Study shows additive manufacturing yields lower CO2 emissions and reduced waste.
What makes additive manufacturing uniquely positioned to bring sustainability to industrial production.
Sintratec has two interesting news items: a modular production system and an ability to print metal 3D objects using SLS 3D printing.
I’m reading a paper analyzing the economic effectiveness of the Green Fab Lab Network concept.
Engineering a 3D printed component that can take the heat and corrosive chemicals in a geothermal well.
CASTOR announced a unique environmental feature in their powerful part analysis tool.
I had a chat with DyeMansion and learned they can now post process polypropylene parts.
COBOD’s wind turbine printing concept received a massive boost from a deal with GE Renewable Energy.
There is increasing interest in green 3D printing.
Thor3D announced an unusual project to raise funds for a green non-profit organization.
A Polish startup has developed an eco-friendly spool for 3D print material.
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association now counts more than two dozen member companies across the global 3D printing industry.
This week’s selection is the Used Battery Container by Thingiverse contributor Elite Worm.
There has been a significant shift towards more eco-friendly 3D printing recently, but there is a long way to go.
Polymaker announced a very intriguing new 3D print material called “PolyTerra”.
Recreus has introduced the first recycled flexible 3D printer filament.
Aristotle stated that “Man is by nature a social animal.” However, social distancing due to COVID-19 has turned us into increasingly sedentary animals.
Sherry Handel is the Executive Director at the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), and our Women in 3D Printing Guest #266!
Researchers have identified a method of easily — and ecologically — disposing of PET thermoplastics.
Sculpteo has added several new materials to their portfolio as a result of their relationship with BASF.
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association is promoting, developing, and helping the additive manufacturing industry to grow as a more sustainable manufacturing suite.
ExOne launched a new social media campaign a few weeks ago focusing on the green aspects of 3D printing, but why do they need to do that at all?
Clariant’s production plant is now running on entirely green energy, making it possible for them to boast of green products. Is this a PR move, or a real trend?
Earth Day presents a moment in time for reflection, to take a deeper look at how we are treating the planet and what sort of changes we want to make to better preserve our resources for future generations.
I’m reading a piece on the greenness of 3D printing and realized there is so much more to the sustainability picture of 3D printing.
There’s been much ado made of the notion of “green” 3D printing, but is this really true?
We’re looking at a new proprietary 3D printer filament from Avante Technology that could qualify as “Green”. And we’re not talking about the color.
After our green filament post earlier discussion of 3D printing greenness continued and resulted in a pointer to a document posted by the American Chemical Society that investigates the electricity consumed and CO2 emitted by different manufacturing materials. What exactly did they examine? The embodied energy and emissions from conventional large-scale production in low-labor… Continue reading More Evidence of 3D Printing’s Greenness
A report from Michigan Tech details the results of a study that attempted to determine the “greenness” of 3D printing. Their result: 3D printing is apparently significantly less energy-absorbing than conventional mass production. You wouldn’t think so at first, because mass production is clearly a more efficient process due to the economies of scale.… Continue reading Measured: 3D Printing is Indeed Green
Eco-blog GreenProphet recognizes the potential green value of 3D printing in a recent post. They were inspired by Objet’s recent experiment in 3D printing an entire car dashboard (which, by the way, has been done before by 3D Systems as you can see an entire Mercedes dashboard in their lobby). Objet’s automobile experiment attempted… Continue reading 3D Printing Can Be Green
Tipster Jean-François Allie points us at a couple of very interesting projects that exploit 3D fabbing in a way we hadn’t considered: ReFabbing! The idea springs from observation of tremendous waste deposits of unused manufactured gear. For example, what happens with that old toothbrush, cell phone or other non-functional plastic thingy? They get thrown into… Continue reading ReFabbing!