The potential of NFTs for 3d Printing

As one of the main buzzwords in 2021 and fuelled by the rising interest of celebrities and tech evangelists, NFTs popularity exploded in the last year: With a market of  a stunishing $41 billion, the amount is approaching the total value of the entire global fine art market.  What is an NFT? An NFT (Non-fungible token)…

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The portable 3D Gigalab is the solution to trash we need (Interesting Engineering)

3D printing company re:3D had been ideating on a portable shipping container that could turn recyclable material into useful goods - aligned to their pursuit of sustainability and circular solutions when the pandemic struck. At the time, they were 3D printing PPE kits to help mitigate supply chain disruptions. When the company zoomed out at the whole picture, they realized…

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CANYON UNVEILS SUSTAINABLE CONCEPT 3D PRINTED MOUNTAIN BIKE PROTOTYPE (3dprintingindustry.com)

Bicycle manufacturer Canyon has debuted a concept 3D printed mountain bike prototype which aims to demonstrate a more sustainable method of bicycle production.  Working with software and 3D printing service provider Materialise, Canyon 3D printed the bike’s frame and fork as part of Bike Magazine Germany’s ‘Ride Green’ campaign. The finished bike was showcased at the recent Cycle Show in London.…

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The Promises of Web3

We are at the tipping point of a new phase in the web’s evolution, called by early pioneers as Web3. It's an umbrella term for various ideas all pointing in the direction of wiping out the giant middlemen on the internet. In a Web3 world, navigating the web no longer means logging into platforms like Facebook,…

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Parley for the Oceans creates trophies from 3D printed ocean plastic for The Fashion Awards (Dezeen)

Environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans has turned marine plastic waste from remote island waters into trophies for this year's edition of The Fashion Awards. Every winner at The Fashion Awards, which is organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) and takes place in London, received a trophy designed by Parley for the Oceans in collaboration with emerging set designer Jabez Barlett. Each of the black plastic trophies is made…

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Fantastic Fungi

Mushrooms are fascinating organisms, they shape the world and offer lessons for how to live in it. Technically, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal but a third category: fungi. All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. For those fungi that produce them, the mushroom plays a similar role to a flower or a…

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HILOS presents custom-made 3D printed fully circular women shoes (3dpbm)

HILOS is introducing a radically new way to make shoes that blends artistry with performance. The Portland-based company combines the traditional insole, midsole, and outsole of a shoe into a single 3D printed platform that embodies the performance requirements of each of these layers within a complete construction. Inset into the platform is a woven mesh of…

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Eurovision has 3D Printed a Giant Trophy to Promote Circular Economy (3D Natives)

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition involving various artists and performers representing countries that are members of the European Broadcasting Union. To mark the occasion in the Netherlands this year, a giant 3D printed trophy made from recycled PET has been made at one of the main locations in Rotterdam. The goal? To promote a circular…

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The Biological Revolution

You begin your day with a breakfast of synthetic toast and lab-grown cheese, a diet optimized to your own genetic preferences. You put on your biosynthetic coat made from fibers that can self-repair. You drive to work in a car that uses biofuels produced by microbes engineered using synthetic biology. The headphones you are using at work…

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Ford, HP Turn 3D Printer Waste into Recycled Materials for Cars (Environmentalleader)

In a first for recycled materials in the auto industry, Ford has teamed up with HP to turn 3D printer waste, powders and parts, into injection molded vehicle parts. The recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-molded fuel-line clips installed first on Super Duty F-250 trucks.  The parts have better chemical and moisture resistance than…

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