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3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2018

We’ve got a little business for you today in the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs this October, followed by some examples of the seemingly endless applications for 3D printing. Manufacturing equipment provider Metal Fish LLC has undergone rebranding with a new name and logo, and a European gas company suggests the use of […]

We’ve got a little business for you today in the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs this October, followed by some examples of the seemingly endless applications for 3D printing. Manufacturing equipment provider Metal Fish LLC has undergone rebranding with...
Colorado-Based AMIDE Alliance Focused on Workforce Development and Creating Sustainable 3D Printing Thermoplastics

Colorado-Based AMIDE Alliance Focused on Workforce Development and Creating Sustainable 3D Printing Thermoplastics

It seems these days that Colorado is the place to be in the 3D printing industry. Home to the ADAPT Consortium and 3D Systems’ Littleton Healthcare Technology Center, along with Aleph Objects and its LulzBot 3D printers, the state has had its fair share of innovations in the medical and educational fields. We’ve got more news […]

It seems these days that Colorado is the place to be in the 3D printing industry. Home to the ADAPT Consortium and 3D Systems’ Littleton Healthcare Technology Center, along with Aleph Objects and its LulzBot 3D printers, the state has had its fair share of...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 15, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 15, 2018

There are several new launches to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a new sustainable 3D printing steel powder project. Jabil has begun its digital future initiative, and ANSYS released its latest software version, which has a digital twin feature. WASP has a new clay line, and German RepRap has added PEKK […]

There are several new launches to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a new sustainable 3D printing steel powder project. Jabil has begun its digital future initiative, and ANSYS released its latest software version, which has a digital twin...
Fontys University Students Experiment with Filament Extrusion and 3D Printing

Fontys University Students Experiment with Filament Extrusion and 3D Printing

One of the most promising aspects of 3D printing is the fact that additive manufacturing adds material and only uses what is necessary through building structures up (albeit with any required supports), whereas through traditional subtractive methodologies, greater amounts of raw materials are required in order to cut away what is required. While the sheer […]

One of the most promising aspects of 3D printing is the fact that additive manufacturing adds material and only uses what is necessary through building structures up (albeit with any required supports), whereas through traditional subtractive methodologies, greater...
Changing the Concept of Waste: Using Microfactories to Turn Trash Into 3D Printing Filament and Metal Alloys

Changing the Concept of Waste: Using Microfactories to Turn Trash Into 3D Printing Filament and Metal Alloys

Waste is a serious problem in the world today, and we are the only ones who can do something about it, as much as we may wish that Captain Planet could just swoop in to save the day. Last summer, a group of volunteers spent four days cleaning up and collecting more than seven metric […]

Waste is a serious problem in the world today, and we are the only ones who can do something about it, as much as we may wish that Captain Planet could just swoop in to save the day. Last summer, a group of volunteers spent four days cleaning up and collecting more...
University in India Inaugurates 3D and 4D Additive Manufacturing Course in Waste Management

University in India Inaugurates 3D and 4D Additive Manufacturing Course in Waste Management

You may not think about the number of times you throw discarded waste items into your trash can every day, rather than trudging out to the recycling bin instead, but it’s probably significant. There is a lot of waste in the world today, but luckily, there are also a lot of people working hard to […]

You may not think about the number of times you throw discarded waste items into your trash can every day, rather than trudging out to the recycling bin instead, but it’s probably significant. There is a lot of waste in the world today, but luckily, there are...
The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D printable filament, for use aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA was pleased with the direction the technology was going, and last summer gave a […]

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D printable filament, for use aboard the...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical manufacturer has acquired an extensive patent portfolio for 3D printed expandable spinal fusion cages. An Australian cyclist […]

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical...
3D Brooklyn Teams with Better Future Factory to Sell Refil Recycled 3D Printer Filament in the US

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 or perhaps should be. Admittedly, 3D printing can aid in reducing shipping by making products locally, allowing companies and designers to make products as needed, […]

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 or perhaps should be. Admittedly, 3D printing can aid in reducing shipping by...
Locals Find Work at Australian Recycling Center Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers

Locals Find Work at Australian Recycling Center Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers

For a couple of years, my husband had what I jokingly referred to as a “computer graveyard” in the basement of our house. Our old college computers were down there, those mammoth desktop beasts taking up all sorts of valuable shelf space, along with a dilapidated box of dusty cords and a printer or two. […]

For a couple of years, my husband had what I jokingly referred to as a “computer graveyard” in the basement of our house. Our old college computers were down there, those mammoth desktop beasts taking up all sorts of valuable shelf space, along with a...
Indigenous Community Protects the Environment While Learning About 3D Printing

Indigenous Community Protects the Environment While Learning About 3D Printing

In the central North Pacific Ocean, there is a giant floating patch of garbage known, appropriately, as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mostly comprised of plastic waste, it was formed, scientists believe, by ocean currents that gradually pulled discarded garbage into a floating clump. The mass of garbage has had a tragic effect on ocean […]

In the central North Pacific Ocean, there is a giant floating patch of garbage known, appropriately, as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mostly comprised of plastic waste, it was formed, scientists believe, by ocean currents that gradually pulled discarded garbage...
These 3D Printed Bottles & Cans Make Recycling a Bit Simpler

These 3D Printed Bottles & Cans Make Recycling a Bit Simpler

I remember back in grade school, when recycling first started catching on. This was a good 25 years ago, and we were at a time where people finally were beginning to become a bit concerned about our environment, and the impact humans were having on it. Our teachers were tasked with the job of showing […]

