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Forest Scientists 3D Print Lignin for Sustainable Light Construction

The term forest scientist may be a new one for much of the general public, but it applies to the study of new materials for 3D printing in a very…

The Brittle Spear VI: Built to Last

Of course, our utopian vision of making our readymades or using digital kintsugi is a beautiful idea. If we then created a commercial aftermarket to extend the life of and…

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3D Printed Hotel Habitas Todos Santos to Feature 80 Units, First Suite Complete

The beauty of Mexico’s beachfront and the versatility of 3D printing will soon culminate in a new and purportedly sustainable—yet highly luxurious—resort. To be built along the ocean line of…

The Brittle Spear Part V: Mine Your Den for Aftermarket 3D Printing

There is a thriving aftermarket in automobiles, including spoilers for cars, new Dubs, and, more obviously, mufflers. Air intakes that don’t take in air and optimization kits for engines are…

The Brittle Spear Part III: Digital Kintsugi and 3D Printed Spare Parts

In this series, previously we looked at how we’re creating a system designed to spit out less able things and that these things may be better but will be less…

Roc Nation & Makelab 3D Print Plaque for Jaden’s Smith’s ‘Icon,’ Now Platinum

Jaden Smith has evolved into so much more than just a prince of Hollywood royalty, “raised by the power of Will.” In his own right, he is a fashion visionary,…

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…

Wikifactory Promoting Open Source Fabrication Projects for the First World Engineering Day

Global 3D Printing Day is celebrated on the 3rd of December, while International Women in Engineering Day was launched three years ago on June 23rd. But earlier this week, 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…

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 News Briefs: October 14, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, everything is new, new, new! Carbon is announcing a new RPU 130 material, and STERNE Elastomere introduces its antimicrobial silicone 3D printing. Protolabs launches…

UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed. Researchers discuss these issues and…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2019

We’re talking about events and business today in 3D Printing News Briefs. In November, Cincinnati Inc. is presenting at FABTECH, and Additive Manufacturing Technologies and XJet are heading off to…

3D Printing & Digital Fabrication to Play a Significant Role in World Sustainability

While sustainability for the future is a fascinating subject, it is also a critical one as we must do our best to help those currently in need in developing countries,…

DiManEx Supplied Over 60 3D Printed Interior Parts for Lightyear One Solar Car Prototype

Dutch company DiManEx uses a network of AM partners to embed 3D printing in industrial supply chains, and has just announced that its latest collaborator is Lightyear, a company also based…

Interview with Tendai Pasipanodya on Integrating 3D Printing with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

  Tendai Pasipanodya It is interesting to note there are ideas of integrating 3D printing with UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and that it can be a useful tool to…

3D Printing & the Circular Economy, Part 5 – Human Development Index

This is an article that talks about the importance of the Human Development Index as it relates to the Circular Economy.

Sweden: Researchers 3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink for Greener Manufacturing

Wood materials would normally be impossible to process without a range of sharp tools to manipulate them into the desired form; however, as researchers often are famous for (within the…

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 News Briefs: June 25, 2019

Recently, HP released its sustainable impact report for 2018, which is the first item we’ll tell you about in our 3D Printing News Briefs. Then it’s on to more good…

Is 3D Printing the Future of Food?

3D printing disrupted the way people build things ranging from wheelchair ramps to homes. So, it’s not surprising that investigations are underway to see if the technology could help meet…

Designer Julia Daviy Introduces Her Digitally Customizable 3D Printed Skirt

3D printing is moving ever closer to gaining a true home in mainstream commercial applications, thanks to the impact the technology is having on consumer fashion products such as jewelry,…

How Sustainable Is 3D Printing?

The global additive manufacturing market has generated revenues of $9.3 billion. Moving forward, many manufacturers will look to 3D printing for sustainable production solutions and waste reduction.