Don’t stop learning.

Even if you’ve read through all our actions and resources, there’s always more to learn and even better ways to achieve more sustainable 3D printing. Here on our blog, we’ll post regularly with new ideas, creative case studies, and deep dives that will help you continue to progress in your relationship to sustainability.

High-Leverage Design and Operation Decisions

The list of concrete actions on our ‘Sustainable 3D Printing’ page is separated into 4 priority categories. In this post, we’ll explore some of the high-priority, high-leverage decisions that can maximize your impact in progressing towards more sustainable 3D printing. Since energy use represents the single greatest environmental impact of 3D printing (and the vast…

Misconceptions about Green 3D Printing

The world of 3D printing has a complicated relationship to sustainability. It’s difficult for both industry and consumers to precisely identify if and how 3D printing can contribute to a more sustainable world, specifically within the manufacturing industry. To try clearing the smoke a bit, so to speak, let’s take a look at two common…

Hello, World

Welcome to our new website! Our goal in creating PlasticPasta 3D is to inform and empower makers so that they can 3D print with sustainability and functionality in mind. These are some of the ways in which we hope to accomplish this goal: Explore the 3D printing industry’s supply chain and historical commitment to sustainability.Enumerate…

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