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UBQ Materials and Plastics App Make 3D Printing Filament from Waste 

Israeli startup UBQ Materials uses advanced conversion technology to transform household waste into a sustainable and cost-competitive thermoplastic that substitutes oil-based resins for manufacturing. The green company announced a new…

Malawi Wants to Build Africa’s First 3D Printed Buildings

A group in Malawi wants to build Africa’s first 3D printed buildings. A LafargeHolcim and CDC joint venture, 14Trees, will use a COBOD BOD2 3D printer to build housing and…

Interview with Alex McIntosh of Kora 3D on 3D Printing Safety

FDM 3D printers (FFF, Material Extrusion) continue their march into the classroom, businesses and homes. Meanwhile knowledge about 3D printing safety is only slowly spreading. Resin printers for Stereolithography and…

More Testing Shows that 3D Printer Emissions are Still Problematic

3D printing, for all of its multitudes of benefits, also comes with some risks, which include the emission of ultrafine particles and gaseous pollutants. In a paper entitled “Characterization of…

Siemens Saves Time and Money, and Lowers CO Emissions, with 3D Printed Gas Turbine Component

German engineering group Siemens is on a roll in its quest to determine just how many benefits can be offered by 3D printing in the power generation industry. The company…

UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

3D printing is a new enough technology that there’s still plenty of debate about how safe it is, on a number of levels. While some fears may be over-exaggerated, there’s…

Is 3D Printing Hazardous for Your Health? Researchers from University of Texas Weigh In

It seems nothing is without hazard, and especially in technology. As soon as something new and amazing hits the mainstream and is placed into the hands of innocent consumers, instructed…

The Future of Making Cars: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize the Auto Industry

Considered to be the “next trillion-dollar industry,” 3D printing has taken by storm, the automotive industry. From printing car parts and accessories to creating new concepts from scratch, the possibilities of 3D…

How Safe is 3D Printing? UL Teams Up with Two Universities to Examine 3D Printing’s Effect on Air Quality & Human Health

As we continue to see 3D printing expand substantially in use–sure, perhaps not explosively like early predictions might have had us believe, but certainly enough to make a great deal…