The 3D Printing Challenge: A Call for Ideas on How to 3D Print Our Way Out of the End of the World

As each day progresses, more and more people seem to conclude that our planet is heading for disaster. While a substantial segment of the world’s population remains blissfully unaware or…

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…

Robots with a Mission: 3D Printed Garbage Collectors Prepare to Descend on Beaches

In 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and injuring and/or displacing hundreds of thousands of others. The effects of the tsunami were felt…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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