Precious Plastic DIY Plastic Recycling Machinery

DIY 3D Printing

Dave Hakkens developed a great set of open sourced DIY machines for recycling plastic. here is the promotional video: You can learn something about many types of plastics, which are everywhere! There are several machines including a 3d printing filament extruder.

Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. For the engineering and design team at URB-E, it was a no brainier to utilize plastic components for the fenders and battery hub in order to ramp up its production.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. The main difference here, however, is that the Parley version features a soft Primeknit upper built with 95 percent ocean plastic.

Top Questions Answered: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Versatile Plastic , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Today, we’re sharing these questions and answers to help you better understand the properties and applications of Versatile Plastic. Versatile Plastic does not have a transparent or translucent color. Do you have any information about the UV stability of Versatile Plastic? Can Versatile Plastic be electroplated? .

How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Shapeways Blog

Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? Versatile Plastic is printed with an SLS process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you. Part Three: How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

The Solidworks Blog

Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

Top Questions Answered: Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Please upload a model through our model upload page , select Multi Jet Fusion Plastic and your desired color and finishing to see the price for your model; or reach out to our sales team and we would be happy to help! Part Two: Material Comparison: Nylon Plastics.

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Education 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printer filament recycled plastics 3d printing plastic waste australia bottles filament recycling GreenBatch PET plastic waste recycling plastic recycling program University of Western Australia34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

How to friction weld plastic with filament and Dremel

DIY 3D Printing

However it is also excellent demonstration of friction welding plastic with filament inserted into Dremel. Update 2: dremel filament how to PLA plastic welding video Electronhacks made this video to show production process of the 3d printed fan duct.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , part defects such as short shots, gate blush, and air traps can be discovered and fixed well before tooling. MySolidWorks SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Plastics ecourses injection molding mysolidwork

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. Take the guesswork out of designing plastic parts by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection-molding simulation software. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017.

ABS Plastic Explained

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The material is produced by polymerising acrylonitrile … Continue reading ABS Plastic Explained → The post ABS Plastic Explained appeared first on 3D Printing HUB. 3D Print Materials 3D Printing ABS Plastic abs plastic filament thermoplastics

SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

Later this month, more than 60,000 plastics industry professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida for NPE2015 , the world’s leading plastics tradeshow. Here’s a quick description of each session: Designing Plastic Parts: Learn how to streamline plastic part design and development.

3d printed rivets for friction welding plastic with Dremel tool

DIY 3D Printing

You can friction weld plastic together with a help of Dremel tool as described and shown here: [link] There are also 3d printable "rivets" that you can insert and do a sort of "blind" or Pop riveting. dremel plastic welding thingiverse

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

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3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed recycling 3d printed sports equipment 3D printed upcycling Fab Lab fff 3d printer fused granular fabrication Gigabot 3D printer Green Fab Lab industrial 3d printing Lulzbot TAZ 3D printerFab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

Nylon Plastics Material Guide: PA11, PA12, PA12GB in SLS and MJF

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers several different nylon plastic materials: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA12 known as Versatile Plastic , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA11 , Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 , and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 Glass Beads. Versatile Plastic).

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

How do leading companies improve the quality of their plastic parts? If your company designs or produces plastic parts or molds, please share your experience. We are conducting new research on the design of plastic parts and molds and common challenges manufacturers face.

Precious Plastic’s Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

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One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3d print recycled plastic 3d printer filament from recycled plastic abs plastic recycling eco-friendly plastic recycling machine Precious Plastic recycle plastic to filament Recycled 3D printing filament recycled filament recycling sustainability

From DIY 3d printing history 4 - Mattel's Electric vacuum plastic toy maker

DIY 3D Printing

While this is not exactly a 3d printer but a sort of plastic vacuum molding machine it shows that there is a long history of using heated plastic to reproduce 3d objects for everyday usage. 3d printed toys children history plastic mold toy

Best Practices When Designing Plastic Parts

Modern Tech

There are several methods for creating plastic parts – at both the prototyping and production level as well as some best design practices for better parts result. 3D printing is currently leading the pack on the prototyping side of things.

TriDInnov 3D Prints Electronic Components on Plastic Surfaces

DIY 3D Printing

Looks like TriDInnov from France has a working technology that prints conductive electronics on plastic surfaces.

Plastic 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS

Sculpteo

The post Plastic 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing technologies 3D printing technologies HP black plastic HP multi jet fusion Multi Jet Fusion PA12 plastic SLS SLS plastic

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

RepRap Universal Plastic Pellet Extruder project

DIY 3D Printing

Here is a new extruder developed by Richard Horne that can print directly from pellets. It is much cheaper to print from pellets then to buy filament. One could also grind disposed or failed prints and recycle them directly.

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Video: Get Plastic Parts Right the First Time

The Solidworks Blog

Ensuring strength, rigidity, and easy assembly of your plastic parts can be a challenge. This short video will show you how to design your plastic parts right the first time and ensure: Optimal plastics material selection based on your requirements.

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing plastic waste Canada cannabis e-nable Kindness3D non-profit NSLC potLast year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his. View the entire article via our website.

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?

3D Printing Hub

Although recent times have seen a massive shift in the attitude of people towards plastic waste, it’s quite apparent that there is still much work to be done. A huge portion of the world’s plastic waste, and the ones that we encounter daily, are plastic bags. From our groceries to dry cleaning bags and the plastic envelopes used for air mail, plastic bags are disposed of practically everywhere. What’s the best way to recycle these plastic bags?

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding. Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

30 on 3D: Fastener Options For 3D Printed Plastics

Purple Platypus

In this edition of 30 on 3D, our Senior R&D Engineer, Cameron Williams, explains different fastener options for 3D printed plastics. There are screws specifically designed to go into brittle type or layered type plastic.

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

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Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Editorials / Opinions 3D printing plastics abs conductive filament flexible plastic Gambody glow in the dark filament humor metal filament Nylon PET pla polyamide polycarbonate filament PVA superheroes wood filament

All About Polypropylene Plastic

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Polypropylene is regarded as the “steel” of plastics because it can be modified and customized in multiple ways to suit a wide variety of applications. It is, in fact, the second-most widely produced commodity plastic.

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic. Testing bracelets printed in HP Nylon Plastic. We can’t wait to see what you make with HP Nylon Plastic!

All About Acrylic Plastic

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Plasticizers are used as additives to improve impact resistance, lower glass transition temperature, or enhance processing properties. Electrical : Plastic optical fiber used for short-range communication is made from PMMA or Acrylic plastic. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics. Acrylic is not the strongest plastic and is actually quite brittle. The post All About Acrylic Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

Keene Village Plastics Acquires MakeShaper

Fabbaloo

Keene Village Plastics has scooped up MakeShaper. 3D print filament manufacturer Keene Village. Read the whole entry. » » corporate

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material

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The post Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News grey material plasticColored 3D prints are the coolest, but they’re of […].

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

When designing injection molded plastic parts, here are some simple rules to follow that will help to ensure higher-quality parts that are easier to manufacture: Maintain Uniform Wall Thickness.