The Green 3d Print

The green 3D print.

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Open Source Completely 3-D Printable Centrifuge

According to Dr. Joshua Pearce, Professor at Michigan Technological University, “The Professor 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.¨

Joshua Pearce

Joshua M. Pearce

Beyond Plastic: New Technology Promises Greener 3-D Printing