3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 3: Injection Molding

This is an article focused on the differences between additive manufacturing versus injection molding processes. It is important to take a holistic approach to what is sustainable within the circular economy in a variety of manners.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 2: Classical Manufacturing

This is an indepth dive into various tools within the traditional manufacturing cycle. We briefly mention the importance of these tools along with waste created by them as well. This is part two of this series on 3D Printing and the circular economy.

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

Google ATAP Lab Saves Time and Money During Pre-Production with Formlabs 3D Printing Technology

Last month, Formlabs released a reformulated version of its High Temp Resin, which is part of its Engineering Resins family and features the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any of…

Bamboo Shows Itself to be a Promising 3D Printing Material

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Properties of Polypropylene Composites Reinforced by Modified Phyllostachys pubescens Fibers,” a group of researchers explores the use of bamboo as an extruded material. Bamboo is…

Kite and Layer Team Up to Provide Customizable 3D Printed Eyewear

Kite, an eyewear brand based in London, is partnering with Layer, industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency, to provide 3D printed eyewear that fits the exact measurements of a customer’s…

Comparing Desktop 3D Printing and Injection Molding PLA Samples

Comparisons are constantly being made between 3D printing and injection molding. Manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials strive to achieve the finish and detail that injection molding is…

Building Conformal Cooling Channels Using 3D Printing To Reduce Warpage and Cooling Time

In injection molding, parts are cooled by building channels throughout them. Those channels are typically straight lines, which can result in uneven cooling. Much more even, efficient cooling can be…

Free 3D Systems Whitepaper Discusses Scalable, Digital Molding Process and Figure 4 3D Printing

Injection molding was invented nearly 150 years ago, and while the manufacturing process has been improved several times over the years, something that hasn’t changed about the technology is its…

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