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Desktop Metal Develops Additive Manufacturing Process for Wood Parts

The Forust additive manufacturing process upcycles wood waste into high-quality wood end-use parts that can be used in a variety of industries.
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Zortrax Printers Simplify Green Heating System Prototyping

By using Zortrax’s M300 Plus 3D printer to print prototypes in-house, ML Systems saved up to two weeks of lead time and up to 90% of prototype fabrication costs.
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3D Printed Battery Electrodes Could Drive Electric Vehicles Forward

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.
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Renishaw Metal AM Enables Domin to Create CO2-Reducing Valve

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.
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Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

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.
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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.
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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.  
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Eight Organizations Join AMGTA

The AMGTA is a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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AMGTA Publishes First Research Paper on Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

Systematic review highlights importance of component end use and need for more research.
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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. 
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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.
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Sintavia Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

Certification will assist company in measuring and improving environmental efficiency.
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