eco-friendly

Robot Factory Introduces Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt System for High-Temperature 3D Printing

Over the last several years, 3D printers that use conveyor belts as limitless build platforms have been growing more popular. In 2017, Italian company Robot Factory launched its own FFF…

Recycled, 3D Knitted Shoe Company Rothy’s Announces New Funding

It’s hard to find a good pair of shoes that looks attractive and will last. And if you’re like me, you may sometimes feel guilt when you make new shoe…

10 Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Stories From 2018

3D printing comes with its own environmental concerns, like potentially harmful emissions as well as the use of vast quantities of plastic. But people have also done a great deal…

Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive…

PLUTO and Poly Desktop 3D Printers Coming Soon to Kickstarter

In our efforts to keep you apprised of the latest crowdfunding campaigns for 3D printers, 3D printed objects, 3D software, and various other 3D printing products, today we’re giving you…

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Filamentive Addressing the ‘Reel Issues’ with Empty Filament Spool Return

The fundamental advantage of 3D printing is less waste, more efficiency. In desktop 3D printing, we can now buy recycled 3D printer filament, and even recycle our own filament at…

Feetz on the Streetz Takes Custom 3D Printed Shoes on a Pop-Up Shop Road Trip

At my old job, food trucks would come and occasionally park in our lot for a few hours during lunch, and sometimes we’d get a fashion store’s mobile truck as…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As…

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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…

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

When I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we…

How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas…

3D Printing on Kickstarter Today: 3D Printers, Enclosures, Materials, Gadgets, Smart Mirrors and Castles

One of my favorite movies is the 1985 classic The Goonies, about a group of misfit kids, led by adorable, asthmatic Mikey, who go on an adventure to find a buried…

UC Berkeley Students Develop Campus-Wide 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program

At the University of California Berkeley, nearly 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated every year – and while there are many contributing factors like plastic bottles, the school’s more than 100…

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Yeehaw 3D Printer for Kids Has Two Weeks Left on Indiegogo – Starting at $269!

Santa Claus is coming to town…Christmas is just a couple weeks away! While it may not fit in little Nell’s stocking, if you’re still looking for a present for your…

3D Printed Floating Christmas Tree Made from Recycled Plastic Highlights the Beauty and Fragility of Nature

I’ve been to London once, as part of a grad school class, and I loved the city even though I didn’t get a chance to see too much. I was only…

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SK Chemicals Launches SKYPLETE, Thermoplastic Material Solution for 3D Printing

SK Chemicals, a specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer based in South Korea, is launching SKYPLETE, thermoplastic material solutions for 3D printing utilizing its own proprietary resins and compounding technology. 3D…

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…

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…

3D Printlife ENVIRO Eco-Friendly ABS and PLA-PHA Strike a Chord with Major Resellers

There is a duality in desktop 3D printing: if you want to have an eco-friendly material you need to use PLA, which is fragile and brittle. If you want to…

NatureWorks Introduces New PLA-Based ABS Alternative Material Ingeo 3D860

While PLA is by far the most popular filament type for desktop 3D printers, many companies that develop high-quality prototypes or end-use products have no choice but to turn to…

3Dom and 3D-Fuel Join Forces to Form New Eco-Friendly Conglomerate: 3DomFuel

There are a lot of eco-friendly filament manufacturers out there, but two of the biggest – and ones that we cover regularly – are 3D-Fuel and 3Dom (which is comprised…

DURA 3D Printer Filament is Now on the Market: An ABS Alternative That’s Safer, More Eco-Friendly, and Better-Performing

Whatever your preference may be in terms of 3D printing materials, it’s hard to ignore the fact that ABS is something of a problem child in the filament family. It…

3Dom Releases Entwined: Hemp Filament!

It seems like every day a presidential candidate is declaring that they will make America great again. But what does that really mean? What really made America great? Well, one…