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Bio-Based 3D Printing Resin Developed from Upcycled Lignin

One way to help our planet is by using more sustainable materials, such as those made from bio-based materials, but the problem is that these are not yet common enough…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 26, 2022: Metals, Video Game Controllers, & More

We’re talking about metal 3D printing first in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, with pure copper powder that can be processed with SLS technology and the latest material for…

ASTM’s ICAM 2021: 3D Printing Economics & Sustainability Considerations

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2021 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM), hosted by ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) in Anaheim, California. The event,…

The New Raw’s 3D Printed Chair Highlights the Potential for Infinitely Recyclable Materials

The New Raw is a Dutch research and design studio started by two architects, Panos Sakkas and Foteini Sataki, specializing in using waste plastics to create housewares and furniture with…

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Carnegie Mellon University Reinventing Eco-Friendly Architecture with 3D Printed Reclaimed Concrete

Pittsburgh continues to reinvent what it means to be the Steel City, turning to advanced new manufacturing tools and ideas to move toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Carnegie Mellon…

Watch ‘The Throne’: 3D Printed Toilets Could Be a Huge Boon to Areas Lacking Sanitation

One of the biggest challenges to addressing an issue like the environmental impact of the toilet is that people don’t really like talking about going to the bathroom. Of course,…

Large Robotic 3D Printing Builds Sailboat Hull from Recycled Material

This year’s Milan Design Week in Italy took place last week, and just as in years past, an interesting 3D printed innovation was showcased at the annual event. Much like…

The Brittle Spear Part IV: Reenter the Readymade via 3D Printing

Just to be perfectly clear: from a pure art perspective, I think readymades were a horrible mistake, a distraction, a wrong turn. Duchamp’s Fountain was not one to throw coins…

EUMAKERS Launches Transformable Filament Spools That Turn into 3D Printable Design Products

While the market still needs time to grow, there are companies like filament manufacturer EUMAKERS that have set their sights on widespread consumer adoption of 3D printing and are making…

Now THIS is Upcycling: UCLA Researchers Capture Carbon Emissions & 3D Print Them Into New Material, CO2NCRETE

Often, it seems as if concrete is the glue that holds the world together under our busy feet, and wheels–from the smooth driveway you backed out of this morning with…

EUMAKERS Offers Sixty 3D Printer Filament Colors; Spools Recycle into Cool Coat Hangers

While the 3D printing industry and all it entails is about making and bringing forth new innovations, products, and ‘things’ into the world, it’s also comprised of a community that…

Avooq’s 3D Printable CDBits Turn Your Old CD’s Into Building Blocks

A small product design team based in Australia are using their ingenuity and a line of core 3D printable objects to combine older “useless” technologies and products with 3D printing…