Latest Joshua Pearce Stories

3d fair trade filament
2014-10-04 12:07:08

It’s old news that open-source 3D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces. Now it’s time to add another star to the 3D printing constellation: Fair Trade.

milk jug recycling for 3d printing
2014-03-06 05:23:40

Not only is manufacturing goods using a 3D printer far cheaper than purchasing items, new research appearing in a recent edition of the Journal of Cleaner Production reveals that it can actually help preserve the environment.

Scientists Build Low-cost 3-D Metal Printer
2013-12-03 14:09:39

Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University's Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list.

3D Plastics Printing Is Greener Than Conventional Manufacturing
2013-10-04 05:21:19

A new study finds that 3D printing of plastic products is not only cheaper, but also greener, because it releases less carbon dioxide than producing things en masse in a factory and shipping those products to a warehouse.

3D Printer Revolutionize Education
2013-07-31 10:48:26

Twelve teams of Michigan teachers are visiting Michigan Technological University (MTU) this week to get some hands-on experience with 3D printing technology.

3D Printing Can Save Time, Money And Hassle
2013-07-30 04:36:28

With some 3D printers priced upwards of $2,000, some may assume the days of printing everything one needs from their den are too far off.

2013-03-28 10:42:47

Just as the power of the open-source design has driven down the cost of software to the point that it is accessible to most people, open-source hardware makes it possible to drive down the cost of doing experimental science and expand access to everyone.

Trash Technology: 3D Printing With Recycled Material
2013-03-05 11:29:40

The future of 3D printing is still being determined by researchers in laboratories, and one new project is helping to shape that future, with trash.

2011-12-07 22:28:32

The public is being kept in the dark about the viability of solar photovoltaic energy.

2010-05-21 13:26:58

Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run.

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