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Tyler McNaney 0 comments


kickstarter filament extruder

Filabot began back in 2011 in the same way that a lot of small businesses get their start: with a Kickstarter campaign. Our campaign raised more than 323% of its funding goal—not too shabby for what began with a whiteboard and the simple idea for turning waste plastic into feedstock for 3D printers.   In its most basic sense, the...


Filabot Industrial Reclaimer

Trevor McNaney 0 comments


3D printing begets 3D waste, and for some, the volume is considerable. Our high volume solution for this is the Filabot 'Industrial Reclaimer', which is capable of granulating 3D waste at a clip of 170 lbs an hour. With far more processing power than an individual would need, this unit is geared toward the deployment in maker spaces and organizations that...


3D Hubs Launching FILABOT-Powered Recycling Centers

Nicholas Mendizabal 2 comments


In our view, closed-loop recycling in the 3D printing industry should be a core goal. This has us thoroughly excited to share that the team at 3D Hubs has announced the launch of three recycling centers for failed prints - with a center in the UK, one in the Netherlands, and one stateside in Boston! All three centers will be using a Filamaker shredder to grind up...