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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...
Optimizing the 3D Printing of Natural Materials on a Large Scale

Optimizing the 3D Printing of Natural Materials on a Large Scale

Many people are concerned about the effects of additive manufacturing on the environment, and are making efforts to find ways to 3D print more sustainably. This often involves finding new materials that are more environmentally friendly than, for example, plastic. In a paper entitled “Control of Process Settings for Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing with Sustainable Natural […]

Many people are concerned about the effects of additive manufacturing on the environment, and are making efforts to find ways to 3D print more sustainably. This often involves finding new materials that are more environmentally friendly than, for example, plastic. In...
Makelab Founders Discuss 3D Printing and Sustainability

Makelab Founders Discuss 3D Printing and Sustainability

Makelab is a 3D printing service bureau located in New York City and run by Co-Founders and Managing Partners Christina Perla and Manny Mota. The company is passionate about 3D printing customer service, and sustainability; Makelab is looking to use 3D printing to leave a positive imprint on the world rather than a negative, plastic-clogged […]

Makelab is a 3D printing service bureau located in New York City and run by Co-Founders and Managing Partners Christina Perla and Manny Mota. The company is passionate about 3D printing customer service, and sustainability; Makelab is looking to use 3D printing to...
Oceanz and Cooperative DOOR Partner to Stop Food Waste with 3D Printed Vegetables

Oceanz and Cooperative DOOR Partner to Stop Food Waste with 3D Printed Vegetables

I recently saw a viral tweet circulating that read, “My waiter asked, ‘Now, do we want straws OR do we want to save the turtles?’ and honestly we all deserve that environmental guilt trip.” I don’t know if this conversation actually took place or not, but the writer has a point. Unless we’re able to successfully […]

I recently saw a viral tweet circulating that read, “My waiter asked, ‘Now, do we want straws OR do we want to save the turtles?’ and honestly we all deserve that environmental guilt trip.” I don’t know if this conversation actually took...
Researchers 3D Print Large-Scale Objects with Newly Developed Type of Cellulose

Researchers 3D Print Large-Scale Objects with Newly Developed Type of Cellulose

Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on Earth, and researchers have been working on ways to 3D print it and take advantage of its ready availability. There are still plenty of issues that restrict the practical applications of 3D printed cellulose, however, including lack of scalability, high production cost and derivatives that cause pollution […]

Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on Earth, and researchers have been working on ways to 3D print it and take advantage of its ready availability. There are still plenty of issues that restrict the practical applications of 3D printed cellulose, however,...
Michelin Uses 3D Printing to Realize Ambitious Sustainability Goals

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 now in full swing, and Michelin has already made a bold announcement: it plans to see that by 2048, all of its tires are made […]

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 now in full swing, and Michelin has already...
Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce works to educate the industry as much as he does his students, and has participated in several studies and […]

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at Michigan Technological...
Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in a giant concrete 3D printer that was formally introduced in 2016 when it 3D printed a […]

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in...
HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights 3D Printing, Immersive Computing, a Secure Future in Manufacturing

HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights 3D Printing, Immersive Computing, a Secure Future in Manufacturing

Global powerhouse HP Inc. hosted its Global Innovation Summit this week at its location outside Barcelona, as dozens of analysts and journalists joined company and partner executives for an engaging few days exploring advanced technologies. For this event, 3D printing and immersive computing provided a baseline focus, with presentations on and conversations in adoption, acceleration, […]

Global powerhouse HP Inc. hosted its Global Innovation Summit this week at its location outside Barcelona, as dozens of analysts and journalists joined company and partner executives for an engaging few days exploring advanced technologies. For this event, 3D printing...
HP Inc. Details Ascent in 3D Printing, Focus on Sustainability and Behind-the-Scenes Disruption

HP Inc. Details Ascent in 3D Printing, Focus on Sustainability and Behind-the-Scenes Disruption

When HP Inc. decided to enter the 3D printing industry, it did so with one major focus: production. By internally developing Multi Jet Fusion technology for widespread use, HP sought to disrupt the overall manufacturing industry — a vision only picking up steam as the global company continues to devote significant strategic resources to its […]

When HP Inc. decided to enter the 3D printing industry, it did so with one major focus: production. By internally developing Multi Jet Fusion technology for widespread use, HP sought to disrupt the overall manufacturing industry — a vision only picking up steam...
E-Waste Microfactory Turns Waste into 3D Printer Filament

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 throw away, just because I haven’t yet found a way to recycle them. Some things just can’t be recycled, unfortunately, or at least not easily, […]

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 throw away, just because I haven’t yet found a way to recycle them. Some things...
Buggy 3D Printed Kitchen Appliance Targets Sustainable Nutrition

Buggy 3D Printed Kitchen Appliance Targets Sustainable Nutrition

While I don’t think many people would agree with young Simba’s culinary assessment of jungle bugs as being “slimy yet satisfying” in The Lion King, the truth is that insects are a very healthy food. Whole insect powder is up to 65% protein, chock full of amino and omega acids with very little sugar; it’s a […]

While I don’t think many people would agree with young Simba’s culinary assessment of jungle bugs as being “slimy yet satisfying” in The Lion King, the truth is that insects are a very healthy food. Whole insect powder is up to 65% protein,...
Goodyear Unveils Concept for a 3D Printed Tire That Cleans the Air

