Recycled Metals For 3d Printing?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by mdavisstudios, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. mdavisstudios
    mdavisstudios Member
    Has Shapeways looked into options for recycled metals for use in their 3d printing pipelines? I know many jewelry-producers (both individuals larger companies) are able to boast about using recycled materials in their work.

    Having at least, say, a recycled silver option would be a great start, and help attract both designers and customers who are otherwise concerned about the sustainability or source of the production materials.

    A recycled metal option would also be a valuable differentiator and help Shapeways keep ahead of their competition.

    Any other designers interested in this option?
  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Most metals in use are already recycled whereever possible - all you would achieve is paying some certification services for the paperwork of guaranteeing 100% recyclate rather than a varying mixture of recycled scrap and newly processed ore.
  3. AC3d
    AC3d Member
    I also had this question, thanks mdavisstudios - ARE any of shapeways' metals, particularly the silver, from recycled sources? Certification not necessary...