Tag: 3D printing

Chalmers University researchers create wood-based ink for 3D printing that mimics nature

Chalmers University researchers create wood-based ink for 3D printing that mimics nature

July 1, 2019 |

In Sweden, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique ‘ultrastructure’ of wood. Their research could revolutionize the manufacturing of green products. Through emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, they now present the ability to create green products derived from […]

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EU project looks to include 3D printing in biofuel production

EU project looks to include 3D printing in biofuel production

February 27, 2019 |

In Cyprus, Omni3D Ltd, which is specialized in the production of industrial 3D printing, is conducting an innovative project in collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology within the European M-Era net. The participants of the project “The production of biofuel in process using BioElectroCathodes and CO2” include Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia – subordinate […]

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BASF invests in Alchemist Accelerator for chemical industry growth

BASF invests in Alchemist Accelerator for chemical industry growth

February 23, 2019 |

In California, BASF Venture Capital is investing $2 million into Alchemist Accelerator’s fund, allocating at least half towards investments in 3D printing, agtech, material informatics, nutrition, and technology game-changers. This investment supports BASF’s strategy to leverage digital technologies to drive business growth. “Alchemist has built a strong reputation for attracting the best in the digital […]

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Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

January 6, 2019 |

In Canada, Advanced BioCarbon 3D, developed wood waste-based bioplastic filament for use in 3D printing to help reach their mission of sustainable carbon-free plastics for 3D printing. Their new bioplastic product is non-flammable and moisture resistant and comes from poplar (or cottonwood) trees. Darrel Fry, CEO of ABC3D, said, “People often think of bioplastics as […]

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New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

December 22, 2018 |

In Tennessee, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. The discovery expands ORNL’s achievements in lowering the cost of bioproducts by creating novel uses for lignin—the material left over […]

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ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

July 2, 2018 |

In Tennessee, a scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. Scientists created a new material with excellent printability and performance by tapping into lignin—a key component of plant cell walls that provides sturdiness. The method combines lignin, rubber, […]

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NASA, Bradley U launch 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

NASA, Bradley U launch 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

November 10, 2017 |

In Illinois, NASA and challenge partner Bradley University opened Phase 3 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for registration. The Centennial Challenges competition is seeking ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges citizen inventors to lead the way. The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is divided into phases. The Phase 1: Design Competition […]

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3D printable resin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to melt-stable engineered lignin thermoplastic

3D printable resin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to melt-stable engineered lignin thermoplastic

August 16, 2017 |

The DOE is supporting an Oak Ridge-led project to produce and commercialize lignin-derived, industrial-grade composites with properties including 3D printability, rivaling current petroleum-derived alternatives. The project outcomes? A novel family of commercial-ready, lignin-based 3D-printable composites. Also, suitable for high-volume applications. With recyclable compositions retain their unprecedented mechanical properties. Also, utilizing unmodified lignin at ≥50 (%) […]

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TERRA-MEPP agricultural robot available by end of this year

TERRA-MEPP agricultural robot available by end of this year

July 30, 2017 |

In Illinois, the TERRA-MEPP robot collects useful information for plant breeders, such as emergence, height, biomass and canopy temperature. It has been tested by several companies, but will now be available to seed companies by the end of this year. Created by University of Illinois scientists, this robot treks along soil and crop rows to […]

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Lloyd’s Register Energy launches 3D printing initiative

Lloyd’s Register Energy launches 3D printing initiative

December 8, 2014 |

In the US, Lloyd’s Register Energy has launched a joint industry project to focus on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is on the rise and has the potential to affect global supply chains in a significant way. Global trends indicate that the market is set to grow by 390% in the […]

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