3D printing material learning and recycling(Awesome to be green:))

3D printing material sites and learning about material recycling.

Awesome to be green:)
3D printing technology to be fully Eco-friendly.3D printing technology uses large amounts of energy, larger than the amount used by milling and drilling machines.
If you think about failed prints you may somehow eventually recycle the plastic.
Plastics products may take up to a thousand years to compost while PLA products compost within 3-6 months in a composting system.
PLA-  is made from renewable sources, such as starch – corn, potatoes, soy protein, cellulose, and lactic acid, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp, all of them are compostable, but this process is only considered “composted” The material breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass.
3D printing waste happens –

when sometimes layers aren’t sticking together properly in mid-print and depending on the model’s geometry it might cause a failure.
This could be because you’re 3D printing at a temperature that’s a bit too low.

Increase the print temperature slightly and ensure those layers fuse into each other.
In 3D printing, two most common filaments to print with are ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photopolymers, and polycarbonate.
3D printing uses sustainable manufacturing method. Because it reduces waste.
Later its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water.
ABS – is a thermoplastic that is great for 3D printing because of its strength and durability. This material is not biodegradable or compostable but can be recycled.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which Lego is made from, is a safe plastic. BabyBjorn also uses ABS – it’s BPA free. Plastics made from corn starch resin are lumped into the #7 category, and these are BPA free too.
Nylon –  is BPA free, and it’s a #7.
These numbers are for which plastics are healthier for you and more easily recyclable?

4 Ways to Recycle Failed 3D Prints

What do the numbers on plastics mean?

#1 plastics: PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)(Is it safe? -No)
#2 plastics: HDPE (high-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#3 plastics: PVC (polyvinyl chloride or plasticized polyvinyl chloride)(Is it safe?- NO)

#4 plastics: LDPE (low-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?-YES)

#5 plastics: PP (polypropylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#6 plastics: PS (polystyrene)(Is it safe?-NO)

#7 plastics: other (all other plastics, including acrylic and nylon)(Is it safe?- NOT SURE)

If you want to reuse any material

Use precautions-

can re-heat the material to use it again in a filament recycler.
If we like to do some craftwork, get a ‘ProtoCycler’ and make your filament.


ReDeTec Protocycler – OMG it works!

This kind recycler will smash failed prints into smaller pieces, melt them down, and force the liquid plastic through an opening.




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Filabot 3D Printing Recycling Company Logo


The most important parts of 3D printing materials using the right kind of material.
Strength – How strongly does your printed part have to be?
Flexibility – How flexible does your part need to be?
Accuracy – How important is precision to your 3D part?
Different conditions – Any other conditions that apply to your 3D model
The materials used to print 3D objects – Many different materials can be used for 3D printing, such as ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photopolymers, and polycarbonate. Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) Filament has become one of the most common materials for 3D printing because it is easy to print, biodegradable and bioderived from corn and other biomaterials.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Filament is another common 3D printing filament.
Regular PLA and ABS filament for 3D printing costs around $25 per kilogram on average. Specialty filaments can cost as much as four times this amount.

3D printing materials different in chemical nature.

1 Sintered powdered metal.
2 Metals, such as stainless, bronze, steel, gold, nickel 3 steel, aluminum, and titanium.
4 Carbon fiber and other composites.
5 Carbon nanotubes and graphene embedded in plastics.
6 Nitinol
7 Water-absorbing plastic
8 Stem cells
9 Conductive carbomorph (carbon black plus plastic)
10 Paper
11 Concrete, food, yarn
12 TPE Filament
13 Glow in the Dark Filament
14 Amphora Filament

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Materials
Aluminum AlSiMg
Stainless 17-4
Stainless Steel 316L

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Materials
– High strength general purpose engineering plastic, used for many commercial products.
Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White, Purple, Black, Orange, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Tan, Natural, Custom Color

PC (Polycarbonate)
ULTEM 9085
VeroWhite Resin (Opaque PolyJet Resin)
VeroClear Resin (Translucent PolyJet Resin)
Prototyping Acrylate CLIP (DLS) Resin
Rigid Polyurethane CLIP (DLS) Resin
Elastomeric Polyurethane CLIP (DLS) resin
Urethane Methacrylate (UMA 90) Resin

PolyJet 3D Materials
Photopolymer, Rigid(Black, Grey, Clear, White)
Photopolymer, Rubber-like(Black)
Multijet Fusion PA12 (HP Black Plastic)

Stereolithography (SLA) Materials
Accura 25 (White)
Accura 48HTR (Translucent Amber)
Accura 60 (Translucent clear)
Accura ABS Black (SL 7820)(Black)
Accura Bluestone Faded blue (faded blue)
Accura ClearVue (Translucent clear)
Accura Xtreme Grey (Grey)
Accura Xtreme White (White)
Somos NeXt White (white)
Somos ProtoGen 18420 (White)
Somos ProtoTherm 12120 (Translucent red)
Somos Taurus (Dark grey)
Somos WaterClear Ultra 10122 (Translucent clear)
Somos Watershed XC 11122 (Translucent clear)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Materials
Nylon 12
Nylon 12, Glass-filled

Urethane Casting Materials
Urethane, Flexible
Urethane, Rigid

Injection Molding Materials
ABS (Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, Styrene ABS)
PC-ABS (PC Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, Styrene PC/ABS ABS)

Acrylic (PMMA) (Polymethyl, Methacrylate, PMMA Acrylic)
Custom (Injection Mold)
Customer-supplied resin
Delrin (Acetal, POM)
Nylon 6
Nylon 6/6

– Offering excellent tensile strength, PEEK is often used as a lightweight substitute for metal parts in high-temperature, high-stress applications. PEEK resists chemicals, wear, and moisture.
Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White, Purple, Black, Orange, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Tan, Natural, Custom Color,

PEI (Ultem)
– Known best for its extremely high heat and flame resistance, PEI is used for many medical applications and is more affordable than PEEK.
Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White, Purple, Black, Orange, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Tan, Natural, Custom Color,

PC (Polycarbonate)

– Biodegradable and renewable plastic. PLA has a relatively low glass transition temperature and is common in short-use applications. Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White, Purple, Black, Orange, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Clear, Tan, Natural, Custom Color

Polyethylene (PE)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polystyrene (PS)
TPE (elastomer)
TPV (rubber)

List of strongest materials–

Graphene, Diamond, HIPS, PETG, Nylon, Carbon Fiber Filled, ASA, Carbon Fiber Filled, Wood Filled, PVA

Composite Multicolor

Biocompatible and medical 

MED610, MED620, and MED625FLX
Dental Materials

MakerBot PLA Filament

TPE Filament
Glow in the Dark Filament
Amphora Filament


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