Repair3D – Recycling and Repurposing of Plastic Waste for Advanced 3D Printing Applications

an H2020 project. Introduction of the Repair3D project. The project aims at the development of innovative reclamation and repurposing routes for end-of-life plastic and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. This will be achieved by employing advanced nanotechnology solutions, Additive Manufacturing (AM) and recycled resources, for the production of high added value 3D printed products with advanced functionalities.

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3D printing and circularity

jeannette levels

3D printing is gaining more and more practical applications within the manufacturing industry. Is this a ecological beneficial development? Some impact assessments illustrate up to 47% better performance. What can we learn from these assessments? What are the conditions to guarantee the performance over the whole lifecycle? How can we incorporate 3D printing in a circular strategy and business model?

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Bluesint PA12 – Creating a Path towards Eliminating Waste in 3D Printing

materialise

In this talk dr. Tom Craeghs, Research Manager at Materialise, will illustrate the company’s drive to empower the choice for sustainability with the development of BlueSint PA12. This material innovation makes it possible to 3D print with up to 100% re-used powder, creating a path towards eliminating waste in 3D Printing. Tom will illustrate how a multi-disciplinary team of process, software and LCA experts came together to address the question: what can we do to make AM more sustainable?

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