Sustainable Printing

3D printing is given an eco overhaul for savvy green consumers

Implications - As 3D printing gains momentum, concerns about filament costs and environmental impact are being soothed with eco-friendly iterations of the technology. This shift towards sustainability and accessibility in tech is drawing consumers in through their desire for guilt-free and cost-effective solutions.
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Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens - This 3D Printer is Able to Produce a Living Garden
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Viral 19,055 Clicks Pub: Jan 6, 14
Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens
This 3D Printer is Able to Produce a Living Garden
These 3D printed gardens have an actual living ecosystem produced by a 3D printer. A team of students from the University of Maribor in Slovenia have developed a 3D-printer that can print objects.... [More]
Plastic-Repurposing Printers - The Ekocycle Cube Uses Plastic Filaments to Print Things in 3D
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Hot 5,162 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 14
Plastic-Repurposing Printers
The Ekocycle Cube Uses Plastic Filaments to Print Things in 3D
With 3D-printing on the rise, Cubify decided to create a more economical approach to the new technology with the Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer. In a world where can now physically print almost any object... [More]
Recyclable 3D Printing Devices - The Strooder Repurposes Pliant Materials for Plastic Printers
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Warm 2,674 Clicks Pub: May 28, 14
Recyclable 3D Printing Devices
The Strooder Repurposes Pliant Materials for Plastic Printers
The Strooder is a product that works collaboratively with 3D printers. The small device repurposes small bits of plastic, taking them in and churning them out as materials that one can in turn use... [More]
3D-Printed Sand Structures - The Stone Spray Robot Organically Creates a Sand Bridge in the Desert
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Mild 1,201 Clicks Pub: May 26, 14
3D-Printed Sand Structures
The Stone Spray Robot Organically Creates a Sand Bridge in the Desert
A 3D printing robot can create a sand bridge that you could fully walk on. The Stone Spray robot can create structures out of sand or soil and solar power. Using this technology you could build a... [More]
Ethical 3D Printer Filament - ProtoPrint is Bridging Technology and Grassroots Technology in India
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Mild 601 Clicks Pub: May 23, 14
Ethical 3D Printer Filament
ProtoPrint is Bridging Technology and Grassroots Technology in India
Since 3D printing is becoming an increasingly big deal, it was only a matter of time before someone starting using 3D printer filament for social good. Founded by MIT environmental engineering... [More]