eco-friendly

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…

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…

3Dom Introduces Buzzed, the 3D Printing Filament Made From Beer

“Never leave a beer behind.” That was a phrase I heard often in my college days, from well-meaning friends who simply hated to see a fine beverage such as Miller…

Earth Day: 3D Fuel and ALGIX Team to Launch Algae-based 3D Printer Filament

The 3D printer filament space is ripe with innovation. As the number of desktop 3D printers sold annually is expected to top 400,000 this year and 1.3 million by 2018,…