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12 Sep

We care about our planet

The problems with the environment are more pronounced and at present, this topic is no longer just a topic of cool discussion, but a necessity. The planet gives clear signs that our actions are affecting us, as a result, we at 3dFusion believe that every member of the community can contribute to a cleaner environment and a better world. The small steps, taken together, become big.


Is 3D Printing Beneficial for the Environment?

3D printing technology can make our world better and cleaner. However, doubts are often expressed whether it can really be considered and environment-friendly technology. In fact, 3D printing has many advantages, and its good influence on the environment is one of them.

No Waste: The Biggest Advantage of 3D Printing

Manufacturing with the use of fabrics, metals and other materials usually involves having large amounts left over. Most of this cannot be reused or properly processed and becomes waste in a landfill. 3D printing doesn’t leave waste per se, only elements of the supporting material, and there’s relatively little of these. You create the objects you want to create without any trimmings, and you really create those objects how you want to and when you want to. 3D printing is the best solution for low-volume production. In this field, it’s also the most environment-friendly. Moreover, some companies—such as Bosch, General Electric and some automotive companies—are considering the introduction of 3D printing into mass production.

What “Eco-Friendly” Mean?

This term simply describes a product that is not harmful to the environment. However, it can get more complicated than that, as there are many factors of something that might be “harmful to the environment.” So many different things can negatively influence the environment, such as not using proper procedures when disposing of products. However, there are many benefits to using eco-friendly products that are not simply centered around the health and well-being of the Earth, but also the health and wellbeing of your family.
As you can see, there are plenty of positives to switching over to products that are better for our environment. Consider taking just a small step toward helping the planet we live on.

Lower Costs

Eco-friendly products may seem to be more expensive, but long-term they are actually more cost efficient. Eco-friendly products tend to last much longer. These products are typically made from recycled materials and are sturdy, withstanding most drops, kicks, and dishwashers. Eco-friendly products may have a larger sticker price, but since they last longer, it is an investment that will pay off.

How we handle this locally?

In our office, we collect from cardboard to contaminated packaging but of course the most significant is plastic even if it are scraps or packaging.
This is just the first step, until early next year we will buy a grinder machine and a extruder machine .
With this 2 machines we want turn the plastic scraps back to filament and print something for the community , this year we want to print around 50 Christmas tree decorations  and give them away as a gift.

Eco-friendly 3D printing services!

Our aim is to protect the nature while bringing your ideas into reality! Let’s put those ideas into practice while working together towards a healthy environment!

Place your order online or browse our website for more inspiration and let’s start printing.
07 Jun

3D Printing History

What’s almost 40 years old but looks brand new? Believe it or not, it’s 3D printing.

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Giving everyone from engineers and doctors, enthusiasts and small business owners the ability to transform virtual ideas into physical objects, it promises to change life as we know it.

1981–1999: The 3D Printing is born

1981 – Hideo Kodama of Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute publishes the first account of a working photopolymer rapid prototyping system.

1984 – Charles Hull (founder of 3D systems) invents stereolithography (SLA) – which is patented in 1987. The technology allows you to take a 3D model and use a laser to etch it into a special liquid (photopolymer)

1991 – Stratasys produces the world’s first FDM (fused deposition modelling) machine. This technology uses plastic and an extruder to deposit layers on a print bed.

1992 – 3D systems produce the first SLA 3D Printer machine.

1992 – DTM produces first SLS (selective laser sintering) machine. This machine is similar to SLA technology but uses a powder (and laser) instead of a liquid

1997 – Aeromet invents laser additive manufacturing.

 

1999–2010: 3D Printing is growing fast

1999 – Scientists manage to grow organs from patient’s cells and use a 3D printed scaffold to support them.

2000 – The first 3D inkjet printer produced by Object Geometries.

2000 – The first multicolour 3D printer made by Z Corp.

2001 – The first desktop 3D printer made by Solidimension.

2002 – A 3D printed minature kidney is manufactured. Scientists aim to produce full-sized, working organs.

2005 – The Reprap project is founded by Dr Adrian Bowyer at the University of Bath. The project was intended as a democratization of 3D printing technology.

2008 – The Reprap Darwin is the first 3D printer to be able to produce many of it’s own parts.

2008 – The first biocompatible FDM material produced by Stratasys.

2008 – The first 3D prosthetic leg is produced.

2008 – Shapeways – a website market for 3D models – launches.

2008 – Makerbot’s Thingiverse launches – a website for free 3D (and other models) file sharing.

2009 – Makerbot produces a Reprap evolved kit for a wider audience.

2009 – The first 3D printed blood vessel is produced by Organovo

2010 – The first Prusa Mendel was released

2011–Present Day: The Sky is no longer the limit

2011 – The first 3D printed car (Urbee by Kor Ecologic).

2011- The first 3D printed edible food is created

2012 – The first 3D printed jaw is produced in Holland by LayerWise

2012: Filabot develops a system for closing the loop with plastic and allows for any FDM or FFF 3D printer to be able to print with a wider range of plastics.

2013-The first 3D printed rocket parts are created, printed by SpaceX

2014 – NASA flying first zero-gravity 3D printer into space.

2014: Georgia Institute of Technology Dr. Benjamin S. Cook, and Dr. Manos M. Tentzeris demonstrate the first multi-material, vertically integrated printed electronics additive manufacturing platform (VIPRE) which enabled 3D printing of functional electronics operating up to 40 GHz.

2015: Carbon 3D issues their revolutionary ultra-fast CLIP 3D printing machine

2016: Daniel Kelly’s lab announces being able to 3D print bone