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3D System's Ekocycle Cube 3D Prints Objects From Recycled Plastic

by , 06/20/14
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What if you could turn old plastic bottles into fresh new designs with the press of a button? 3D Systems’ new Ekocycle Cube uses post-consumer plastic to 3D print a variety of designs. The eco-friendly campaign is supported by Coca-Cola and will.i.am, who have been collaborating with the company on the Ekocycle sustainability initiative since 2011.

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Ekocycle is based on one of 3D Systems’ previous products, the Cube 3. The new device has similar touchscreen controls, but the Ekocycle has a more attractive appearance and can only print filament that is partially comprised of recycled plastic. Each of the cartridges contains about 25 percent of post-consumer PET plastic bottles and provides about three plastic water bottles worth of 3D printing material. The device comes with designs for rings, guitar picks and phone cases.

Related: 3D Systems Unveils $500 iSense 3D Scanner for iPad

Ekocycle can print objects up to 6 inches in size and with a 70-micron resolution. Those who buy the device can also get filament in black, red, white and natural colors. It is expected to cost around $1,200 and will launch later this year.

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Via Engadget

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  1. FernandoMDB June 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Matéria enganosa. A ideia de que as pessoas poderão transformar em suas casas as garrafas PET em outros objetos, não passa de uma mentira, um truque barato. Essa impressora da coca-cola vende 75 de compostos que não são reciclados e usa o conceito reciclar como truque barato de empresa sustentável. Lamentável a matéria.

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