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Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25% of its sales, has been busy making good on this announcement, being named as […]

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25%...
Recycled 3D Printing Filament Without Compromising Quality

Recycled 3D Printing Filament Without Compromising Quality

Gartner suggests that there will be 6.7 million 3D printers sold by the year 2020. Assuming that 50% of these printers are desktop, material extrusion (FFF) 3D printers, and each printer uses 1 kilogram of filament per month, it can be predicted that 36 million kilograms of plastic will be used and therefore need to […]

Gartner suggests that there will be 6.7 million 3D printers sold by the year 2020. Assuming that 50% of these printers are desktop, material extrusion (FFF) 3D printers, and each printer uses 1 kilogram of filament per month, it can be predicted that 36 million...
ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay Printer that just launched on Kickstarter. The ClayXYZ printer, named […]

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay...
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...
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...
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....
Netherlands Leads the Council of the European Union from a 3D Printed, Recyclable Building

Netherlands Leads the Council of the European Union from a 3D Printed, Recyclable Building

As humanity becomes more aware of the damage we’re doing to the environment, we are scrambling to find ways to fix it. There are more recycling options than ever before; nearly everything man-made can be recycled, if you know where to look. I bet you never considered recycling an entire building, however. That’s what the […]

As humanity becomes more aware of the damage we’re doing to the environment, we are scrambling to find ways to fix it. There are more recycling options than ever before; nearly everything man-made can be recycled, if you know where to look. I bet you never...
3D Printing’s Impact on Modern Manufacturing

3D Printing’s Impact on Modern Manufacturing

You’ll be hard pressed to find an industry that won’t be impacted or influenced by 3D printing in the coming decade. Every sector of the economy will feel the positive reverberations of this evolving technology and we’ll one day look back and wonder in amazement at how processes were handled in a pre-3D world. And while virtually all industries […]

You’ll be hard pressed to find an industry that won’t be impacted or influenced by 3D printing in the coming decade. Every sector of the economy will feel the positive reverberations of this evolving technology and we’ll one day look back and wonder in amazement at...
Using 3D Printing and Technology to Stay Fashionable and Save the World

Using 3D Printing and Technology to Stay Fashionable and Save the World

It is pretty hard to deny that the modern world is very much a consumer culture. Just the amount of food, personal electronics, retail packaging and clothing that we discard every year is evidence of our over consumption. But while there is often at least an attempt to address the need for the recycling of […]

It is pretty hard to deny that the modern world is very much a consumer culture. Just the amount of food, personal electronics, retail packaging and clothing that we discard every year is evidence of our over consumption. But while there is often at least an attempt...
3Dom Introduces Buzzed, the 3D Printing Filament Made From Beer

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 Lite get wasted (no pun intended). Now that I’m older and wiser, I know that sometimes you have to leave a beer behind. I hate […]

“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 Lite get wasted (no pun intended). Now that I’m older and wiser, I know that sometimes...
Now on Kickstarter: The New and Improved Felfil Evo 3D Printing Filament Extruder

Now on Kickstarter: The New and Improved Felfil Evo 3D Printing Filament Extruder

Nothing in life is perfect – yes, including 3D printing. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully we craft our designs, mistakes and flaws happen. This can be infuriating, as any artist in any discipline knows. Making takes valuable time, and materials cost money, so starting from scratch can feel like defeat. And, if you’re at all eco-minded, […]

Nothing in life is perfect – yes, including 3D printing. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully we craft our designs, mistakes and flaws happen. This can be infuriating, as any artist in any discipline knows. Making takes valuable time, and materials cost money,...
Plastics Industry Awards Recognize ObjectForm for Their Eco-Friendly Filaments

Plastics Industry Awards Recognize ObjectForm for Their Eco-Friendly Filaments

The environment is in serious trouble. It’s an unfortunate and troubling fact, and our own culpability in the destruction is hard for some people to face. On the brighter side, though, we’re finally starting to do something about it. Technology is presenting us with new alternatives to the unsustainable, damaging manufacturing processes and materials that […]

The environment is in serious trouble. It’s an unfortunate and troubling fact, and our own culpability in the destruction is hard for some people to face. On the brighter side, though, we’re finally starting to do something about it. Technology is...
PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

PHAbulous Filaments: Make Fantastic 3D Prints from Magical Microbes That Fertilize Your Garden Too

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we realize the drawbacks environmentally as well as chemically in terms of very real issues […]

From your credit card to your new toothbrush, plastic is everywhere in your life–and for most, it plays a large role in 3D printing endeavors as well. While plastic was originally thought to be a substance of wonder–a century ago–these days we...
Re-examining the Clothes Hanger: A 3D Printed Closet Solution

Re-examining the Clothes Hanger: A 3D Printed Closet Solution

We’re accustomed to seeing innovations on the cutting edge of aeronautics and medicine resulting from 3D printing. Sometimes, however, it is the everyday object that needs renewed attention. North Dakota State University Student Amber Grindeland and her business partner Caet Fox have demonstrated how new processes can reshape the way we think about accepted objects […]

We’re accustomed to seeing innovations on the cutting edge of aeronautics and medicine resulting from 3D printing. Sometimes, however, it is the everyday object that needs renewed attention. North Dakota State University Student Amber Grindeland and her business...
Jenifer 1 & Arthur 1 -- 3D Printable Car and Motorcycle Concepts Could Influence Future Design

