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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Renewable 3D Materials
Cabe Atwell   4/27/2014 11:04:06 PM
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Thank your god of choice! It's about time!

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NadineJ
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Re: Renewable 3D Materials
NadineJ   4/27/2014 9:46:35 AM
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The combination of ecological and technical advancements is a trend I first talked about 4 or 5 years ago.  I called it TechNatural back then.  It's good to see the confirmation.

But early in any new process there is a lot mislabeling.  My first question when reading this is how much energy (i.e. fossil fuel) is used to create the bioplastic formulation? 

Currently, 3D printing is energy intensive.  Can we call that green, renewable or even sustainable?  I think the next big innovation needed in this industry is in the process, not the materials.

Greg M. Jung
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Renewable 3D Materials
Greg M. Jung   4/26/2014 11:29:44 PM
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In addition to 'green' 3D materials, I can also see more and more 'renewable' 3D materials being developed too.  I believe that future formulations will be made from a higher percentage of renewable plastics (rather than from current, mostly petroleum-based polymers).

Nancy Golden
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Re: 'Green' 3D Printing Materials
Nancy Golden   4/26/2014 11:01:42 PM
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That's also what caught my eye, Greg - seems like a perfect match and a needed one, considering the increasing presence of 3D printing as a viable technology for a lot of folks.

far911
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Re: 'Green' 3D Printing Materials
far911   4/26/2014 7:49:35 AM
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It is true that the materials were like non touchable in 3-D printers initially but now its material has improved suitable for the enviorment and healthy for the compaies business.

78RPM
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Compatibility?
78RPM   4/25/2014 11:55:10 AM
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Ann, I was wondering if the line is compatible with printers from various vendors of 3D printers. Do they have to offer a selection of diameters and melting points and cooling profiles? Another question I have is whether there are printers for the home market that have high enough resolution to print clear plastic with a reasonably specular surface. Can they print a pair of lenses for sunglasses -- or a model airplane canopy?

Greg M. Jung
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'Green' 3D Printing Materials
Greg M. Jung   4/25/2014 10:17:28 AM
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Good to see 'green' biodegradable materials being developed for the 3D printing industry.  I remember when 3D printing first came out, some of the materials used were toxic and skin contact was to be avoided before the curing process.  This new material development is an encouraging trend for our environment (especially as the world-wide use of 3D printing increases).

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