Nefilatek Wants to Turn Montreal’s Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Nefilatek wants to take waste materials and make 3D printing filament out of them. There are other laudable 3D printing initiatives out there already, including turning weed containers into limbs,…

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit,…

Michigan Tech Researchers Recycle Wood Furniture Waste into Composite 3D Printing Material

From artwork, instruments, and boats to gear shift knobs, cell phone accessories, and even 3D printers, wood has been used often as a 3D printing material. It’s a valuable renewable…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 7, 2018

We’re starting things off on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business and a little software, before moving on to more cool 3D printing projects and products. NextFlex…

#3DP365Project Showcases a Full Year of Daily 3D Printing: Interview with Jeffrey Wright

If you want to get good at something, you have to practice it. That’s true for writing as much as playing the piano as much as 3D printing. It was…

3D Printing and Recycling in Space Among New NASA and Freelancer.com Design Challenges

It’s become obvious over the last several years that NASA loves a good contest. The agency is enthusiastic about crowdsourcing ideas and inventions from the general public through design challenges,…

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…

Reduce and Reuse: ExtrusionBot’s ‘Cruncher’ Recycles and Pelletizes 3D Printing Filament Waste

ExtrusionBot is in the business of supplying 3D printing enthusiasts with materials. Breaking into the 3D printing industry with their specialized ExtrusionBot filament extruder that can be used with any desktop 3D…

Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint

Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint

July 19, 2014

The job commonly known as ‘rag picking’ or ‘waste picking’ has been around for as long as humans have been discarding things. The waste pickers perform an important function by…

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