Take That, Quagga Mussels: Student Turns an Invasive Species into 3D Printer Filament

The quagga mussel is an invasive species that has caused a great deal of trouble in the Great Lakes. It’s an aggressive creature, native to eastern Europe, that kills other…

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily,…

Global Environment Concerns Support R&D for Plastic Recycling in 3D Printing

A recent series of major developments and events has created a new impetus for 3D printing plastic recycling. 3D printing of recycled plastics has multiple benefits, including lower costs and…

3D Printing 4 the 4th of July

It feels like it was just the New Year, but it’s already almost the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, aka an excuse to eat and drink a lot and…

Voodoo Manufacturing Begins 3D Printing With Rubbery TPU Materials

Last year, a group of former MakerBot employees decided to venture out into the confines of Brooklyn, New York, looking to start their own 3D printing service bureau, which they’ve…

Symbiosis: Voodoo Manufacturing Gets Rid of 600+ Pounds of Plastic Trash by Giving it to Filabot for Recycling

It seems that we discuss one of the downsides of 3D printing more and lately: trash. This does in fact occur mainly by way of plastic—and even just one home…

3D Hubs Lavishes Five New Perks on Users with Discounted 3D Printing Materials, Software, & More

While the world of 3D printing and innovation is already extremely rewarding in itself, 3D Hubs is busy spoiling their users even further, lavishing five new perks on the community….

Ben & Jerry’s and Filabot Team To Turn Plastic Spoons into 3D Printer Filament

Back in December of 2012, Filabot began with the idea of making a machine that could recycle plastic into filament for 3D printers. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and during the…

Filabot Launches Incredible New 3D Printing Filaments – Graphite Infused ABS, Carbon Nano Tube & More

Material science is beginning to take shape within the 3D printing space. No longer are we restricted to only 3D printing objects at home using traditional PLA and ABS filaments. We have…


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