Using PET 3D Printer Filament - Cheaply


PET, or Polyethylene Terephthalate is one of the many types of plastics invented in the 20th century. In recent years it’s been repurposed for personal 3D printing by providing the plastic in filament form. Many people rave about the properties of PET, but it’s often too expensive.

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But, it’s not actually possible to buy a 3D printer in Gaza — and don’t even think about affording about the fancy plastic it would use. So, as AZO Materials reported , the doctors commissioned a hand-assembled 3D printer from a telecommunications graduate student, who then created plastic filament by combining different types of plastic beads.