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World’s first 3D printed wrench made from recycled ocean plastic (video)

World’s first 3D printed wrench made from recycled ocean plastic (video) | Digital Design and Manufacturing | Scoop.it
In what's considered to be a world's first, the Canadian company has built the first-ever 3D-printed wrench made entirely from recycled ocean plastic.
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Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing

Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing | Digital Design and Manufacturing | Scoop.it

"3D printing is poised to revolutionize manufacturing; will it also revolutionize the ecological impacts of making things?  Will it really eliminate waste?  Will it eliminate shipping?  Will it create more problems than it solves?"

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How Sustainable is Digital Fabrication?

How Sustainable is Digital Fabrication? | Digital Design and Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Digital fabrication is praised as the future of manufacturing. Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools can convert a digital design into an object with the click of a mouse, which means the production process is completely automated. The use of digital machine tools has spread rapidly in factories over the last two decades, and they have now become cheap and user-friendly enough to bring them within reach of workshops and makers. While CNC machines have been embraced by many, including some environmentalists who say the technology can be more...
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