EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printer Prints in Recycled Plastic Bottles
At CES on last January, will, the former lead singer of Black-Eyed Peas. i. Am, now chief creative officer of 3D systems, a 3D printing company, laughs at a printer that can make objects from recycled plastic. Today, 3D systems officially announced the ekcycle Cube, a consumer 3D printer that uses filaments made up of recycled plastic bottles in part. It will be sold for $1,199 in the second half of 2014. However, this does not mean that users can recycle their plastic bottles directly into filaments. Instead, consumers have to buy fiber from the 3d system, which is partly made up of recycled bottles. 3d systems has not yet set a price for this filament. MORE: The print resolution of the best 3D Printer 2014 ekcycle Cube is 70 microns, which is the finer end of the average for the nearest consumer 3D printer. It can print objects with a volume of up to 6 inch cubic meters, and there are two extruder for multiplecolor printing. The Cube also has Wi- Fi and Bluetooth connection. Buyers will receive printing designs selected by will for 25 special creations in fashion, music and technology. i. am. Special filaments are made from recycled 20-25% PET plastic bottle oz. Alyssa Reichental, a spokeswoman for the 3d system, told us that it is difficult to get high Quality materials in fully recycled materials. The filaments are red, black, white, and there is something called \"natural\" that they have not yet been shown. 3d systems describes this selection as a \"color scheme for limited planning \". This fine silk is very durable and flexible, Reichental told Tom\'s Guide. The printer is the latest product in the ekcycle brand, which is a range of consumer goods made from recycled materials made by will. i. Me and coca. Cola Company. The design of Ekcycle Cube is based on 3d systems\'s own Cube series, especially the $999 Cube 3, which will start shipping later this month. The main difference is that the ekcycle cube will only be printed in the fine silk recovered in the special part. \"3d system and will. i. I am very interested in the idea of 3D printer, all you can do is ekcycle. . . It\'s a way of life, \"Reichental told us. She added that 3d systems currently has no plans to make a printer that can use both recycled and standard filaments, although she left that possibility in the future. Email jscharr @ tomsguide. Comor follows her @ JillScharrandGoogle. Follow our @ TomsGuide, onfacebook and onGoogle. Copyright 2014 Toms Guides, a technology media network company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or re-distributed.