3D Printing With Recycled Parts

January 20, 2017

3D Printing With Recycled Parts

An e-waste center in Australia is training its workers to use recycled tech parts to build 3D printers. The workers gather important parts like motors, boards, and rods from old copiers and printers. They then try to gather other parts like extruders, controllers, and more through second-hand means. Additional components are designed and 3d printed using an already constructed 3d printer. The main idea is to recycle large amounts of e-waste and create something functional. 

3Ders's writer Tess further explores this story in her article - Australian e-waste Center Training Workers to Build 3D Printers from Old Copiers.

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