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3D Printing with Bioplastics: Engineering Biodegradable PHA Blends

Jackie Anderson offers a review regarding one of the most critical 3D printing topics today: materials. As innovation continues to grow, so do the options regarding software, hardware, and different…

Interview with Lorena James, Who Turns Invasive Species of Quagga Mussels Into 3D Printing Filament

This is an interview with Lorena James of Z Spools. She is looking to be a force within the environmental sector and manufacturing sector with her organization.

Interview with James Nordstrom of 3DPrintClean

This is an interview with James Nordstrom, the founder of 3DPrintClean. We talk about the various safety concerns that consumers should think about in terms of 3D Printers as well as sustainability for people in terms of health and environmental safety.

Recycled, 3D Knitted Shoe Company Rothy’s Announces New Funding

It’s hard to find a good pair of shoes that looks attractive and will last. And if you’re like me, you may sometimes feel guilt when you make new shoe…

Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year,…

3D Printed Kayaks and Augmented Reality are Part of Saving the Environment with Sweden’s Paper Province

By now, it’s clear that our environment needs a lot of help, or the consequences will be dire. While few seem to agree on what exactly is the best way…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a…

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Filamentive Addressing the ‘Reel Issues’ with Empty Filament Spool Return

The fundamental advantage of 3D printing is less waste, more efficiency. In desktop 3D printing, we can now buy recycled 3D printer filament, and even recycle our own filament at…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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;…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…