3DDomFuel has created a new and original filament, is this occasion recycling garbage.
With this new filament increase the number of manufacturer's products claiming to be sustainable and improve the state of the planet, reusing waste from other sectors of industry.
LandFillament, the filament to print with garbage
It is this occasion they have called their new filament LandFillament and, as on previous occasions, the filament in question is manufactured in their factories in North Dakota or Ireland. Depending on the market to which they have to serve the product.
Material which is used as a base product with which to later manufacture the filament originates from performing a complex chemical process with solid waste that is collected in the municipalities. By means of a Pyrolysis all organic materials are decomposed and a kind of chapapote of intense black color is obtained. This product is shaped into a filament and wound into spools.
One of the disadvantages of this new product is that due to the process with which it is obtained, the material contains a small amount of CO2 released to the environment at the time of printing. However, the amount of greenhouse gases that are issued in print is laughable if we compare it with some of the actions that we commonly carry out in our day to day life. How to get to work using any means that uses a combustion engine. Each reel barely contains 90gr of CO2.
Companies that indications for use of this filament are simple and similar to PLA filaments. Print to a temperature between 180º and 210º degrees Celsius. And optionally if we use warm bed (since it is not necessary) to configure it to a 45ºC temperature
The manufacturer markets the material in 500 gram spoolsThey are supplied vacuum sealed to guarantee the correct condition of the product from the factory to the moment it reaches the end user.
Like most filaments, it is easy to absorb moisture.
Surely this new filament will have a approximate cost of € 45. However, it is unknown which distributor will dare to market this filament in Spain.