100% Recycled ABS and HIPS 3D Printing Filament Launched Under the Brand Fila-Cycle

15th December 2014

ObjectForm the Sheffield based 3d printing specialist has launched its own range of recycled filament and pellets Fila-Cycle.

The initial Fila-Cycle range of 4 products is the first range of recycled filament for 3d printers widely available globally. The range consists of pellets for use in filament extruders and filament for direct use in FDM 3d printers. These are available in Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). ABS is ideal for creating objects that that need to withstand higher temperatures; it also can also be post-processed with acetone to provide a glossy finish, whereas HIPS is as easy to print with and is much less likely to warp, HIPS uses Limonene in post-processing to provide a good clean finish. The recycled plastics compete in design aesthetics to their virgin counterparts but offer a new life to redundant plastic objects. These plastics which have been developed in conjunction with leading recyclers have been rigorously tested by ObjectForm to ensure their suitability for rapid prototyping 3d printing. The Fila-Cycle range is available on ObjectForm's new website www.fila-cycle.co.uk  and through selected resellers. The courses run by ObjectForm with its training partner QA http://www.qa.com/training-courses/business-applications-training/3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing/ will also feature the use of these exciting new materials. -When we first investigated materials it was clear that finding an environmentally friendly source that was inexpensive, yet produced good results, was key to help champion 3D printing and all it could achieve. The Fila-Cycle brand is our way of trying to close the loop (closed loop economy), being environmentally conscious and at the same time bring an inexpensive yet innovative product to the market Said, Scott Knowles, Director of ObjectForm. For all enquiries: Please contact ObjectForm on: info@objectform.co.uk

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