3D printing technology development needs high quality, consistency, and reliability supplies
The use of virgin plastic from petroleum, natural resources consumed unnecessarily
We help nature conservation, eliminating plastic bottles of urban waste, manufacturing high quality filament
We want people with difficulty finding employment
to work with us
Recycling plastic bottles we employ people with special employment difficulties
We perform a selective collection, removing from cities a large quantities of plastic “waste”
We turn plastic waste into new plastic flakes, prepared to be able to use again in various different applications
We fabricate filaments
We produce high-quality filament for 3D printers, in a wide range of colors and innovative textures thanks to I&D processes
We want to turn 3D printing technology into an instrument for social change and protection for the environment creating goods while also recycling urban plastic waste.
Printing in 3D (3DP) is a technology that has grown exponentially so much in just a few short years that its use will soon pass from being somewhat rare to very common within the professional sector and also within the home. It has been compared to the revolution of the PC or laser jet color printers that is referred to as the revolution of the 21st century.
The market for 3D printing is in a stage of permanent growth. The proof is the diversity of those that are investing in the formation, fabrication, and sales of printers and goods. There continue to be new products and new sectors that are emerging because of this technology and all of its possibilities.
The goods that a 3D printer produces are basically thermoplastic. Even though the current market is based in ABS and PLA, it is in a state of development in order to obtain similar materials to woods, metal, ceramic, etc. which is why I&D has been essential since the beginning of this project.
However, professionals and other users of 3D printers are requiring more and more goods of quality. And this is our objective, to occupy a place in the market creating goods of high quality through the use of recycled plastic.
By 2020, it is forecasted that the consumption of filament for the 3D printing sector will reach 120 million kilos, with the environmental impact that this represents. For this reason, we do not use raw plastic that consumes natural resources. And this precisely constitutes the environmental component of the project.
The fabrication process of filament contains recycled inputs from plastic bottles selectively and carefully collected in places and events with higher consumption of disposables.
Selective because it is about unfolding a network of receptacles to collect water or soda bottles without mixing with other waste in strategic places or events of high consumption of plastic bottles
Intelligent because the receptacles as well as other collection vehicles will be equipped electronically to connect through 3G cell phone service to an application that optimizes the collection process.
The network of intelligent receptacles and its collection process is a part of the technology of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially Smart Cities projects.
The collection process of plastic disposables along with the use of the technology, requires staff that does not need qualifications that will empty the collection containers and deposit them into vehicles. Once in the warehouse, they will complete the selection, cleaning, and grinding processes with the corresponding machines.
This work is completed by those who have difficulty finding work that will receive at the same time experience in order to join the work force. Once the specified time period has passed, they will have an advantage in order to enter the labor market.