I remember back in grade school, when recycling first started catching on. This was a good 25 years ago, and we were at a time where people finally were beginning to become a bit concerned about our environment, and the impact humans were having on it. Our teachers...
Ben & Jerry’s and Filabot Team To Turn Plastic Spoons into 3D Printer Filament

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 last three years, the company has gone from a solo operation to hiring three full-time employees and two part-time employees. The company and the product […]

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 last three years, the company has gone from a solo operation to hiring three...
Tethers Unlimited Wins NASA Grant to Convert Plastic Waste to 3D Printer Filament In Space

Tethers Unlimited Wins NASA Grant to Convert Plastic Waste to 3D Printer Filament In Space

NASA has selected the Tethers Unlimited, Inc. Positrusion Recycler for use on the International Space Station and awarded a Phase II SBIR to the company for their patent-pending technology which will turn plastic waste into 3D printer filament for in-space manufacturing of tools, replacement parts, and various satellite components. This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program […]

NASA has selected the Tethers Unlimited, Inc. Positrusion Recycler for use on the International Space Station and awarded a Phase II SBIR to the company for their patent-pending technology which will turn plastic waste into 3D printer filament for in-space...
Local Motors to 3D Print Cars in 12 Hours, Recycle Old Cars, & Research Printing with Graphene & Metals

Local Motors to 3D Print Cars in 12 Hours, Recycle Old Cars, & Research Printing with Graphene & Metals

When it comes to 3D printing there are few, if any, companies that are making as big of a splash, at least from a media standpoint, as Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The company that surprised us all last September, when they 3D printed an entire functioning car live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) within a 44 hour […]

When it comes to 3D printing there are few, if any, companies that are making as big of a splash, at least from a media standpoint, as Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The company that surprised us all last September, when they 3D printed an entire functioning car...
Stratasys Offering Recycling Program for FDM Canisters and PolyJet Cartridges – And It’s Free

Stratasys Offering Recycling Program for FDM Canisters and PolyJet Cartridges – And It’s Free

Stratasys is now offering North American customers a convenient recycling program dedicated to turning in their used FDM canisters and PolyJet cartridges – and it’s free of charge. The program offers a number of benefits to Stratasys customers such as the elimination of waste disposal shipping costs, a reduction in logistical issues, the floor space […]

Stratasys is now offering North American customers a convenient recycling program dedicated to turning in their used FDM canisters and PolyJet cartridges – and it’s free of charge. The program offers a number of benefits to Stratasys customers such as the...
Waste Not, Want Not: Bracelets & Rings Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament

Waste Not, Want Not: Bracelets & Rings Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament

As an artist, I know that there is something sad about the little leftover scraps of the material that was a precious part of the process of creation. I have tried many times and in many different ways to figure out how to use hundreds of fabric circles or dozens of snippets of string that […]

As an artist, I know that there is something sad about the little leftover scraps of the material that was a precious part of the process of creation. I have tried many times and in many different ways to figure out how to use hundreds of fabric circles or dozens of...
ObjectForm Announces Fila-Cycle, 100% Recycled 3D Printing Filaments

ObjectForm Announces Fila-Cycle, 100% Recycled 3D Printing Filaments

Additive manufacturing is, by its nature, more environmentally friendly than subtractive manufacturing methods; by using only the materials necessary for a particular production run, waste generation drops drastically. Now, though, environmentally conscious users can rejoice as a new form of eco-friendliness comes to the 3D printing world. Formed in April 2014, following a year of […]

Additive manufacturing is, by its nature, more environmentally friendly than subtractive manufacturing methods; by using only the materials necessary for a particular production run, waste generation drops drastically. Now, though, environmentally conscious users can...
OmNom Project’s ‘n0m II’ Turns Plastic Bags, Water Bottles, Utensils & Cups Into 3D Printer Filament

OmNom Project’s ‘n0m II’ Turns Plastic Bags, Water Bottles, Utensils & Cups Into 3D Printer Filament

If you are like me, you cringe every time that you start up your 3D printer to print out any sort of large object. There is always that thought in the back of your head that if for some reason the 3D printer doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, you may end up wasting […]

If you are like me, you cringe every time that you start up your 3D printer to print out any sort of large object. There is always that thought in the back of your head that if for some reason the 3D printer doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, you may end up...
15-year-old Plans to Launch 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program & Store via Kickstarter

15-year-old Plans to Launch 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program & Store via Kickstarter

One question arises quite often when talking to people who utilize FDM 3D printers on a daily basis. What do you do with your 3D printed scraps and junk? When an object doesn’t print correctly or when an object just simply is not wanted or needed any longer, where do they eventually end up? Most […]

One question arises quite often when talking to people who utilize FDM 3D printers on a daily basis. What do you do with your 3D printed scraps and junk? When an object doesn’t print correctly or when an object just simply is not wanted or needed any longer,...
3 Ways 3D Printing Will Save the Environment

3 Ways 3D Printing Will Save the Environment

Technological progress has been on both ends of the environmental spectrum. On one hand the further use of technology can cause dregradation within the natural environment, while on the other hand, it can be it’s savior. As we progress into the 21st century, never before have we had so many possible environmental catastrophies building on […]

Technological progress has been on both ends of the environmental spectrum. On one hand the further use of technology can cause dregradation within the natural environment, while on the other hand, it can be it’s savior. As we progress into the 21st century,...
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