sustainability

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...
Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we live, consume, and do business. No one can fully predict exactly what will happen over the coming years and decades, as there are a lot […]

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we live, consume, and do business. No one can fully predict exactly what will happen...
Precious Plastic's Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

Precious Plastic's Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take anywhere from 80 (plastic cup) to one million (plastic jug) years to decompose. The stats are so grim for plastic waste that whenever I refresh on […]

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take anywhere from 80 (plastic cup) to one million (plastic jug) years to...
On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal with refuse in an environmentally friendly way? As more and more citizens of the world find positive ways to do so, we see 3D printing […]

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal with refuse in an environmentally friendly way? As more and more...
Going Green Pays: Conwed Releases Impressive New Global Sustainability Report

Going Green Pays: Conwed Releases Impressive New Global Sustainability Report

Minnesota-based plastic netting manufacturer and 3D printing pioneer Conwed just published their Global Sustainability Report 2016 and they have shown some impressive results in the reduction of waste. The company has several locations, each with wildly different waste and sustainability standards, including manufacturing sites throughout the US and in Belgium. So the company decided to […]

Minnesota-based plastic netting manufacturer and 3D printing pioneer Conwed just published their Global Sustainability Report 2016 and they have shown some impressive results in the reduction of waste. The company has several locations, each with wildly different...
3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

Here in the United States, climate change is a seriously divisive issue among politicians. Some claim it doesn’t exist, or that it exists but has nothing to do with human behavior, or that it exists but isn’t important enough to warrant changing our behavior, and some happily ignore it altogether. Others acknowledge it as a […]

Here in the United States, climate change is a seriously divisive issue among politicians. Some claim it doesn’t exist, or that it exists but has nothing to do with human behavior, or that it exists but isn’t important enough to warrant changing our...
Janine Benyus Issues Call to Green 3D Printing Sooner Rather than Later

Janine Benyus Issues Call to Green 3D Printing Sooner Rather than Later

If you are interested in the field of sustainability, you have most likely run across the work of Janine Benyus before. She is a natural science writer and author of the book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, among others. If you haven’t time to read her work, you should at the very least check out […]

If you are interested in the field of sustainability, you have most likely run across the work of Janine Benyus before. She is a natural science writer and author of the book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, among others. If you haven’t time to read...
Print+ Creates Rocking 3D Print Headphones Kit for Easy DIY

Print+ Creates Rocking 3D Print Headphones Kit for Easy DIY

To be involved in making, you don’t have to be the type of person who can build a 3D printer from scratch, recycle milk containers into filament, and wield a soldering iron like the pistoleros in the Wild West. That image of the X-treme maker may actually work to keep some people from every even […]

To be involved in making, you don’t have to be the type of person who can build a 3D printer from scratch, recycle milk containers into filament, and wield a soldering iron like the pistoleros in the Wild West. That image of the X-treme maker may actually work...
Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology began making great strides and changes in the additive manufacturing arena with items such as making components for automotive and aerospace applications, we began referring […]

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology began making great strides and changes in the additive manufacturing arena with items such...
Siemens Announces a Competition for Innovative Engineering and Creativity in 3D Design and Printing

Siemens Announces a Competition for Innovative Engineering and Creativity in 3D Design and Printing

High-tech powerhouse Siemens has just announced the Siemens 3D Challenge, a contest to inspire sustainability-conscious technical creativity and innovation in 3D printing and design in Australia and New Zealand with the results aimed at benefiting the larger, global community. Tackling the contemporary challenges of climate change, shifting demographics, and increasing urbanization and seizing opportunities in the […]

High-tech powerhouse Siemens has just announced the Siemens 3D Challenge, a contest to inspire sustainability-conscious technical creativity and innovation in 3D printing and design in Australia and New Zealand with the results aimed at benefiting the larger, global...
Got Milk? Then You've Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

Got Milk? Then You've Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure you have strong bones. It turns out that the plastic milk jugs used in many countries are actually more efficiently recycled into filament for 3D […]

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure you have strong bones. It turns out that the plastic milk jugs used in many...

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