Domestic recycling to nourish 3D printers
Question asked by Smiech in #Coffee Room on Nov 15, 2014
Scientists have created a machine capable of becoming useful for a 3D printer plastic household waste.
The material from which the 3D printers are served is not cheap, and this is one of the impediments to its use and dissemination. It is usually plastic ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), resistant and multiple applications in the industry, from automotive to electronics, passing by some types of toys.
While the price of 3D printers is becoming more affordable, not you can think in the purchase of one of these machines as a single investment.Loads of plastic that are manufactured items are priced between 30 and 60 dollars (23 to 46 euros) per kilogram. A team of scientists from the University of Michigan has created a machine capable of recycling plastic that is consumed in the home and turn it into material for 3D printing.
The idea is not only to reduce the 3D printing process but recycle waste which are normally produced in the home. The machine created by the team of researchers, led by Associate Professor of University of Michigan Joshua Pearce, specialized materials, engineering and computer science, is capable of handling bottles or bottles of milk, as well as other plastics. Posted in: #Coffee Room