I was wondering if people have good recommendations of projects/initiatives/communities related to taking waste material (plastic bottles, old prints that did not workout, etc) and using them as stock material for 3D printers?
I have seen a couple of things online, but it is hard to tell how much of a hassle they are to set up and if they really make for practical applications? (currently I am in a workplace with 6 filament printers that are used a lot for prototyping, so much material gets printed, tested and discarded )
@hikinghack I see from the Dinacon videos and talks that you guys have been working with this? Any pointers/tip?
@jpearce also had a paper a while back if I am not mistaken describing and extrusion system?
So far I have seen:
precious plastics Which I guess we could use some of the machinery to prepare the plastic for re-printing.
Filabot but they seem a bit costly and not open source
Recreator3D - for turning PET bottles into filament
Polyformer - also for turning PET bottles into filament
Thanks in advance for your comments!