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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 4, 2022

We’re getting busy again for this week’s webinar and event roundup! The Stratasys tour is taking.a break, but the company is still presenting a webinar on the NASA Hunch Program….

3D Printed Organic Structures Grow Plant Life

The 11th annual Jerusalem Design Week was held at the end of this past June, at the Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology. Nearly 50,000 visitors showed up…

Furniture-Maker Launches First 3D Printed Lighting Collection from Sustainable Materials

Model No., started in Oakland, CA, in 2018, is a furniture manufacturer that uses PLA pellets derived from agricultural waste to 3D print made-to-order home furnishings. Model No.’s latest product…

3D Printed Reefs Aim to Restore Cod in Scandinavian Waters

Ørsted, Denmark’s largest energy company, has now partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Denmark to restore the marine biodiversity of the Kattegat Strait, the body of water between Denmark…

US DoE Awards $3M to Fortify and polySpectra for 3D Printed Tooling

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced 30 projects that have been selected to receive a total of $57.9 million in grants from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). Among the…

New Technique Reduces Metal 3D Printing Waste

In the process of re-using powder for metal 3D printing, splattered metal, known as powder condensate, must be sieved out and disposed of. Now, the Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association…

3D Printed Wheat Bran Combines with UV Printing to Create Colorful Designs

Polish startup GREENFILL3D continues to expand the applications for its wheat bran 3D printing feedstock. To make its GF3D Branfill3d material, the company combines PLA with waste from pasta manufacturing….

New Research Optimizes Weed Pulling with 3D Printing

Backyard gardeners view weeds as a nuisance to be pulled. They may be viewed even more negatively by the agricultural industry. Uncontrolled weeds on a piece of farmland can damage…

“World’s Most Efficient” A/C System to Be Built with 3D Printing

Hyperganic, a German developer of AI-based engineering software, has announced a new project aiming to create the world’s most efficient residential A/C system. The company is partnering with Strata Manufacturing,…

Saint-Gobain Launches Parametric 3D Printed Stairs

As with bridges, people seem to have a particular affinity for 3D printed stairs. With good reason: aside from just being eye-catching structures, the ability to print things like bridges…

Indian Cements and Tvasta to Collaborate on 3D Printed Housing

India’s acceleration of its investment in 3D printing over the past year has been striking, and lately the country appears to be especially intent on exploring 3D printed homes. The…

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Innovation for Electric Vehicles Polymer 3D Printing – An HP and 3DPrint.com Webinar

As additive manufacturing (AM) has matured, the technology is now primed for widespread adoption in the automotive sector. Already multiple vehicle manufacturers, including Volkswagen and Ford, have announced plans to…

Jabil Captures Carbon with New PK 5000 3D Printing Material

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) has long been in the 3D printing space. In fact, it’s probably been in additive manufacturing (AM) longer than many of us even know. That’s because, as…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 1st, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events ahead! 3D Systems has multiple offerings, while Stratasys continues its Experience Tour, Formlabs hosts The Digital Factory in Boston, and Nexa3D…

3D Printing Stalwart Stratasys Publishes First Sustainability Report

Upon establishing a distinct focus on sustainability in August 2021, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has issued its first report on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities. The study is essentially the…

3D Printed Sharkskin Patterns, Fire Resistant Coating & More Honored for Sustainability

RadTech has recognized three companies for their leadership in sustainability through 3D printing technology as part of its annual sustainability awards. The nonprofit association, known for promoting the use and…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: April 24, 2022

The last few weeks have been a little slow in terms of 3D printing webinars and events, but this week is more than making up for it! Topics run the…

Metal 3D Printing Powder Process from 6K Emits Less CO2 by up to 92 Percent

Massachusetts-based 6K has promoted the environmentally friendly nature of its metal production process, UniMelt. Now, the startup is backing up its claims with hard data. The results of an independent…

Swarm 3D Printing Heralds Future of Lights-Out Manufacturing

A number of firms have advocated for—and even carried out experiments in—collaborative 3D printing robots. However, few have brought a suite of 3D printing robots to market. Arkansas-based AMBOTS is…

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Seurat to Go Green with Metal 3D Printing Depot Powered by Wind and Solar

Seurat, the startup that wants to commercialize its highly productive metal 3D printing technology, wants to go green. The company has developed a diode laser manufacturing process, dubbed Area Printing,…

Eco-Friendly 3D Printed Glasses Now Available Thanks to Materialise

Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced the adoption of bio-based Polyamide 11 (PA 11) for selective laser sintering (SLS). Derived from sustainably farmed castor beans, the material is already being used…

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GE Aviation Singapore is First MRO Facility to Repair Jet Engines with Metal 3D Printing

GE Aviation’s Engine Services Singapore (GE AESS) is the first maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility approved to use metal additive manufacturing for commercial jet engine component repairs. The site…

3D Printed Shoe Soles Cut CO2 Emissions by 48%, Study Says

According to a study published in February 2022 titled “The First Environmental Evaluation of 3D-Printed Footwear,” the current standard production process involved in footwear manufacturing leads to “an industry where…

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Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2022: Metals & New Materials

In part one of my coverage of metal 3D printing at Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, I discussed the first session of the day, Additive Manufacturing for Series Production of Metal Parts, while…