Two reports on sustainability were issued this week by additive manufacturing organizations.
What CASTOR’s Report Reveals About 3D Printed Part Sustainability
CASTOR has released a report on 3D printed part sustainability, and it has some interesting reveals.
Another 3D Company Announces a Sustainability Initiative
It’s gradually becoming the norm to have a sustainability program if you’re in the AM space.
How 3D Printing is Changing the Jewelry Industry Around the Globe
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at the various ways 3D printing technology is being used to produce jewelry.
Saving the World One Part at a Time by Accounting for Carbon
The devil is in the details, say researchers at Autodesk University.
Raise3D Goes Green
Raise3D announced a comprehensive “Green” project to reduce the company’s ecological footprint.
Prusa Announces Sustainable Strategy and Practices
Prusa Research announced a comprehensive program of sustainability for the company.
3D Printing Is Pivotal to Sustainable Manufacturing and the Circular Economy
As the manufacturing world continues to evolve, additive manufacturing offers solutions to achieve sustainable manufacturing.
Mindful Manufacturing: Stratasys Releases First ESG & Sustainability Report
Stratasys released their very first ESG & sustainability report, perhaps the first in the industry.
Can 3D Printing Be the Technology That Helps Bring Music to the Environmentally-Savvy Consumer?
A resurgence in popularity for vinyl music coincided with the democratization of 3D printing technologies.
Study Demonstrates Additive Manufacturing Could Be More Sustainable Than Conventional Manufacturing
EOS and one of their clients commissioned a study to determine the sustainability of their AM lifecycle
Lego Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability
Charles R. Goulding considers the intersection of Legos, 3D printing and sustainability.
Additive Manufacturing Continues To Go Greener
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association now counts more than two dozen member companies across the global 3D printing industry.
Alternative Forms For Sustainability In 3D Printing
With the increasing emphasis on sustainability in industry, 3D printing may have to look towards unusual solutions.
100% Reusable Bluesint PA12 Powder Service Now Available
Materialise announced the broad availability of their 100% reusable powder 3D printing service, Bluesint PA12.
3D Printing For Tokyo 2020
Olympians and Paralympians at this summer’s Tokyo games will be awarded atop beautiful podiums 3D printed from recycled plastics.
Book of the Week: Design for Sustainability
This week’s selection is “Design for Sustainability” by S.M. Sapuan and Muhd Ridzuan Mansor.
WAZP And The Power Of The Digital Supply Chain
I had the opportunity to get to know WAZP and the big 3D printing and digitization ideas arising from this small Irish company.
How Green Can 3D Printing Be?
There has been a significant shift towards more eco-friendly 3D printing recently, but there is a long way to go.
Book of the Week: Design for the Real World
This week’s selection is “Design for the Real World” by Victor Papanak.
Chemical Recycling Of Plastics And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine examine the role of plastics recycling efforts in impacting 3D printing materials availability and pricing.
Sherry Handel: “Additive Manufacturing’s Sustainability Benefits Are Often Less Well-Understood”
Sherry Handel is the Executive Director at the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), and our Women in 3D Printing Guest #266!
Finally: Method Discovered To Easily Decompose 3D Print Material
Researchers have identified a method of easily — and ecologically — disposing of PET thermoplastics.
Ultimaker To Focus On 3D Printing Ecosystem And User Journey In 2021
I caught up with Gregory Elfering, President of Ultimaker Americas, for a discussion of Ultimaker’s 2020 reflections and 2021 trends and predictions.
Geothermal To 3D Printing: You’re Grounded
Charles Goulding Jr considers how geothermal energy might come together with growth in 3D printing.
3D Printing With 100% Recycled Powder
Materialise has introduced Bluesint PA12, enabling 3D printing with 100% recycled powder.
It Is Definitely Time for #ResponsibleManufacturing
Responsible Manufacturing is a term you may not have heard before, but you should be hearing a lot more about it in the future.
AMGTA Continues To Grow With Focus On AM Sustainability
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association is promoting, developing, and helping the additive manufacturing industry to grow as a more sustainable manufacturing suite.
How To Run A Home Business With The Help Of 3D Printing
Among the technologies that are helping to make running a small company more simple and practical is 3D printing.
Software Collaboration To Automate Industrial Additive Manufacturing
Sintavia and Siemens have announced a three-year agreement to collaborate on end-to-end additive manufacturing software targeting digital automation.
HP Focuses On Sustainability In 3D Printing And Digital Manufacturing
HP’s year-old 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence is now Spain’s first building to receive GOLD level LEED certification.
Hemp & 3D Printing: How Are They Connected?
Emerging at the forefront of green materials being used to 3D print is hemp.
The Rise Of Sustainability In 3D Printing
There’s a new trend washing over the 3D print industry these days: sustainability. We discuss several aspects and offer a prediction.