A common criticism of 3D printing is this: how much more plastic junk do we need in this world?
Filabot, a Kickstarted device that turns household and printed plastic into printable filament, might have the answer.
The brainchild of Tyler McNaney, a 20-year-old sophomore mechanical engineering student at Vermont Technical College, the Filabot takes common plastic, including plastic from 3D printed objects, and grinds, melts, and re-extrudes it back into printable feedstock.
McNaney developed the Filabot with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised just over $32,000 when it ended in January of last year. He then … Read more