sustainability

NAMIC Global AM Summit 2020: Sustainability, Food 3D Printing, and More

Singapore has been positioning itself as a 3D printing hub for a number of years now. Through the National Additive Manufacturing – Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), it has coordinated investment, meetings,…

GE Additive, Siemens and 10 More Join Sustainable 3D Printing Trade Group

Securing environmentally friendly manufacturing industries is ideal to reduce cost and waste, support cleaner and greener technologies, and lower the negative impacts of production on society and the environment. Additive…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 17, 2020

This week is packed full of interesting webinars and virtual events covering a wide variety of topics, from EBM technology and medical devices to software and design for additive manufacturing….

Siemens and Sintavia Partner for Industrial 3D Printing Software Solutions

Siemens and Sintavia are reimagining end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) to deliver a more viable solution to the additive process. In order to accelerate digital automation for industrial AM, the multinational…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, August 23, 2020

We’ve got a lot of online events and webinars to tell you about in today’s roundup, with topics ranging from safety and sustainability to AM training and industrial 3D printing….

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3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey, Part 1

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE Forum by Dassault Systèmes had to be re-imagined as a virtual event, just like so many other conferences. At 1 pm…

FORUST: Emerging Objects Vets Launch 3D Printed Wood Startup

A new wood technology company, FORUST, is pushing the limits even further in materials science, created by 3D printing pioneers Figulo, Boston Ceramics, and Emerging Objects—a company we have followed…

The Brittle Spear Part II: The Pointy End of the Stick

Roman spears were often brittle by design (perhaps). Sharp, tough spears were useful, but had the disadvantage that the weapon you threw at the enemy could be picked up and…

The Brittle Spear, Part I: A Disposable World

As the tip of a spear grows ever sharper, it also becomes more brittle.  Much has been said about planned obsolescence where companies engineer products to fail earlier than they…

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The Sustainability of 3D Printing: Myth or Reality?

Historically, quality, cost and delivery have been the primary drivers for decision making within manufacturing. Today, another word is on the minds of executives: Sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly important in…

AMGTA Commissions First Research Project on Environmental Sustainability of Metal 3D Printing

In November, the non-commercial, global trade group AMGTA, or the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, was launched in order to promote the many environmental, green benefits of using additive manufacturing…

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash…

Recycling Filaments: Evaluating the Mechanical Response of ABS in Multiple Cycles

Researchers from Greece experiment with sustainability in materials, detailing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘Sustainable Additive Manufacturing: Mechanical Response of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Over Multiple Recycling Processes.’ The…

Biopolymers Used to 3D Print Large-scale Marine Fender

As discussed in our series on the role of 3D printing and polymers in (averting or contributing to) ecological collapse, biopolymers may be a crucial factor in the equation to…

How to Avoid Waste When 3D Printing

3D printing can be a great way to quickly manufacture custom tools and equipment, prototype new designs and create a huge variety of different objects. However, despite the power of…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 8, 2020

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of 2020! To celebrate, we’ll start with some predictions for the industry made by three Ultimaker executives. Continuing on, Dassault Systèmes has the…

How 3D Printing Is Changing Sustainable Housing

As our technology advances, so do our imaginations. The limits of what we can do slowly get pushed further and further back, making room for new ideas and innovations. One…

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Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing?

2019 has been the year of environmental sustainability, with global protests and increased political and social focus. The additive manufacturing industry isn’t an exception; sustainability is on the agenda. But…

Wikifactory and Thought For Food Challenge: Solutions to Sustainably Feed the World

There are many ongoing efforts to use 3D printing for the purposes of increasing sustainability in the world, from marine applications and reducing plastic waste to clean water initiatives and…

LiDar and its Applications Part 7 – Precision Forestry

In this article, we talk about precision forestry and how we utilize LiDar to make intelligent decisions on the future growth of a forest.

NASA and Made In Space Talk About 3D Printing Recycled Material in Orbit

With deep space exploration moving forward, NASA is using the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct cutting edge research and technological developments to help prepare astronauts as they take the…

UK News: Lancashire3D Ltd Continues in their Quest to Recycle All 3D Printing Materials

The UK’s Lancashire3D Ltd is back and leading the way for full-circle recycling. Already notable as ‘the largest 3D printing studio in the North of England,’ the team at Lancashire3D…

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…

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden Part 2 – User Research

This is a short summary on the first steps in building a vertical garden through collecting user research.