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Fashion Designer Babette Sperling Uses WillowFlex Filament to 3D Print Secret Messages in Natural Materials

Fashion Designer Babette Sperling Uses WillowFlex Filament to 3D Print Secret Messages in Natural Materials

3D printed fashion has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, and there’s no denying that it’s really cool. I’ve seen one 3D printed fashion show in person, and have watched and read about many others online, and I’m amazed at what designers are able to do with 3D printing. Like a […]

3D printed fashion has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, and there’s no denying that it’s really cool. I’ve seen one 3D printed fashion show in person, and have watched and read about many others online, and I’m amazed at what...
Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

I go through clothes and shoes pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed sleeve or a hole in a shoe. As an obsessive environmentalist, […]

I go through clothes and shoes pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed...
Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

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 a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan Technological University. Last year, researchers from the university headed breakthrough developments for 3D printing with […]

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 a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan...
Sustainable Star Wars: BioInspiration Experiments with Their Compostable WillowFlex Filament

Sustainable Star Wars: BioInspiration Experiments with Their Compostable WillowFlex Filament

I’m not sure how Darth Vader feels about environmental issues. My guess is that he doesn’t give a bantha’s behind about the ecological impact of his actions, considering his penchant for vaporizing entire planets. The man liked to leave his mark, which is why he’d probably be most displeased to learn that his iconic helmet […]

I’m not sure how Darth Vader feels about environmental issues. My guess is that he doesn’t give a bantha’s behind about the ecological impact of his actions, considering his penchant for vaporizing entire planets. The man liked to leave his mark,...
3D Fuel and Algix Announce the Release of Algae-Fuel, the 3D Printer Filament Made from Algae

3D Fuel and Algix Announce the Release of Algae-Fuel, the 3D Printer Filament Made from Algae

Algae in large quantities is usually a bad sign. Harmful algal blooms form when their aquatic environment is out of balance, usually due to fertilizer runoff or other environmental toxins. An algal bloom, besides being an alert to an ecological problem, can also damage its environment further by absorbing oxygen and generating its own toxins. […]

Algae in large quantities is usually a bad sign. Harmful algal blooms form when their aquatic environment is out of balance, usually due to fertilizer runoff or other environmental toxins. An algal bloom, besides being an alert to an ecological problem, can also...
WillowFlex’s Kickstarter Campaign Picks Up Steam: Compostable Corn Starch-Based Filament

WillowFlex’s Kickstarter Campaign Picks Up Steam: Compostable Corn Starch-Based Filament

As a 3D printing writer, I frequently remind people of the importance of filament development. Why? Because many of us are in agreement that while advances in flexibility or strength are great, for example, we want 3D printing to move in the direction of being ecologically sustainable too. Filament is the stuff that stuff is made […]

As a 3D printing writer, I frequently remind people of the importance of filament development. Why? Because many of us are in agreement that while advances in flexibility or strength are great, for example, we want 3D printing to move in the direction of being...
Kickstarter: WillowFlex Filament Project Promises a Compostable 3D Printing Future

Kickstarter: WillowFlex Filament Project Promises a Compostable 3D Printing Future

Out in the hinterlands between Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin, Brian Crotty and Thorsten Perl say their company, BioInspiration, is the first step into what the pair call “Organic Material Evolution,” the development of materials and processes they say follow nature’s lead and result in compostable, upcyclable, harmless, innovative, and resilient 3D printing filaments. Their WillowFlex […]

Out in the hinterlands between Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin, Brian Crotty and Thorsten Perl say their company, BioInspiration, is the first step into what the pair call “Organic Material Evolution,” the development of materials and processes they say follow...
PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we realize the drawbacks environmentally as well as chemically in terms of very real issues […]

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we...
Floreon Unveils Innovative New PLA/Polyester Filament – 4 Times Stronger Than Typical PLA

Floreon Unveils Innovative New PLA/Polyester Filament – 4 Times Stronger Than Typical PLA

When it comes down to it, PLA is typically the preferred material of the majority of desktop 3D printer enthusiasts. Environmentally friendly (at least when compared to ABS), affordable, versatile, and nontoxic, the material is perfect for many DIY projects. With that said, there are also disadvantages to using PLA as opposed to other filaments […]

When it comes down to it, PLA is typically the preferred material of the majority of desktop 3D printer enthusiasts. Environmentally friendly (at least when compared to ABS), affordable, versatile, and nontoxic, the material is perfect for many DIY projects. With that...
3Dom USA Announces the Eco-Spool – Environmentally Friendly 3D Printing Filament Spools

3Dom USA Announces the Eco-Spool – Environmentally Friendly 3D Printing Filament Spools

As more and more people begin purchasing and using desktop 3D printers, the more filament is being consumed. While, much of this filament, specifically PLA, is considered to be environmentally friendly, the reality is that even PLA takes quite some time to breakdown in our landfills. While 3D printing is expected to create a lot less […]

As more and more people begin purchasing and using desktop 3D printers, the more filament is being consumed. While, much of this filament, specifically PLA, is considered to be environmentally friendly, the reality is that even PLA takes quite some time to breakdown...
Biome Bioplastics Unveils Biome3D Biodegradable 3D Printer Filaments

Biome Bioplastics Unveils Biome3D Biodegradable 3D Printer Filaments

As the 3D printing market continues its expansion, and environmentalists begin turning their attention to the possible global consequences of an increase in ABS and even PLA use, there will be a continued drive to make 3D printing greener. There is no doubt that, although additive manufacturing produces far less waste than subtractive manufacturing, a […]

As the 3D printing market continues its expansion, and environmentalists begin turning their attention to the possible global consequences of an increase in ABS and even PLA use, there will be a continued drive to make 3D printing greener. There is no doubt that,...
3D Printer Company Tinkerine Launches Their Own Line of Unique Colored Biodegradable PLA Filament

3D Printer Company Tinkerine Launches Their Own Line of Unique Colored Biodegradable PLA Filament

Filament is to 3D printers, as toner is to desktop 2D printers. Unfortunately, unlike your 2D printer, most FDM based 3D printers, are not capable of mixing and matching colors for customization. Thus, a great deal of color options must be made available to choose from. Tinkerine, a company that recently released their line of […]

Filament is to 3D printers, as toner is to desktop 2D printers. Unfortunately, unlike your 2D printer, most FDM based 3D printers, are not capable of mixing and matching colors for customization. Thus, a great deal of color options must be made available to choose...
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