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Recycling [message #9358] Thu, 28 January 2010 22:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar jeff  is currently offline jeff
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are shapeways materials post consumer recyclable?

WSF is vinyl based- that'd be a #3 recycle
i'm not sure about the acrylic and ABS based materials

reason i ask is i was thinking I might add the recycling symbol and number to some of my products so if they reach the end of their life they don't end up in a landfill.


recycle number meanings

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Re: Recycling [message #9362 is a reply to message #9358 ] Thu, 28 January 2010 23:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you look on the materials page and click on each one, there is a "Properties Panel" which lists "recyclable?". All the materials I have looked at say "no" there.
Re: Recycling [message #9366 is a reply to message #9358 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 00:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Both the RepRap and MakerBot projects are using PLA plastic made from corn and recyclable.

http://blog.makerbot.com/2010/01/09/bio-friendly-plastic-for -your-makerbot-polylactic-acid/

I don't think the machines Shapeways uses can use that plastic unless the printer manufacturer offers it (without voiding the warranty). I have not seen anything about a recyclable material on the Stratasys website yet.

Statasys' recent deal with Hewlett Packard means this issue is about to be front-and-center. Hopefully they realize that if they they were to ignore recycling options, their whole idea would get shot down by consumers, myself included.


Aaron - 40westdesigns.com/blog
Re: Recycling [message #9369 is a reply to message #9358 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 02:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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jeff wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 22:25


WSF is vinyl based- that'd be a #3 recycle


WSF is Nylon bud.
Re: Recycling [message #9370 is a reply to message #9369 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 03:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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both helpful answers, thanks!


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Re: Recycling [message #9371 is a reply to message #9369 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 03:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yea i knew that and meant that but hands typed vinyl, both use 'y' as vowels tho


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Re: Recycling [message #9375 is a reply to message #9371 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 06:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haha I get it wrong as well, and I run these machines! (not for shapeways)

Vinyl dye is good for colouring Nylon parts Razz

Re: Recycling [message #12456 is a reply to message #9358 ] Tue, 04 May 2010 11:30 UTC Go to previous message
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The glass material is post consumer recyclable!
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/milky_white_matte_glass

So that is a step in the right direction.

Joris



 
   
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