Guide to Sustainable Product Design: A Sustainability Roadmap for Manufacturers (Engineering.com)

PTC has submitted this post. Written by: Preeya Dave, Content Marketing Specialist at PTC. Manufacturers are waking up to a new reality: sustainability has vaulted to the forefront of their business initiatives. In fact, a recent CIMdata report  demonstrates that consumers not only prefer sustainable products but are willing to pay a significant markup to purchase…

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The State of 3D Printing 2022: The Industry is Continuing to Move Towards Sustainable Development (Sculpteo)

3D printing and digital manufacturing specialist Sculpteo has released its 8th edition of its report, The State of 3D Printing: 2022. Like its seven predecessors, this document is an annual international study that provides an overview of the additive manufacturing industry. Among other things, it allows manufacturers to discover new trends and improve their business strategies.…

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Additive manufacturing can help combat climate change (Laser Focus World)

We are more than two decades into the 21st century, and the importance of combatting climate change is accelerating. The Paris Agreement 2050 highlights the need for steep emissions cuts within the decade to keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C and safeguard a livable climate, as outlined by the UN Net-zero Coalition. To accomplish…

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ValueBioMat Talks 3D Printing Biosourced Composites (3d Natives)

Today, more and more companies are developing composite materials for additive manufacturing, enabling the design of lighter and stronger parts. However, these materials can have a negative impact on the environment as they are often made from a plastic matrix. That’s why Aalto University in Finland is conducting research to devise new sustainable bio-based polymer materials…

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3D printing insects mixed with vegetables could help us to prevent food crisis (interestingengineering.com)

Scientists from SUTD try to solve the food supply problem with 3D printing.They decided to combine the insects, algae, etc., with more commonly-eaten vegetables.In addition to commonly eaten vegetables, nutrients, and color, the carrot powder helped provide mechanical strength to the formulated inks. As the world's population increases day by day, the need and demand for…

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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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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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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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