3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Fargo, North Dakota’s 3Dom USA has recently made a name for itself in producing 3D printing filament from unique materials, including coffee and even beer.  With a focus on sustainability, the company seeks to use materials that rely on waste bioproducts over fossil fuel.  The latest material sees 3Dom falling in line with the demands of many sustainability advocates over the years as their new Entwined filament is made from industrial hemp.
Entwined, a hemp-based 3D printing filament wound on the 100% bio-based Eco-Spool.…

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3D Printing Reaches New Highs: 3Dom Releases Hemp Filament

Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Desktop 3D printing is still in its infancy, meaning that this young industry has a chance to start things right.  Learning from the negative effects of our manufacturing forefathers, we can get 3D printing off the ground with sustainable materials that neither deplete our limited natural resources nor pollute our surrounding ecosystem, crucial to our survival.  With that in mind, numerous organizations, Makers, and startups are finding ways to combine recycling with desktop fabrication so that we can simultaneously reduce pollution and dependency on unsustainable materials. …

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Give Your Snack Bags New Life with Recycled Filament

Injured Costa Rican Toucan Saved with 3D Printed Prothetic Beak

Injured Costa Rican Toucan Saved with 3D Printed Prothetic Beak

By Tyler Koslow

For those following the rising use of 3D printing for prosthetic replacements, you may have noticed that humans aren’t the only ones benefiting from these constant breakthroughs in 3D printed assistive devices. There is a vast variety of both domesticated and wild animals who have overcome their injuries and deformities thanks to 3D printed prosthetics. Last year, two Brazilian toucans had their broken beaks replaced with a 3D printed replica within the same week as one another, allowing the colorful birds to eat, sing, and live a normal life once more.…

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Shell Shock! 3D Printed Replica Shells to Help Save the Threatened Desert Tortoise

Shell Shock! 3D Printed Replica Shells to Help Save the Threatened Desert Tortoise

By Tyler Koslow

For just about over 250 million years now, the tortoise has managed to (slowly, but surely) survive various mass extinction events and predators of all types, becoming one of the most ancient and resilient animals to still roam the earth today. Unfortunately for this species, particularly the Desert Tortoise (generally located all across the Mojave Desert), endangerment is approaching quickly as their population is ravaged by the growing number of predatory ravens, which have been accumulating due to human landfill and litter.…

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Thousands of pink bottles wash up on English beaches

Thousands of pink bottles wash up on English beaches

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LONDON — Thousands of pink bottles full of detergent have washed up on picturesque beaches in Cornwall.

The National Trust is leading the clean-up effort around Poldhu Cove with teams of volunteers removing the bottles, believed to be filled with stain remover, from beaches. More bottles have been spotted further out to sea

Cornwall Council said Monday that it was aware of the bottles and was monitoring the situation together with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and Natural England.

In the pink is not what we want on our beach! These are full and a potential danger to wildlifepic.twitter.com/rX3NSvJI2Q

— Poldhu Beach Watcher (@friendsofpoldhu) January 4, 2016 Read more…

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Massivit 3D Prints 2 Meter Shark Replica for Campaign Against Hunting

Massivit 3D Prints 2 Meter Shark Replica for Campaign Against Hunting

By Davide Sher

Through its ability to 3D print large size objects at low cost and high speeds, Massivit is enabling a new type of visual communication, which opens up new possibilities in terms of reaching out to large audiences with powerful messages. One of the first applications of this approach is for the recent Silence of the Sharks campaign against indiscriminate hunting of these mighty fish.
A total of 87 dedicated divers, holding protest posters and escorted by a 2-meter long, 3D printed, shark statue, carried out the opening dive of the campaign at the Satil wreck in Eilat, Israel.…

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Modular Fairphone 2 Launches with Wooden 3D Printed Accessories

Modular Fairphone 2 Launches with Wooden 3D Printed Accessories

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Modularity is the future of smartphones.  Google is working on it with Project Ara and Circular Devices Oy is working on it with the PuzzlePhone. As sustainability-minded as purchasing individual hardware module upgrades instead of complete phones may be, even more important is ensuring that the entire smartphone manufacturing process is ethical overall.  In both regards, Dutch startup Fairphone is ahead of the game, having released the first commercial-ready modular smartphone onto the market this week.  Not only does the Fairphone 2 have an open, modular design, but across the supply chain – from conflict-free minerals to fair factory wages – the production of the device is meant to be as ethical as possible.…

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Modular Fairphone 2 Launches with Wooden 3D Printed Accessories