The development of a new filament for 3D printing marks a milestone in the Interreg North West Europe funded TRANSFORM-CE project. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University have developed new filaments from recycled, post-consumer and traditionally hard to recycle single-use plastics. To create the filaments, the researchers used unique formulas and additives that improve both the printability of the filament and the quality of the finished print. The filament will be tested by small and medium sized enterprises in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They can then see first-hand how the new 3D printing filaments perform in practice and whether the new technology benefits their business. If you are interested in free spool sample? Visit: https://forms.office.com/r/paSkE9Edm5
While there are other recycled 3D printing filaments on the market, TRANSFORM-CE will take the process to the next level. It will develop better quality 3D printing filaments at a larger scale and create a wider uptake than before. This is the first time that recycled post-consumer plastic waste is incorporated in 3D printed goods. As a result, thousands of tonnes of waste – which would otherwise have ended up in landfill – will now be turned into new, higher value products. A win-win.