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In 3D Systems' announcement and Will.i.am's video there's quite alot emphazise on the environmental "green" benefits by using recycled plastic bottles as material for their 3D printer. Some even talk about 'Coca Cola 3D printing'
The Ekostyle Cube 3D printer looks somewhat similar to their Cube 3 device. Price setting is $1,199. For this price you'll also get software files containing pre-designed products you can make with the printer such as bracelet, robot, vase, shoe, phone case, guitar plectrum, rings.
But how good will these self-made items be? Todays desktop 3D printers don't seem to produce the nice looking products we desire. In fact it looks a bit cheap actually, when having in mind a 3D printer-made phone case. Well okay, that is my personal opinion.
Furthermore, applying recycled material in this plug and play consumer 3D printer or should we say 'Will i am 3D printing' ? isn't exactly a new approach. But at least, it has a positive angle by using used plastic bottles. But will that make the filament cartridges cheaper too?
Those Ekocycle cartridges as said contain 25% reclycled material, also called rPET filament, and you can choose the colors black, white, red and natural. Enabling you to print simultaneously in dual color
Further characteristics are: 3D printing in 70-micron high resolution, relatively fast speeds and up to 6 x 6 x 6 inch in size.
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