Environmentally friendly 3D printing

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...
Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and already some great ideas are coming out of the second cycle. Although the government agencies […]

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and...
UC Berkeley Students Develop Campus-Wide 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program

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 3D printers have definitely raised the amount. While the university has done some wonderful things with its printers, the unfortunate flip side is that the garbage […]

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 3D printers have definitely raised the amount. While the...
Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The emerging technology has already been adopted by some of the biggest […]

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The...
3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts to develop more recycling programs and create greener and more biodegradable materials, it’s not nearly enough to combat the issue, and we’re all responsible for […]

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts to develop more recycling programs and create greener and more biodegradable materials,...
Paper-Based 3D Printing Saves on Costs, Cuts Environmental Concerns for Automotive Manufacture -- A Few Questions For: Mcor

Paper-Based 3D Printing Saves on Costs, Cuts Environmental Concerns for Automotive Manufacture -- A Few Questions For: Mcor

As we see time and time again, partnerships offer a key portal for mutually beneficial arrangements in many aspects of business. This is especially true in the additive manufacturing arena, where partnerships lead to greater developments of technology and materials, as well as for manufacturing in terms of both iterating and, increasingly, final production. Over […]

As we see time and time again, partnerships offer a key portal for mutually beneficial arrangements in many aspects of business. This is especially true in the additive manufacturing arena, where partnerships lead to greater developments of technology and materials,...
SK Chemicals Launches SKYPLETE, Thermoplastic Material Solution for 3D Printing

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 printing, a.k.a. additive manufacturing, has been one of the most rapidly growing industries over recent years, but only limited thermoplastics materials, such as PLA, ABS […]

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 printing, a.k.a. additive manufacturing, has...
Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

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 – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed sleeve or a hole in a shoe. As an obsessive environmentalist, […]

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 – probably both – but it seems that every day I’m discovering a frayed...
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...
Changing the World One Spool at a Time: Superior Filament Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Changing the World One Spool at a Time: Superior Filament Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? There are variables, of course, but a good estimate is around 450 years – or more. That bottle of water or Diet Coke may be a fleeting object to us, passing into our possession only briefly, but after it’s tossed in the […]

Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? There are variables, of course, but a good estimate is around 450 years – or more. That bottle of water or Diet Coke may be a fleeting object to us, passing into our possession only briefly, but...
Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan Technological University. Last year, researchers from the university headed breakthrough developments for 3D printing with […]

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only a select few have disrupted the industry as much as the Michigan...
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...
On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal with refuse in an environmentally friendly way? As more and more citizens of the world find positive ways to do so, we see 3D printing […]

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal with refuse in an environmentally friendly way? As more and more...
3Dom and 3D-Fuel Join Forces to Form New Eco-Friendly Conglomerate: 3DomFuel

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 of two branches, 3Dom USA and 3Dom Europe). 3Dom vaulted to popularity with their novel filament lines made from the waste byproducts of coffee and beer, and, most recently, […]

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 of two branches, 3Dom USA and 3Dom Europe). 3Dom vaulted to popularity with their novel...
DURA 3D Printer Filament is Now on the Market: An ABS Alternative That's Safer, More Eco-Friendly, and Better-Performing

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 has several things going for it compared to PLA: it’s harder and tougher, less prone to warping, and more resistant to heat. But when it […]

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 has several things going for it compared to PLA: it’s harder and tougher, less prone to...
The 3DPrintClean Filtration System Allows You to Enjoy 3D Printing & Breathe Deeply Too!

The 3DPrintClean Filtration System Allows You to Enjoy 3D Printing & Breathe Deeply Too!

So that shiny new 3D printer has arrived! You unwrap the packaging and behold it in all its sleek, modern glory, skipping over to your computer to start working on designs to 3D print. Setting it up on the desktop, you flick a switch, set the files rolling, and right before your eyes, that baby goes to […]

So that shiny new 3D printer has arrived! You unwrap the packaging and behold it in all its sleek, modern glory, skipping over to your computer to start working on designs to 3D print. Setting it up on the desktop, you flick a switch, set the files rolling, and right...
Autodesk Team Seeks Inspiration from Nature to Find Safe Materials for Sustaining the Future of 3D Printing

Autodesk Team Seeks Inspiration from Nature to Find Safe Materials for Sustaining the Future of 3D Printing

There’s very little about the 3D printing industry that fails to be interesting, and as Autodesk enters the scene beyond the AutoCAD scope, things should heat up further–and especially considering what has caught their attention: safe materials for the future. Already responsible for a software revolution in technology, Autodesk has made a new and recent […]

There’s very little about the 3D printing industry that fails to be interesting, and as Autodesk enters the scene beyond the AutoCAD scope, things should heat up further–and especially considering what has caught their attention: safe materials for the future....
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