3D printed modular molding for PepsiCo.

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As mentioned by Max Rodriguez, Sr. Manager of Global Packaging R&D, and Thangthip Tekanil, R&D Packaging Engineer, “We’re able to blow 10,000 bottles with this tool, which are the quantities that we need for us to be able to validate a new design because when we bring it into our manufacturing environment, we’re running 600 bottles a minute, 800 bottles a minute. They also added that we’ve been able to streamline the workflow between the different printers, found the appropriate scaling factors for each printer, and because the mould is pretty much standard, the modular mould is printer agnostic.”

3D printing hits the spot: How PepsiCo is using AM to produce drink bottle tooling

3D printing can help clean oceans.

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As mentioned by the Nonprofit ocean conservation organization Oceana,” two garbage trucks worth of plastic enters the world’s oceans every minute.”

This device recycles plastic water bottles into 3D printing filament (and it’s open source).