#SUSTAINABILITY

Automotive

3D Printed Battery Electrodes Could Drive Electric Vehicles Forward

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Precise control of battery electrode architecture through photopolymerization opens the door to new cell geometries and lighter battery packs for EVs and more, Photocentric says.
#polymer #sustainability

Renishaw Metal AM Enables Domin to Create CO2-Reducing Valve

By: Evan Doran

By using Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q AM system, Domin has created a servo valve that saves one ton of CO2 per year compared to competing products.
#metal #sustainability

Materials

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

By: AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Aerospace

Collaborators Publish Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate

By: AM Staff

Sintavia partners with the AMGTA and Triumvirate Environmental Inc. to publish overview of proper handling procedures for powder condensate waste generated as part of the PBF additive manufacturing process.
#metal #sustainability

Realizing Efficiency and Sustainability Through Automated Postprocessing of Resin 3D Printed Parts

Workflow efficiencies and sustainability goals can be achieved together. An automated cleaning system and longer-lasting detergent allowed one manufacturer to reduce hazards, costs and time in its resin removal process.  
#postprocessing #polymer #sustainability

Eight Organizations Join AMGTA

By: AM Staff

The AMGTA is a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing.
#sustainability

University of Maine Awarded $2.8 Million Grant for AM Wind Blade Research

By: AM Staff

Researchers will use the world's largest polymer 3D printer to develop recyclable wind blade molds that reduce lead times and costs.
#composites #largeformat #sustainability

Materials

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Joins 6K Advisory Board

By: AM Staff

Strategic appointment is instrumental for advanced material innovation for defense and security product development for the United States.
#metal #sustainability

Aerospace

Can the U.S. Become Self-Sufficient in Aerospace Alloy Metal Powders?

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

6K’s technology can upcycle titanium and nickel-alloy parts into additive manufacturing powder. Here is how the circular economy helps national security.
#supplychain #metal #sustainability

Materials

Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

By: AM Staff

Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
#polymer #prototyping #sustainability

AMGTA Publishes First Research Paper on Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

By: AM Staff

Systematic review highlights importance of component end use and need for more research.
#metal #sustainability

Future-Proof Additive Manufacturing Debinding Through Sustainable Methods

Sustainable manufacturing can increase operational efficiency while responding to environmental requirements, but must consider the entire production chain including postprocessing. For binder jetting, this means selecting a sustainable debinding method. 
#metal #postprocessing #sustainability

Materials

3D Printing Helps Close the Loop for Armor’s Circular Economy

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.
#polymer #sustainability

Aerospace

Sintavia Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

By: AM Staff

Certification will assist company in measuring and improving environmental efficiency.
#sustainability

Infographic: How Additive Manufacturing Supports the Circular Economy

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

This downloadable infographic illustrates how 3D printing can be applied for more sustainable manufacturing through every stage: Material, Design, Manufacturing, Product and End-of-Life. 
#sustainability

Leading Global Companies Join AMGTA

By: AM Staff

The AMGTA promotes the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) over traditional methods of manufacturing.
#sustainability

Design

2020 Formnext Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

By: AM Staff

Young additive manufacturing companies impress with automated designs, new materials and optimized postprocessing.
#formnext #postprocessing #sustainability

Materials

3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.
#enterprise #construction #composites

Consumer Goods

What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #polymer #sustainability

Better Material Recapture, Reuse Through 3D Printing (Video #5)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

3D printing helps to simplify both manufacturing of a product and material recapture at the end of its usable life. The key is having a plan at the beginning. More in this video, the last in our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability