After our green filament post earlier discussion of 3D printing greenness continued and resulted in a pointer to a document posted by the American Chemical Society that investigates the electricity consumed and CO2 emitted by different manufacturing materials. What exactly did they examine?
For those of you scrambling to find a source for inexpensive filament, we found one: Seacans. They have a reasonable selection of colors that should satisfy most buyers, but the important thing is price. You can buy a 1kg spool of 1.75mm filament in either PLA or ABS plastic for only CA$19.99
Normally when you embark on building a DIY 3D printer you’d search online shops for the best and least expensive components. Bring them together with the right plan and you’ll soon have an operating 3D printer.
A report from Michigan Tech details the results of a study that attempted to determine the “greenness” of 3D printing. Their result: 3D printing is apparently significantly less energy-absorbing than conventional mass production.
In partnership with Orange , one of the biggest European telcos, we are launching a new 3D printing service. Orange is providing a 3D printing customization tool on its own website to let any of its online visitors use our “ 3D Printing Cloud Engine “.
As part of its Star Wars Weekends event (running from May 17 to June 9), Disney is giving fans the chance to put their face on a 3D-printed Stormtrooper figurine The D-Tech Me experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios uses a high resolution single-shot 3D face scanner created by Disney Research labs. The 10-minute experience captures an image of the fan, which is later sent to a high-resolution 3D printer to create a figurine.
We’re happy to announce we started producing in the US! Since i.materialise is an international 3D printing service, we want to produce more regional to cut shipping costs and delivery times. Recently we started producing several materials in the US but we’re still finalizing the details.
This Article Originally was Published here: http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/breaking-the-bakken-bottleneck/3287 There’s a dark side to the U.S. oil boom. Usually, people only hear the good news: the fact that our domestic crude production is at its highest level in two decades… or that Texas is once again pumping more than two million barrels per day… or that developing our tight oil plays has changed the landscape of our petroleum industry… But there’s more to the U.S.
A global network of 3D printing companies cuts down on shipping costs and could put local manufacturing back in business. Read more: Design Here, Buy Anywhere with Global, 3D Printing