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Nigeria: Assessing Properties of Recycled PET Powder for 3D Printing Feedstock

The topic of recycling is anything but new, but today innovative methods must be applied to the reuse of an influx of plastics, powders, and other materials being discarded in…

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D…

Recycled Content of Filamentive’s 3D Printing Filaments in Accordance with ISO 14021 Standard

According to UK-based 3D printing material startup Filamentive, 90% of all the plastic used in the world comes from non-renewable sources, which means there’s definitely a major environmental need for…

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Last year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his own non-profit…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed…

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily,…

Million Waves Project Gains New Partner In Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Plastic

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Organizations set up trash…

Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering,…

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world,…

Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

3D printing can be used to benefit the world in many ways, and thousands of caring people have dedicated their time and energy towards working with the technology to help…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news,…

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D…

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Recycled 3D Printing Filament Without Compromising Quality

Gartner suggests that there will be 6.7 million 3D printers sold by the year 2020. Assuming that 50% of these printers are desktop, material extrusion (FFF) 3D printers, and each…

3devo Introduces SHR3D IT at RapidPro to Complete the Plastic Life Cycle in 3D Printing

RapidPro 2017 is off to a great start this week in the Netherlands as the Benelux region comes together to celebrate “prototyping, (low volume) production and product development,” with a big…

Researchers at Waikato University Transform Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Researchers and students under New Zealand-based Waikato University’s Materials Science professor Kim Pickering have successfully demonstrated the utilization of waste material in creating plastic-based objects with 3D printing technology. By…

Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end…

3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts…

3devo Launches Two New Industrial-Grade Desktop Filament Extruders

As 3D printing technology continues to become more functional, accessible, and affordable throughout the world, the industry is starting to realize that we don’t need industrial-sized printers to reach professional-grade…

Plastic Madonna Sculpture Hits the Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Of all the current threats facing humanity in the present day, nothing seems more imminent than the prospect of climate change, a drastic and ongoing effect that us humans have…

Shred-Buddy 3D Recycler Turns Your Old Filament, Bottles, and Even Fishing Line into Brand New 3D Printing Material

There’s a lot of plastic used in 3D printing, one drawback of a technology that has so many benefits. Plastic is, to state the obvious, causing a mess of problems…

Now on Kickstarter: The Renegade 3D Printing Pen Prints With Plastic Bags and Bottles

I’ve gotten much better than I used to be in terms of remembering to bring my reusable canvas bags when I go grocery shopping now, but somehow I still keep…

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only…

Symbiosis: Voodoo Manufacturing Gets Rid of 600+ Pounds of Plastic Trash by Giving it to Filabot for Recycling

It seems that we discuss one of the downsides of 3D printing more and lately: trash. This does in fact occur mainly by way of plastic—and even just one home…

Precious Plastic’s Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can…