Jenifer 1 & Arthur 1 -- 3D Printable Car and Motorcycle Concepts Could Influence Future Design

The automobile industry is in the midst of what may be the biggest shakeup in its 130 year history. Between ride sharing services, the influx of electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S, and the incredible work being done by companies such as Local Motors to 3D print automobiles, the next couple decades may be […]

The automobile industry is in the midst of what may be the biggest shakeup in its 130 year history. Between ride sharing services, the influx of electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S, and the incredible work being done by companies such as Local Motors to 3D print...
Enviro: 3D Printlife & Sierra Resins Present Environmentally Friendly ABS at 2015 International CES

Enviro: 3D Printlife & Sierra Resins Present Environmentally Friendly ABS at 2015 International CES

While 3D printing is taking the world by storm, propelling us into a new technological age with so many exciting and new options — not to mention a revolution in manufacturing — we still have the environment to consider. While we hear the words affordable, innovative, progressive, and amazing tossed out into the headlines so […]

While 3D printing is taking the world by storm, propelling us into a new technological age with so many exciting and new options — not to mention a revolution in manufacturing — we still have the environment to consider. While we hear the words affordable, innovative,...
Researchers Look to Squid for Latest Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Material

Researchers Look to Squid for Latest Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Material

Thermoplastics are fairly ubiquitous in the 3D printing space. As with any plastic material, though, they have always been subject to environmental concerns; how easy are they to produce, to use, to dispose of? What effects can this have on the environment? Will they maintain integrity if made with bio-based materials? Some materials that have […]

Thermoplastics are fairly ubiquitous in the 3D printing space. As with any plastic material, though, they have always been subject to environmental concerns; how easy are they to produce, to use, to dispose of? What effects can this have on the environment? Will they...
ObjectForm Announces Fila-Cycle, 100% Recycled 3D Printing Filaments

ObjectForm Announces Fila-Cycle, 100% Recycled 3D Printing Filaments

Additive manufacturing is, by its nature, more environmentally friendly than subtractive manufacturing methods; by using only the materials necessary for a particular production run, waste generation drops drastically. Now, though, environmentally conscious users can rejoice as a new form of eco-friendliness comes to the 3D printing world. Formed in April 2014, following a year of […]

Additive manufacturing is, by its nature, more environmentally friendly than subtractive manufacturing methods; by using only the materials necessary for a particular production run, waste generation drops drastically. Now, though, environmentally conscious users can...
3D Printing Meets Green Living in Landscape Architects' Cella Planters

3D Printing Meets Green Living in Landscape Architects' Cella Planters

3D printing and eco-conscious design team up once again with the introduction of Cella, the brainchild of Harvard Graduate School of Design graduates and innovators Yongkyu Kim and Jonghyun Baek. Co-founders of Ecoid and landscape architects, Kim and Baek created these 3D printed forms that are reminiscent of organic objects like sea shells and porous […]

3D printing and eco-conscious design team up once again with the introduction of Cella, the brainchild of Harvard Graduate School of Design graduates and innovators Yongkyu Kim and Jonghyun Baek. Co-founders of Ecoid and landscape architects, Kim and Baek created...
MIT Researchers Create Water-Based Robotic Fabrication Method for Natural Biodegradable 3D Printing

MIT Researchers Create Water-Based Robotic Fabrication Method for Natural Biodegradable 3D Printing

Although we have mentioned its benefits so many times in the past, while 3D printing is substantially cutting back on waste within the manufacturing industry, it’s actually creating hundreds of tons of waste annually within the consumer segment of the market. The majority of desktop 3D printers you will find in the homes of individuals rely […]

Although we have mentioned its benefits so many times in the past, while 3D printing is substantially cutting back on waste within the manufacturing industry, it’s actually creating hundreds of tons of waste annually within the consumer segment of the market....
Fully 3D Printed Working Engine Runs Completely on Hot and Cold Water -- and You Can Print Your Own For Free

Fully 3D Printed Working Engine Runs Completely on Hot and Cold Water -- and You Can Print Your Own For Free

3D printing is fascinating, especially to those individuals who have not ever seen the technology in action previously. However, like with all new technology, this fascination subsides as time goes on and the technology becomes more commonplace. Perhaps we aren’t quite at this point yet with 3D printing, but the intrigue generated through the seeing, […]

3D printing is fascinating, especially to those individuals who have not ever seen the technology in action previously. However, like with all new technology, this fascination subsides as time goes on and the technology becomes more commonplace. Perhaps we...
UAE Recycling Pioneer Goes Extra “Green” with 3D Printing for Functional Prototype Testing

UAE Recycling Pioneer Goes Extra “Green” with 3D Printing for Functional Prototype Testing

Recycle Beacon Fz LLC, a UAE-based company developing advanced innovative solutions in the recycling and waste management field, is practicing what they preach by turning to 3D printing technology to quickly and accurately create an optimized physical prototype model of their “Smart City Sensor” – an ingenious device that has the potential to monitor recycling […]

Recycle Beacon Fz LLC, a UAE-based company developing advanced innovative solutions in the recycling and waste management field, is practicing what they preach by turning to 3D printing technology to quickly and accurately create an optimized physical prototype model...

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