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Can 3D Printing Drive Oil & Gas Climate Gains?

Can 3D Printing Drive Oil & Gas Climate Gains?

Oil majors are turning to 3D printing to improve efficiencies and profits in this era of low oil prices. But what does this new technology mean for the old-school industry’s environmental footprint? That’s more of a mixed bag.

Developing 3D Printing Standards? There’s an ISO-ASTM Framework for That.

As more large companies turn to 3D printed parts, there’s an increasing need for technical standards. To this end, ISO and ASTM International have jointly developed the Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure.

Recycling Robots in Space: Plastics Recycling/3D Printing to Cut Waste Aboard ISS

Waste reduction and recycling efforts can save companies money and produce environmental benefits on earth — do these benefits extend to space? NASA, with help from aerospace technology company Tethers Unlimited, aims to find out. The Washington-based company has won a contract to test its recycling/3D printing system aboard the … Read more »

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How Voodoo Manufacturing, Filabot Teamed Up to Reduce 3D Printing Waste

3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing teamed up with Filabot to recycle plastic waste into 3D filament. Over the past eight months, this partnership has allowed Voodo to recycle more than 600 pounds of plastic.

The Building Sector’s ‘Trillion-Dollar’ Circular Economy Opportunity

The Building Sector’s ‘Trillion-Dollar’ Circular Economy Opportunity

Using closed-loop circular design principles — reusing discarded asphalt products as road-building materials and waste lumber as wooden flooring material, for example — is one of the approaches that could, and should, shape the sector’s future, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

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GE Opens $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

General Electric today opened its Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) center in South Carolina, which the company says is the “next step forward in GE’s journey as the world’s premiere digital industrial company.” Earlier this month GE opened a $39 million hub for additive manufacturing — or 3D printing — near … Read more »

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GE Bets Big on 3D Printing with $39M Additive Manufacturing Hub

General Electric has opened a $39 million hub for additive manufacturing — or 3D printing — near Pittsburgh that GE says “will drive innovation and implementation of additive manufacturing across the company.” The Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania will focus on developing and implementing industrial … Read more »

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Top 10 Innovative Companies from 2015

Advanced water treatment, biofuel, 3D printing and smart building materials are among the technologies to earn 10 companies the designation of Lux Research’s top 10 innovative companies of 2015. Lux Research profiled 1,189 companies across 20 different emerging technology domains during 2015. Each firm gets a “Lux Take” that ranges … Read more »

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Adidas Shoe Uses Recycled Ocean Plastic, 3D Printing

Adidas has created a concept shoe made with recycled ocean plastic. The concept shoe consists of an upper made with ocean plastic content and a midsole that is 3D printed using recycled polyester and gill net content. The sports gear and clothing giant says the footwear shows how the industry … Read more »

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Is 3D Printing the Future of Sustainable Manufacturing?

3D printing increases efficiency and reduces waste, making it a valuable tool in efforts to make manufacturing more sustainable. Its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water. Earlier this month General Electric announced a project with the Department of Energy that uses 3D printed … Read more »

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Bioplastic Filament Ready for US 3D Printing Market

3Dom USA has launched a bioplastic filament for the 3D printing market that is designed to bring together the easy processing of plant-based materials with a finish quality to match oil-based products. Made from plant starches, Biome3D is a biodegradable thermoplastic that combines easy processing and a superior print finish, … Read more »