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Reinforced Plastic 3D Printed Footbridge by DSM and Royal HaskoningDHV to Be Installed 2020

DSM and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV will collaborate with the Dutch city of Rotterdam to build a 3D printed circular composite footbridge. I was initially extremely skeptical about fiber reinforced…

Recycling Plastics in Fabrication & Design: 3D Printing Raw Materials from Plastic Waste

Alaeddine Oussai, Zoltán Bártfai, László Kátai, and István Szalkai explore ways to improve recycling in 3D printing, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Development of 3D Printing Raw…

Smart Materials: 3D Printing Self-Healing Capsules for Concrete

In ‘3D printed capsules for self-healing concrete applications,’ researchers are exploring the world of self-healing materials further, with the creation of macro-capsules that can actually be filled with a variety…

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,…

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world,…

US Military Researches Water Bottle Recycling for 3D Printing in the Field

Every branch of the US military has been exploring 3D printing for a number of applications, finding it to be a useful technology for everything from day to day uses…

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared…

3D Brooklyn Teams with Better Future Factory to Sell Refil Recycled 3D Printer Filament in the US

For all of the myriad of uses for 3D printing, benefiting vastly different industries, it has been somewhat lacking in one particular area. 3D printing isn’t as sustainable as it could…

Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the…

3D Matter Releases In-Depth Study Detailing the Properties of 3D Printing Polymers

Back in April, at the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo, we had the chance to cover the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, an exciting competition between the newest and most…

SD3D 3D Printing Filament Review: The Latest, Greatest & Favorites for 2015

Once you’ve attained the foundation of a solid 3D printer that meets your various and sundry making needs, it’s time to fill it with fuel. And if you thought the…

3D Printed Blackhand Warhammer from World of Warcraft Glows Thanks to PETG

If ever there was a tool custom made for cosplaying it would be a 3D printer. Even if you’re not the most artistic person in the world, there are multiple…

The Ultimate Cat Toy — 3D Printed Laser Robot For Your Cat

Cat lovers will appreciate maker Miska Karvonen’s latest 3D printed gadget: A hands-free, Cat Laser Entertainer Robot. It isn’t as though holding a laser pointer is particularly arduous task, but…

Formfutura Releases Food-Safe Transparent HDglass 3D Printing Filament – Sample it Today for $2.12

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago there were only a handful of 3D printing material and color options, and in such a short amount of time…