recycling

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…

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 6: CNC Machining

This is a brief article based on the differences between 3D printing and CNC machining in terms of waste. This part 6 of this series on the circular economy.

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with a couple of stories from the recent Paris Air Show: TUSAS Engine Industries has invested in GE Additive technology, and ARMOR explained…

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.

Interview with James Nordstrom of 3DPrintClean

This is an interview with James Nordstrom, the founder of 3DPrintClean. We talk about the various safety concerns that consumers should think about in terms of 3D Printers as well as sustainability for people in terms of health and environmental safety.

Fast Things 5: Mine your Bottles

If we speak of fast things, then perhaps worrisome thoughts will emerge in your head. Ever more beautiful landfill poured out into open wounds in the earth, driven by the…

The 3D Printing Challenge: A Call for Ideas on How to 3D Print Our Way Out of the End of the World

As each day progresses, more and more people seem to conclude that our planet is heading for disaster. While a substantial segment of the world’s population remains blissfully unaware or…

Conquer the Waste Stream: Three 3D Printing Startup Ideas to Save the World

We’re seeing more and more 3D printing research projects use waste material or recycled polymers to make goods. Designers and makers are also exploring using waste as an input for…

10 Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Stories From 2018

3D printing comes with its own environmental concerns, like potentially harmful emissions as well as the use of vast quantities of plastic. But people have also done a great deal…

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D…

MELD Manufacturing Receives Grant for Research in Recycling Battlefield Scrap Metal to 3D Print Parts in Combat Theatre

This spring, air data and flow measurement systems and instruments producer Aeroprobe Corporation announced the launch of its new subsidiary, MELD Manufacturing Corporation, for the purposes of continuing the work on its novel Friction…

Global Environment Concerns Support R&D for Plastic Recycling in 3D Printing

A recent series of major developments and events has created a new impetus for 3D printing plastic recycling. 3D printing of recycled plastics has multiple benefits, including lower costs and…

Sponsored

IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such…

Michelin Uses 3D Printing to Realize Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Last year, Michelin debuted its sustainable 3D printed concept tire, called the Vision, at the Movin’On conference, which focuses on sustainable solutions for the automotive industry. This year’s conference is…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released…

E-Waste Microfactory Turns Waste into 3D Printer Filament

Many people struggle with trying to be good environmental stewards – while not being hoarders at the same time. I’ve been guilty of holding on to things that I should…

Sponsored

Feed Your 3D Printer with Recycled Filament Courtesy of Felfil

If you have a 3D printer, chances are you have a lot of useless plastic lying around. Failed prints, bits of broken-off filament, supports, the strings of material that are…

Students Create Fully Recyclable 3D Printed Car

It’s well known that cars, overall, are not very good for the environment. Still, they’re necessary for people to get from one place to another – it’s unlikely we’ll ever…

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…