Goodyear Unveils Concept for a 3D Printed Tire That Cleans the Air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the United States comes from cars, while the Environmental Defense Fund estimates that one third of smog-producing air pollution in the US comes from vehicles on the road. And according to the World Health Organization, more than 80% of people in pollution-measured […]

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the United States comes from cars, while the Environmental Defense Fund estimates that one third of smog-producing air pollution in the US comes from vehicles on the road. And...
RIT Uses Optomec’s LENS 3D Printing Process to Fix Metal Gear Shaft

RIT Uses Optomec’s LENS 3D Printing Process to Fix Metal Gear Shaft

The complexity possible through 3D printing is especially helpful for making specific replacement parts, and incorporating the technology is a good way to provide excellent customer service for those who need parts not easily found in traditional supply chains, like components for older machinery. In addition, one of the other great benefits of 3D printed parts […]

The complexity possible through 3D printing is especially helpful for making specific replacement parts, and incorporating the technology is a good way to provide excellent customer service for those who need parts not easily found in traditional supply chains, like...
Dutch Designers 3D Print the Future from Algae

Dutch Designers 3D Print the Future from Algae

Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros don’t just want the world to be carbon neutral, they want it to be carbon negative. Instead of just curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the Dutch designers believe, we should be removing the carbon dioxide we’ve already pumped into the atmosphere. Carbon negative is a big goal, but Klarenbeek and Dros […]

Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros don’t just want the world to be carbon neutral, they want it to be carbon negative. Instead of just curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the Dutch designers believe, we should be removing the carbon dioxide we’ve already...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support a large and growing population, especially with the living standards seen in the 21st century. In the US, where capitalism looms large, affordability poses another […]

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support a large and growing population, especially with the living standards...
3D WASH Aims to Provide Clean Water Through 3D Printing and Recycling

3D WASH Aims to Provide Clean Water Through 3D Printing and Recycling

There are a lot of issues in the world today revolving around water. All living things need it to survive, and it’s getting harder to find in consumable form thanks to pollution and drought, as well as the poverty and isolation that prevent many communities around the world from being able to access proper sanitation. […]

There are a lot of issues in the world today revolving around water. All living things need it to survive, and it’s getting harder to find in consumable form thanks to pollution and drought, as well as the poverty and isolation that prevent many communities...
How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted benefits of 3D printing is its ability to let companies produce […]

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted...
Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and already some great ideas are coming out of the second cycle. Although the government agencies […]

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and...
Dubai: DEWA Innovation Center to Offer Education in 3D Printing & More for the Disabled

Dubai: DEWA Innovation Center to Offer Education in 3D Printing & More for the Disabled

While generally known as a glittering city-state exemplifying the height of wealth, Dubai lately seems to be synonymous with 3D printing and related technologies. It’s all part of a very deliberate and long-term plan: from public transportation to hospitals and dental services—and far more—Dubai has been forging ahead with a multi-tiered strategy to implement 3D […]

While generally known as a glittering city-state exemplifying the height of wealth, Dubai lately seems to be synonymous with 3D printing and related technologies. It’s all part of a very deliberate and long-term plan: from public transportation to hospitals and...
3D Printing Training Among Mandatory Australian Government Courses, Some More Helpful Than Others, for Indigenous Job Seekers

3D Printing Training Among Mandatory Australian Government Courses, Some More Helpful Than Others, for Indigenous Job Seekers

While it’s easy to see the many varied benefits of 3D printing in more dense, urban areas, it’s not always as visible in the far-flung, underdeveloped corners of the world. There aren’t as many investors for new technologies, and the people in remote areas may not be exposed to as many educational resources as they might […]

While it’s easy to see the many varied benefits of 3D printing in more dense, urban areas, it’s not always as visible in the far-flung, underdeveloped corners of the world. There aren’t as many investors for new technologies, and the people in remote...
Researchers at Waikato University Transform Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Researchers at Waikato University Transform Waste into 3D Printing Filament

Researchers and students under New Zealand-based Waikato University’s Materials Science professor Kim Pickering have successfully demonstrated the utilization of waste material in creating plastic-based objects with 3D printing technology. By transforming waste material into a plastic filament, Pickering and her team’s innovative method could be used to create a variety of high-demand products such as […]

Researchers and students under New Zealand-based Waikato University’s Materials Science professor Kim Pickering have successfully demonstrated the utilization of waste material in creating plastic-based objects with 3D printing technology. By transforming waste...
3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts to develop more recycling programs and create greener and more biodegradable materials, it’s not nearly enough to combat the issue, and we’re all responsible for […]

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts to develop more recycling programs and create greener and more biodegradable materials,...
3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the introduction of train travel, those who could moved farther away […]

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the...
New Zealand Professor Granted Government Funding to Develop Synthetic, Bioprinted Wood

New Zealand Professor Granted Government Funding to Develop Synthetic, Bioprinted Wood

New Zealand: a land renowned for sheep, Middle Earth, stunning scenery — and innovation. While there is certainly a lot to know about this far-flung country, most of which already has me ready to pack up my family to move there, the country is also steadily building its strong reputation for advances in the field […]

New Zealand: a land renowned for sheep, Middle Earth, stunning scenery — and innovation. While there is certainly a lot to know about this far-flung country, most of which already has me ready to pack up my family to move there, the country is also steadily...
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