circular economy

Eurovision Trophy 3D Printed from Recycled Plastic Showcases Sustainability

Organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Eurovision Song Contest sees performers and artists compete each year from countries that are EBU members, including the Netherlands, France, Israel, Germany, Australia,…

Sustainable, Customizable 3D Printed Flip Flops Available on Kickstarter

It’s April in Ohio, which means that it’s almost time for me to bust out my various flip flops and welcome the warm summer weather! We often hear about 3D…

Rusal America Brings Aluminum 3D Printing Materials to Neighborhood 91 3D Printing Campus

Aluminum manufacturer Rusal America has announced that it will be joining the first-of-its-kind 3D printing campus, Neighborhood 91, located at Pittsburgh International Airport’s (PIT). The site is meant to represent…

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HP & Ford Team to Recycle 3D Printed Waste into Car Parts

In some of the most interesting additive manufacturing news I’ve heard recently, HP and Ford announced that they have teamed up to revolutionize how 3D printing waste is reused in…

Circular Economy: Supernovas Transforms Plastic Waste into 3D Printed Furniture

Plastic waste is being converted into filaments used to 3D print unique furniture and objects. Supernovas, a recently launched London and Milan-based circular design and lifestyle company, has shown that…

Circular Economy Under-explored in 3D Printing, Say Researchers

Researchers from UNIDEMI at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal took note of the fact that, while 3D printing could serve as a key technology in a circular economy,…

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6K Partners with Relativity Space, Commissions UniMelt to Transform Sustainability in Metal 3D Printing

On the heels of their recent announcement of commissioning the first two commercial UniMelt systems for sustainable production of additive manufacturing (AM) powders, 6K has now partnered with Relativity Space…

Toward a Circular Economy: 3D Printing with Curable Vegetable Oil

Many of us have heard of using vegetable oil for alternative sources of energy like diesel gasoline, but you may be surprised to learn that it can play a role…

Improving the Circular Economy of 3D Printing with Plastic Recycling

Researchers from France’s Université de Lorraine and Michigan Technological University explore a topic that many users are very concerned about, detailed in the recently published ‘Plastic recycling in additive manufacturing:…

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Climate Disrupted: 3D Printing and a Circular Economy

In trying to prevent the total collapse of our natural ecosystem, we can work toward building a circular ecosystem of goods production and consumption. The goal of a circular economy…

Microsoft Community Pitch-Off: Turning Plastic Waste Into Educational Supplies with 3D Printing

People across the globe are harnessing the power of new technologies in a search for sustainable, low-cost, and localized solutions to life that will eventually deal with some of Earth’s…

LiDar and its Applications Part 11 – Solar Planning

This article talks about the value of solar planning and resource management. The way LiDar technology can be used to help in urban development along with solar energy planning is vital for a Circular Economy thought process.

Dezeen Day Recap

This is a mini summary of some things I picked up on from the Dezeen Day conference. It is only a small understatement of the stimulating environment.

UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed. Researchers discuss these issues and…

Interview with Sarah O’Sell on the Circular Economy

This is an interview with Sarah O’Sell. She brings a lot of relevant info to this interview in terms of sustainability and fashion.

GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

Large-format 3D printing company BigRep, along with its innovation department NOWLAB, just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant and insect habitat….

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 7: the Viability of 3D Printing

This is a short article on the viability of 3D printing in terms of the circular economy. It is important to note that infrastructures are more important in terms of the circular economy, but 3D printing can be leveraged well.

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 6: CNC Machining

This is a brief article based on the differences between 3D printing and CNC machining in terms of waste. This part 6 of this series on the circular economy.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy, Part 5 – Human Development Index

This is an article that talks about the importance of the Human Development Index as it relates to the Circular Economy.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 4: Anthroposphere

This is a brief introduction to other conversation and questions I am having as I do research for the circular economy. Some follow up articles will occur based on the questions raised.

Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2019 Day Two

After enjoying the excellent restaurants and nightlife of buzzing Seoul we reconvened for day two of Inside 3D Printing Seoul. After opening remarks by Smartech’s Kirsten Mulherin, Dr. Behrang Poorganji…

3D Printing Interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3D Printlife

This is an interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3DPrintLife. We discuss various things that have risen within his entrepreneurial career as well as the importance of saving the environment.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 3: Injection Molding

This is an article focused on the differences between additive manufacturing versus injection molding processes. It is important to take a holistic approach to what is sustainable within the circular economy in a variety of manners.

Interview with James Nordstrom of 3DPrintClean

This is an interview with James Nordstrom, the founder of 3DPrintClean. We talk about the various safety concerns that consumers should think about in terms of 3D Printers as well as sustainability for people in terms of health and environmental safety.