3D Printing

3D printed coral helps regenerate marine ecosystems

The effects of climate change and development are having devastating impacts on the world’s coral, home to a diverse range of sea life and a spectacular ecosystem.

Adidas looks to the ocean for innovation inspiration

Adidas has unveiled a pair of sneakers it made from garbage recovered from the ocean.

Arup adds steel to its 3D printing repertoire

As designers of some of the world’s most spectacular buildings and complexes, Arup uses a lot of unique speciality parts within its building designs. These parts are manufactured in just a handful of locations around the world, meaning that it generates a great deal of carbon and cost to get these parts transported from their manufacturing location to their user location.

Coca-Cola connects with 3D printing via Ekocycle

It is estimated that up to 100 million tonnes of plastic is floating in the world’s oceans, with each piece taking around 500 to 1,000 years to decompose. This represents a huge sustainability problem as the plastic infiltrates food chains and poisons habitats. It just so happens that the 3D printing revolution will also run off plastic, the same kind that is choking up our environment.

GE 3D prints its way to greater construction efficiency

General Electric is one of the companies best poised to take advantage of 3D printing. From being able to eliminate more waste from production to being able to manufacture parts for aircraft on demand and on location, there are many sustainability benefits.

Google's Project Ara bring individual design and build to sustainable smartphone thinking

Project Ara is Google’s attempt at opening up the world of smartphones to make them more usable, accessible and individual.

How Autodesk's bright Spark can enable sustainable 3D Printing

Autodesk is a company primed to play a big role in the 3D printing industry. As manufacturers of AutoCAD, which is among the world’s most used Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Autodesk has already contributed to a majority of the designs being created in 3D printers around the world.

HTC offers 3D printed joy for audiophiles with the Gramohorn

One of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing is its capability to allow increased levels of creativity and design in everyday products, which just might make these products more sustainable.

IBM brings 3D printing to microchip prototyping

3D printing is disrupting the existing methods and supply chains for prototyping, greatly reducing costs, time and carbon footprint.

iLab's Haiti project 3D prints much needed medical supplies

In 2010 an earthquake devastated Southern Haiti, including the nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince. Already the poorest country in the Americas, the earthquake was disastrous for the nation's infrastructure, including its ailing medical system.