The Environmental Impact of 3D Printing

3D printing is making news everywhere. It is poised to revolutionize manufacturing in many ways but the big question at what ecological costs.  We are already witnessing the disastrous impacts of climate change and we do not want to make things worse for next generation. So where does the 3D printing technology stand on the […]

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3D Printed Rhino Horn by Bioprinting Startup Pembient Is for Real (Kinda)

Sometimes you read news on generalist media about 3D printing and it’s hard to understand whether it is something real or just media hype. Most of the times it is media or social media hype (or inverse hype as in the recent “3D printing is dead” cases) especially when it concerns bioprinting applications. One of […]

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Emerging Objects Now 3D Prints with Used Car Tires

If you ever wonder what materials it could be possible to 3D print with the number one studio to turn to is Emerging Objects. For the past fours years – at least – the studio founded by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello has truly pushed the boundaries of both filament extrusion and binder jetting […]

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Cellular Agriculture Innovators Meet in San Francisco for First-Ever New Harvest Conference

The world’s leading cellular agriculture innovators are taking part in the first-ever global conference devoted to the animal-free food economy: New Harvest 2016 in San Francisco Cellular agriculture is an emerging field where agriculture products are made from cell cultures. New Harvest, the leading non-profit that is accelerating the revolution around animal products made without animals, announced that […]

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Bioplastic From Orange Peels and Coffee Developed by IAAC to Be 3D Printable

In order to fully take advantage of working with a biodegradable material, and the ethos of reducing, reusing and recycling, a team from Barcelona’s IAAC investigated how to incorporate food-waste, including orange peels, shrimp peels and used ground coffee into, bio-plastic. Food-waste is generally perceived as unwanted matter, unless used for compost. The team, made up of senior […]

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Davide Sher Joins SmarTech Publishing to Expand 3D Printing User Adoption Studies

SmarTech Publishing, the leading industry analysis and market forecasts provider for the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce and welcome industry reporter Davide Sher as its Senior Analyst, 3DP Adoption Studies. Sher will be responsible for expanding the company’s market research and analysis activities by focusing on 3D printing end-user related issues and […]

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Sustainability, Living Symbiotically with the Earth Through 3D Printing

That of optimizing the use of Earth’s resources in oder to ensure sustainability is a hot topic and 3D printing has a big part in it. The annual World Economic Forum is under way in Davos, Switzerland, for the 55th year since its foundation. Here, the world’s foremost political and economic leaders sit down and […]

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