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NEW 6 x 1KG Spools reward
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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.

What plastics did we choose?
What plastics did we choose?

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.

Types of plastics we chose
Types of plastics we chose

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.

Six different variations of recycled plastics
Six different variations of recycled plastics
Sources of our recycled plastics
Sources of our recycled plastics

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!

Sources of our recycled plastics
Sources of our recycled plastics
Quality assurance
Quality assurance

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.

Choosing materials
Choosing materials
Quality measurements
Quality measurements
Are we qualified?
Are we qualified?
Our qualification
Our qualification
We have produced award winning material
We have produced award winning material
Our award - Best recycled plastic product of the year 2015
Our award - Best recycled plastic product of the year 2015
Recycled spools and boxes
Recycled spools and boxes
Spools and boxes fully recycled
Spools and boxes fully recycled
Comparision Chart
Comparision Chart

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?

Comparision Chart
Comparision Chart
Why we need you
Why we need you
Yes we need you for all the above reasons
Yes we need you for all the above reasons
Rewards available to you
Rewards available to you

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!

Object rewards
Object rewards
Single spool rewards
Single spool rewards
Multi spool rewards
Multi spool rewards
Top Tier Rewards
Top Tier Rewards
Our deliverables
Our deliverables

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:

When do we deliver?
When do we deliver?
Example prints
Example prints
rHIPS 3D Printed Chess Board
rHIPS 3D Printed Chess Board
rABS 3D Printed Vase
rABS 3D Printed Vase
rABS 3D Printed Objects
rABS 3D Printed Objects
rPLA 3D Printed Objects
rPLA 3D Printed Objects
Example spools
Example spools
Our thanks goes to
Our thanks goes to

Finally we must mention some of the businesses that have helped us get to where we are today.

Thank you to the above for their support
Thank you to the above for their support
Current Press releases
Current Press releases

Latest press releases

Thanks to the 3D Printing Association, press release here: https://www.the3dprintingassociation.com/news/post/recycled-3d-printing-filament-kickstarter-campaign

3D Printing Association
3D Printing Association

Thanks to 3Printr.com, press release here: https://www.3printr.com/fila-cycle-offers-100-recycled-3d-printing-filament-on-kickstarter-3331944/

3Printr.com
3Printr.com

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

3dprintingindustry.com
3dprintingindustry.com

Thanks to 3druck.com, press release http://3druck.com/3d-druckmaterialien/fila-cycle-100-recyceltes-filament-und-pellets-2627915/

3druck.com
3druck.com

Thanks to TCTMagazine.com, press release: http://www.tctmagazine.com/3D-printing-news/fila-cycle-launches-largest-collection-of-recycled-3d-printing-filaments/

TCTmagazine.com
TCTmagazine.com

Thanks to 3dprint.com, press release: http://3dprint.com/104086/fila-cycle-kickstarter/

3DPrint.com
3DPrint.com
Previously featured in
Previously featured in

 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).

Previously featured in
Previously featured in
The Team - Click to visit the website
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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.

About Delivery.

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.

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    Every bit counts, it's true. A warm heart felt thank you for your contribution.

    You are helping to launch more recycled plastics.

    Thanks from the team!

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    A 100% recycled 3D Printed Vase 11cm (approx) tall.

    Created from rHIPS Automotive plastic (black) or rPLA Yogurt Pots (Jade) - please specify on ordering.

    Also a big thanks from the Fila-Cycle team.

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    1 x 100% recycled ABS 3D printing 1KG spool.

    Colour: Black

    Source: Automotive

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    1 x 100% recycled HIPS (black) 3D printing 1KG spool.

    Colour: Black.

    Source: Automotive Plastics

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    1 x 100% recycled PLA 3D printing 1KG spool.

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    Source: Yogurt Pots!

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    1 x 100% recycled HIPS (White) 3D printing 1KG spool.

    Colour: White.

    Source: Home Electronics Plastic

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    1 x 1kg (package weight of 1.35kg) of 100% recycled material.

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    6 x 1kg (package weight of approx 8.1kg) of 100% recycled material.

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    Are you a makerlab, 3d printing hub, v-blogger etc?? For a pledge of £100 we will list you on our website (min 4 months) as place to be and connect with for making stuff.

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    10 (Ten) x 1kg (approx package weight of 14kg) of 100% recycled material.

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    3. rABS(Black)
    4. rPET(Opaque)
    5. rPLA(Jade)
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    Become a mega backer and a recycling advocate!

    We will feature you as a mega backer on our website as pride as place (min 4 months).

    In addition we will feature you on our first news shot as one of the main people/businesses that made this possible. Once successful there will be press releases following and you will be featured on these too.

    In addition we will give you 6 free 100% recycled spools of filament.

    A great big thanks from the team here at Fila-cycle!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $771

    UK only - We will come and visit you, show you how 3D printing works and how recycling is involved.

    We will bring desktop 3D printer, desktop extruder (an actual filament maker!) and our recycled plastic filaments.

    What can we do with recycled plastics using 3D printing, what does the future hold, what is next for recycling?

    Ideal for makerspaces, schools, colleges, universities and training centres.

    Get in touch if you want to know about this reward and how it could benefit you or your organisation at info@fila-cycle.co.uk

    In addition we will give you 12 free 100% recycled spools of filament.

    And of course... great big thanks from the team here at Fila-cycle!

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