3D Printing and Mass Customization, Hand in Glove Part III

As discussed in the first and second installments of this series, we are drifting into a consumption-driven stupor and self-medicating our way through lives that, if we live in OECD…

Researchers 3D Printing for Contaminant Removal with 3D Printed Zeolite Monoliths

International researchers explore methods for removing contaminants in their recently published ‘Nuclear wastewater decontamination by 3D-Printed hierarchical zeolite monoliths.’ Focusing on the radioactive cationic species, 137Cs+ and 90Sr2+, this study brings greater…

McDonald’s Deep Fat Fryer Oil Could be Used as a Biodegradable SLA Resin at a Cost of $227 a Tonne

Professor Andre Simpson at the University of Toronto is the director of the school’s Environmental NMR Center, dedicated to environmental research. This research uses an analytical tool that is called…

How to Avoid Waste When 3D Printing

3D printing can be a great way to quickly manufacture custom tools and equipment, prototype new designs and create a huge variety of different objects. However, despite the power of…

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 6: CNC Machining

This is a brief article based on the differences between 3D printing and CNC machining in terms of waste. This part 6 of this series on the circular economy.

University of Auckland: Eliminating Waste in AM Processes with Less Support Material

In ‘Optimization of process planning for reducing material waste in extrusion based additive manufacturing,’ researchers from the University of Auckland look into improved ways for avoiding post processing waste in…

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How 3D Printing Challenges Traditional Manufacturing

3D printing has had a major impact on the world of manufacturing. This article looks at how weakness in traditional manufacturing have given additive manufacturing an opportunity to expand. How…

Conquer the Waste Stream: Three 3D Printing Startup Ideas to Save the World

We’re seeing more and more 3D printing research projects use waste material or recycled polymers to make goods. Designers and makers are also exploring using waste as an input for…

Italy: WASP Engineers Make A Model Tiny Home Partially Out of 3D Printed Waste

We’ve have been following WASP for years, along with keeping tabs on progress at the village of Shamballa, a small and extremely progressive Italian community featuring homes fabricated with impressive,…

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