Recycling in Additive Manufacturing: Coming Full Circle with End-of-Life Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites

In the recently published ‘Remanufacturing of end-of-life glass-fiber reinforced composites via UV-assisted 3D printing,’ authors Andrea Mantelli, Marinella Levi, Stefano Turri, and Raffaella Suriano, from Politecnico di Milano, opened a…

Industrie 4.0: Mein Har(t)z Brennt Part 3 Industrie 5.0

I hate the term 4D printing. Abhor it. I was horrified when I saw it quicker than anticipated gain currency in our market and in the lexicons of journalists. But,…

Argonne National Laboratory: Recycling Nuclear Material Through 3D Printing

‘This additional step may reduce the length of storage almost one thousandfold’ – Andrew Breshears, Argonne nuclear chemist 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes are progressing at lightning speed, but…

3D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

In the recently published ‘Recycled Sustainable 3D Printing Materials for Marine Environments,’ the authors—involved in the Bio-Shelters Project—venture into the realm of sustainability and recycling in 3D printing, but they…

Polymers As A Service: More Profits, More Planet?

Plastics are a victim of their success. Easy and inexpensive to make, they have become ubiquitous. Facile to turn into new compounds, to extend through additives or blends, they are…

Slovak Republic: New Printhead for 3D Printing & Recycling Using Robot Arms

In ‘Design of the 3D Printhead with Extruder for the Implementation of 3D Printing from Plastic and Recycling by Industrial Robot,’ authors Martin Pollák, Jakub Kaščak, Monika Telišková, and Jozef…

Project PLA Makes Recycling & Composting a Reality in the US for 3D Printing Users

As the ongoing need for and conversation about recycling and saving the environment from plastic trash continues, the concern has expanded to the 3D printing industry—and especially since polymers are…

Interview with Sarah O’Sell on the Circular Economy

This is an interview with Sarah O’Sell. She brings a lot of relevant info to this interview in terms of sustainability and fashion.

Recycled HDPE Sandwich Composite Materials for Casting Using FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Recycled HDPE reinforced Al2O3 and SiC three dimensional printed patterns for sandwich composite material,’ authors Narinder Singh, Rupinder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar, and IPS Ahuja explore new ways to create…

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