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The recycling of E-Waste ABS plastics by melt extrusion and 3 D printing using solar powered devices as a transformative tool for humanitarian aid

  title={The recycling of E-Waste ABS plastics by melt extrusion and 3 D printing using solar powered devices as a transformative tool for humanitarian aid},
  author={M. Mohammed and Daniel Wilson and Eli Gomez-Kervin and C. Vidler and Lucas Rosson and Johannes Long},
This study demonstrates the EcoPrinting principal, which makes use of renewable energy to realise a low carbon footprint means of recycling waste plastics into feedstock for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. We present our work to date to encapsulate this principal in a singular device, which comprises a nanogrid solar/battery storage unit, a custom made filament extrusion device and modified FFF 3D printer system. We demonstrate that our system is capable of reforming ABS plastics… Expand

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