igus Presents the World’s First Printable Bearing Material Filament for 3D Printers

Plastics expert igus has introduced the world’s first plastic filament for 3D printers enhanced with tribological, or low friction, properties. The material, 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than conventional 3D printer materials, is ideally suited for creating custom bearings. Continue reading “igus Presents the World’s First Printable Bearing Material Filament for 3D Printers”

Recycling 3D Printer Feedstock Using Liquid Nitrogen

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Home 3D printing en mass requires ecological consideration, particularly for popular 3D printing plastic ABS. Polylactic Acid (PLA) has a much better reputation as it is derived from starches available in crops such as maise. Recycling plastic at home using devices such as the Filastruder, Filabot and Lyman Filament Extruder is a solution that has emerged in recent years.  Continue reading “Recycling 3D Printer Feedstock Using Liquid Nitrogen”

3D Printing Plastic — Distributed Recyling and Distributing the Benefits

We generate so much plastic waste today that it has become a serious environmental problem. Some of us do put aside our plastic bottles for recycling, but even that endeavour requires energy consumption just to get the plastic to a recycling centre. There is a better way to reuse the plastic, and 3D printing makes it possible. Continue reading “3D Printing Plastic — Distributed Recyling and Distributing the Benefits”