Michigan Technological University
The Green 3d Print
Dr. Joshua Pearce, a professor at Michigan Technological University, has worked to develop Eco-friendly techniques for 3D printing. His technique reduces carbon footprint. Professor Pearce has developed a “Recyclebot” to create plastic filament using recycled milk jugs. 3D printers use this material for creating structures. His study found that using recycled materials at home to create filament uses one fortieth the amount of energy it would take to create it commercially.