3D printing is one of the fastest growing industries in today’s economy with no signs of stopping. Analysts predict that the market size of 3D printing will hit $17 billion by 2020! It’s no surprise that the 3D printing space is rapidly growing because of its involvement in industries such as aerospace, industrial, healthcare, automotive, and many more.
With the rise of the 3D printing market so does the rise of waste generated by 3d printing grows. Examples of waste generated by a 3D printer are failed prints, print supports, and rafts. Now on a small scale a few wasted grams of filament doesn’t seem so bad, but what if you have a “MakerLab” that generates a lot more then a few grams.
Well that’s exactly what the good people from the Maker Labs at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana want to prevent so they purchased a Filabot original, Spooler, and Filameasure from SolveLight Robotics in order to utilize the waste generated by their 3D printers. Recycling 3D printer plastic is the first step in reducing your filament expense and achieving sustainable 3D printing.
The rise of 3D printing has brought upon us many inventions and innovations in myriads of industries, but with all these achievements we should not forget to focus on what is truly important: reducing our carbon footprint. If you have any experiences, comments, or questions SolveLight Robotics wants to hear them on our blog and Facebook wall. Thank you all for reading!