3D Hubs Launching FILABOT-Powered Recycling Centers
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 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 failed prints and a Filabot to extrude the waste into fresh filament. The filament will then be made available to the community for re-use, fully closing the loop on 3D printed waste.
To get the word out about the launch, 3D Hubs is asking that you use social media to post a pic of your most fantastic fail to #REMAKE3D before September 9th. The 3 Hubs with the most popular disaster pics will score a spool of 100% recycled filament from Refil.
These three centers are considered pilot programs, which ultimately points to more centers opening up later in the year and beyond, with an ever-increasing capacity to turn all of our failures into something a little more noble!
I am so happy that there is a place to send failed prints. I’ll box ours up soon!
Yes you can send in any failed prints, just make sure to keep the different grades sorted.
Our shipping address is:
305 South Main St
Barre, VT 05641
Can I mail you some PLA scraps for recycling?