100% Recycled 3D Printer Filament – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Story

Perpetual Plastic Project is looking to change the world by recycling plastic waste into 3D printer filament. At this very moment only 12% of plastic waste is being recycled. Their aim is simple. You take waste and turn it into something useful – plastic that’s perfect for 3D printing!
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10 Responses to 100% Recycled 3D Printer Filament – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Story

  1. George Bisset

    If youre heating it, why do you need to wash it?

  2. Matej Zi

    Yes 3 mm ; No 1,75 mm

  3. parker Azz

    I would buy a recycler! $$$

  4. Saikit Tang

    oh no, that's not the way you do it. You should be recycling the plastic cups into filament and print back out well, plastic cups

  5. Ephestione's HQ

    This is neat, well directed, thoroughly thought, but don't mislead people into believing the marketing hype of changing the world.
    I would love to just clean cups, bottles, and jugs, grind them and print with the resulting filament, but your installation is not telling the truth in my opinion.
    Nifty system to clean and dry the cups, smart setup with the chained grinders, but a hand-crank extruder? Surely it's more participative, but how can you expect to get a constant diameter out of it? More like "letting people make something that resembles filaments, yet we use a pre-quality-checked filament inside our printers to make the rings". Otherwise you would be getting clogs all the time, and cannot really afford that in an installation where hundreds of people come to check and see.
    Also on your project's webpage you say you were not able to recycle PET in decent filament, while you say otherwise here.

    I love what you do but would love it even more if you were more transparent. For example, sharing your method to actually be able to use, in production, filament in a 3d printer which has been produced from waste. Suggesting where to buy shredders at a decent price, how your extruders are actually made (not the hand-crank one ^_^), how's your cleaning-drying process actually organized to make it cost- and time-effective; like this is now, it appears to me your main revenue and interest is showing cool things at events and being compensated for it (not that it isn't still a great way to constructively entertain people!), and selling your (still very cool by the way) Refil filament which I'm sure you produce with much a more complicated process than any DIY extrusion machine.

  6. Airfoil

    Any suggestions while printing with polystyrene.

  7. Sébastian Stevens

    dit is tegek!

  8. clonetrooperx39

    Where can I buy that hand crank grinder?

  9. revisionfour

    English subtitles? Or you could expect all your viewers to be bilingual. You guys should have more subscribers. Make your channel more friendly.

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