100% Recycled ABS/HIPS/PET/PLA 3D Printing Filament
100% Recycled ABS/HIPS/PET/PLA 3D Printing Filament
100% recycled 3D Printing filament from Automotive, Commercial and Home Electronic plastic streams. Quality rABS, rPET, rHIPs and rPLA
100% recycled 3D Printing filament from Automotive, Commercial and Home Electronic plastic streams. Quality rABS, rPET, rHIPs and rPLA Read more
About this project
3D Printing has arrived and if you don't know what it is yet, then it is most definitely time to find out. There is a range of technologies within 3D Printing but the one which has caught the eye of you, the home user and rapid prototyper, is the method by which a 3D Printer takes a plastic filament, melts it and then forms an object from an innovative design you have created.
I am Scott, the Co-founder and director of Fila-Cycle. Over the past year or so our team have worked feverishly hard to help bring about a positive impact through 3D Printing. When I first started to use 3D printers, I though wow, literally, I thought wow. My mind was blown away by being able to own technology that could produce objects right before my eyes. I knew from early on the impact of this technology would be disruptive, it would shake the foundations of existing practices and through innovation would put creativity in to the hands of everyone.
However, with great technology, often comes great impact. Not only on people but also on our planet's resources. I could see that this technology would put further pressures on resources such as land and oil, resources that we already know are under global threat.
We had two major questions that needed to be answered:
1. Why pin our hopes and dreams on a technology with an endangered supply?
2. Why place further pressures on an ecosystem we are now working so hard to fix?
The answers? We shouldn't have to, we shouldn't need to.
This is why our team came up with Fila-Cycle. Fila-Cycle would be a brand that would present recycled filaments for use within the desktop 3D printing technology. Rather than rush to the market, we took a little more time to select the best recycled grades of plastics, from a range of industries and household plastic streams, to bring you a choice of not one or two fully 100% recycled plastics but SIX different choices.
We choose 4 different types of plastics, representing five different choices due to our unique sources. Here is a little background information on the plastics we have selected to present to you.
That's great, I hear you cry but where does the material come from originally? What makes it a recycled material?
We have searched across industries to find recycled plastics that are clean and suitable for 3D printing and because of this we can, hand on heart, state our materials are 100% recycled. From the automotive, commercial and household electronics industries, we selected plastics that would ordinarily have an impact if they were to be discarded in landfill sites.
Have a look through the sources diagram below to see where the plastics originated from, it will amaze you to know that most of the plastics we present to you today, you will have used throughout a normal day, maybe even today!
We don't just pick up a recycled material and turn it into filament. Over the past year we have carried out a multitude of tests on many different types of recycled materials, hunting for the one or two materials that are clean, have low contaminants and that can be used within 3D printing.
Nice huh? Well, with all this choice of 100% recycled 3D printing filament, you might very well be asking, where do I begin? What material should I choose and what settings should I choose?
We have some fantastic rewards on offer, ranging from 1KG spools of 100% recycled material AND even 100% recycled HIPS/PLA vases.
Check out the bulk rewards too, the higher the backing amount the more we reward! Save on delivery too!
Ok, you are still with me? Good, because here is our deliverables to you. We are aiming for our early bird rewards to make it out to you in time for Christmas. The deadline is tight but we are ready, we have been ready for some time and we can't wait to get started and get delivering your rewards. Here are our deliverable dates:
Finally we must mention some of the businesses that have helped us get to where we are today.
Latest press releases
Thanks to the 3D Printing Association, press release here: https://www.the3dprintingassociation.com/news/post/recycled-3d-printing-filament-kickstarter-campaign
Thanks to 3dprintingindustry.com , press release here: http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/11/04/fila-cycle-launches-kickstarter-for-100-recycled-filaments/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=3dpi%2Btwitter
We have been previously listed in the following online 3D printing news sites, you can search for ObjectForm (which is our parent company) or Fila-Cycle (which is our 100% recycled brand).
Risks and challenges
We have put a lot of preparation, time and effort into making sure everything that can be controlled is controlled.
However, there is always that one thing... While we hope nothing goes wrong it is a possibility no matter what we do to try to make sure everything goes smoothly.
We have secured distribution lines, we rely on mail services and we rely on machinery that, although is well looked after, could fail (touch wood it does not!). Yet if there are fails along this process we have backup plans... and if the back up plans fail you can rest assure we will make sure notification are sent out and fixes are put in place promptly.
Delivery is alway logistically difficult! We have chosen delivery organisations with good proven records. However, delivering packages across the globe can and does prove difficult at times. We will do our best to manage the process by using tracking services. We will know when it leaves and when it arrives at your door. However, please be aware that when it leaves us your package becomes the responsibility of the delivery company.
Also note, some countries will impose import duties, this cost is down the backer to pay their authority when requested.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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