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How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

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 where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted benefits of 3D printing is its ability to let companies produce […]

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 where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted...
University of Sydney Scientist Uses 3D Modeling to Track Changes in Coral Reefs

University of Sydney Scientist Uses 3D Modeling to Track Changes in Coral Reefs

It’s an understatement to say that we hear about a lot of ingenious uses of 3D printing on a regular basis. One of my favorites, and one of the most brilliant, in my opinion, is the way that several scientists have used the technology to save endangered coral reefs. We’ve taken a look at the […]

It’s an understatement to say that we hear about a lot of ingenious uses of 3D printing on a regular basis. One of my favorites, and one of the most brilliant, in my opinion, is the way that several scientists have used the technology to save endangered coral...
3D Printed Floating Christmas Tree Made from Recycled Plastic Highlights the Beauty and Fragility of Nature

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 there for a few days, and I’ve always wanted to go back, and I just realized that I need to go back right now after […]

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 there for a few days, and I’ve always wanted to go back, and I just realized that I need to go back right now...
TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SPE. This edition of TPE TopCon was called “Stretching the Performance with TPE’s” as the SPE sought to emphasize the ‘stretch’ […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SPE. This edition of TPE TopCon was...
Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we live, consume, and do business. No one can fully predict exactly what will happen over the coming years and decades, as there are a lot […]

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we live, consume, and do business. No one can fully predict exactly what will happen...
3D Printlife ENVIRO Eco-Friendly ABS and PLA-PHA Strike a Chord with Major Resellers

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 use ABS you have to consider that it is derived from hydrocarbons and thus not so good for the planet. Los Angeles-based 3D Printlife has […]

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 use ABS you have to consider that it is derived from hydrocarbons and thus not so good for the planet. Los...
Oyster Growers Use 3D Printed Structures to Help Restore New England's Reef Ecosystem

Oyster Growers Use 3D Printed Structures to Help Restore New England's Reef Ecosystem

You probably don’t think about oysters very often, even if you happen to enjoy eating them. It turns out that the oyster isn’t single animal, but rather a common name for a wide variety of bivalve mollusks, a type of mollusk with a flat body enclosed by two matching, hinged shells. Some of the more […]

You probably don’t think about oysters very often, even if you happen to enjoy eating them. It turns out that the oyster isn’t single animal, but rather a common name for a wide variety of bivalve mollusks, a type of mollusk with a flat body enclosed by two matching,...
Artist to Use 100,000 Plastic Litter Bottles to 3D Print a 12-foot Long Madonna Statue for 2016 Olympics

Artist to Use 100,000 Plastic Litter Bottles to 3D Print a 12-foot Long Madonna Statue for 2016 Olympics

When it comes to pollution, one of the most detrimental issues we are dealing with as a society, besides global warming, is the massive build-up of plastic waste floating within our oceans. Did you know that each years there is approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic which ends up in our oceans? That’s approximately […]

When it comes to pollution, one of the most detrimental issues we are dealing with as a society, besides global warming, is the massive build-up of plastic waste floating within our oceans. Did you know that each years there is approximately 8 million metric tons of...
How Green Is My 3D Printer? Scientists Warn Of Heavy Metal Pollution

How Green Is My 3D Printer? Scientists Warn Of Heavy Metal Pollution

Some of the materials used in 3D printing can leech toxins that could have environmental and health implications, say researchers in the US. The team has focused their attention on the use of photopolymers, materials that are commonly found in consumer goods, adhesives and dental fillings, but are increasingly being used as epoxy resins for […]

Some of the materials used in 3D printing can leech toxins that could have environmental and health implications, say researchers in the US. The team has focused their attention on the use of photopolymers, materials that are commonly found in consumer goods,...
3 Ways 3D Printing Will Save the Environment

3 Ways 3D Printing Will Save the Environment

Technological progress has been on both ends of the environmental spectrum. On one hand the further use of technology can cause dregradation within the natural environment, while on the other hand, it can be it’s savior. As we progress into the 21st century, never before have we had so many possible environmental catastrophies building on […]

Technological progress has been on both ends of the environmental spectrum. On one hand the further use of technology can cause dregradation within the natural environment, while on the other hand, it can be it’s savior. As we progress into the 21st century,...

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