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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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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A Community of Sustainable 3D-Printed Houses Is Popping Up in California (Hypebeast)

A new community of environmentally-friendly 3D-printed homes is being built in the California desert. Sustainable real estate developer Palari Group is teaming up with modular homebuilding service Mighty Buildings to construct 15 homes along a five-acre plot of land in Rancho Mirage, California, using 3D printing and robotic automation. The $15 million USD project, announced earlier this month, will…

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Circular Economy: Supernovas Transforms Plastic Waste into 3D Printed Furniture (3DPrint.com)

Plastic waste is being converted into filaments used to 3D print unique furniture and objects. Supernovas, a recently launched London and Milan-based circular design and lifestyle company, has shown that PET plastic waste from recycled bottles and product packaging can be transformed into recycled and recyclable products that are not only sustainable but also beautiful. This revolutionary way to re-use…

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Neste reveals new bio-based feedstock

Neste has announced Neste RE - a new recycled, bio-based feedstock that is compatible with existing polymer and chemical production infrastructures. The company hopes that its new product will help to reduce the need for virgin fossil resources, while also providing a new solution to the end-of-life related challenges the polymers and chemicals industries are facing today.…

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A Promising Production Model for Bioplastics (Earth911)

Once hailed as a miracle material, plastic has turned into a problem of global proportions. Prized for its plasticity (hence the name), today plastic is used in or wrapped around almost everything. Despite serious environmental problems, that ubiquity makes it impossible to simply quit using plastic. In the search for an environmentally friendly alternative, bioplastics have shown…

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Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards (European Bioplastics)

Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. “Products made of bioplastics thus pass even more tests than conventional…

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Covestro launches more sustainable 3d Printing Materials at Formnext Connect (3d Printing Industry)

German polymer manufacturer Covestro will introduce a new, more sustainable line of 3D printing materials at the upcoming Formnext Connect virtual trade show.  Covestro is set to add a new line of filaments that address the circular economy to its Addigy® range, which are either partially made from recycled plastics, or which are made with up to 20 percent CO2. The…

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This Tiny 3D-Printed Cabin Makes a Big Statement About Sustainability (dwell.com)

HANNAH utilizes salvaged materials, 3D printing, and robotic technology to create an otherworldly cabin in upstate New York. Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic combined 3D printing, robotic fabrication technology, and wood infested with emerald ash borer beetles to create an off-grid tiny home named the Ashen Cabin. The pair are assistant professors of architecture at Cornell…

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