circular economy

3D Printing Stalwart Stratasys Publishes First Sustainability Report

Upon establishing a distinct focus on sustainability in August 2021, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has issued its first report on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities. The study is essentially the…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 9, 2022: Metal, Art, & More

We’re first talking about how to reduce defects in metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to 3D printed houses as a possible solution…

Biodegradable Soft Robot Finger Provides Peek at Circular Economy with 3D Printing

Last week, while discussing a new printing filament partially made from wheat bran waste, I mentioned that greater exploration of biodegradable printing materials could be the best long-term solution for…

Wheat Bran 3D Printing Filament Upcycles Pasta Waste

One of the major questions still hanging over the head of the additive manufacturing (AM) sector is, “How sustainable can the tech ultimately be?” In theory, of course, there’s great…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 12, 2022: Rebranding, Bioprinting, & More

First up in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Particle3D has gone through a rebrand, and a team of researchers developed a way to 3D print and preserve tissues in below-freezing…

ASTM’s ICAM 2021: 3D Printing Economics & Sustainability Considerations

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2021 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM), hosted by ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) in Anaheim, California. The event,…

Roboze to Begin 3D Printing Circular Economy Program Starting Next Year

Starting in January 2022, Roboze, the Italian-American manufacturer of 3D printers, polymers for additive manufacturing, and composite parts, is starting a circular economy program for its customers. The program will…

Large Robotic 3D Printing Builds Sailboat Hull from Recycled Material

This year’s Milan Design Week in Italy took place last week, and just as in years past, an interesting 3D printed innovation was showcased at the annual event. Much like…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 8, 2021: Sintavia, 6K, Nexa3D, Marotta Controls, CRP Technology, HILOS, Angled, ETH Zurich, Jalopnik

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with some business and then moving on to materials and some cool 3D printed items, like shoes and assistive…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 30, 2021: IDM Lab, Weerg, Monocure3D, Carpenter Additive & Link3D, SABIC & Local Motors, Neotech AMT

From a new 3D printer and new materials to integrated software and more, read on for all the interesting stories in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! IDM Lab Launches PicoFAB…

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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Eco Friendly 3D Printing? The 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…