#SUSTAINABILITY

Aerospace

Collaborators Publish Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate

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.

Eight Organizations Join AMGTA

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

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

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

Materials

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Joins 6K Advisory Board

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

Materials

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

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

Production

Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

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.

AMGTA Publishes First Research Paper on Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

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

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. 

Materials

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

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.

Aerospace

Sintavia Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

Certification will assist company in measuring and improving environmental efficiency.

Infographic: How Additive Manufacturing Supports the Circular Economy

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. 

Design

2020 Formnext Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

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

Leading Global Companies Join AMGTA

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

Production

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

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.

Consumer Goods

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

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. 

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

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. 

Consumer Goods

How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

More Sustainable Manufacturing Through 3D Printing (Video #3)

3D printing can support the circular economy by offering an alternative to centralized mass production. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Design

How 3D Printing Enables More Sustainable Designs (Video #2)

The circular economy needs the lightweight, optimized and efficient designs that only 3D printing can provide. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Materials

3D Printing with Renewable Materials, Frugally Applied (Video #1)

Part of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series, this video explores the ways that AM supports more sustainable material choices. 

What Is the Circular Economy, and How Can 3D Printing Help? (Video)

What does it mean to be sustainable, to manufacture in a circular economy? And where does 3D printing fit? These questions and more answered in this video, the first of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series. 

Production

Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

Retraction Footwear offers a new way of buying flip-flops that are made to suit each customer. But the company also represents a new way of thinking about production, in a circular economy loop that encompasses material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life.

Materials

Is Recycled Metal Scrap the Future Feedstock of Choice for Metal 3D Printing?

MolyWorks is future-proofing the circular economy for metals with small-footprint atomization technology that converts metal scrap into additive manufacturing powder on the spot. But that's not the end of the story.

Production

Parametric Design and 3D Printing Deliver Custom, Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

Model No. operates at the intersection of technology and design. Its custom furniture is made on demand through a combination of proprietary large-format 3D printers, sustainable materials and a sleek online storefront.

View All #sustainability Articles