3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question

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Eldredge
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Eldredge   4/22/2014 9:26:58 PM
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@prabhakar - that's a good point. If #d printing can use recycled material, that should gain some favor.

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Re: Looks like a chicken rotisserie
Eldredge   4/22/2014 9:23:04 PM
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@tirlapur - 3D printing of food products has already been done. I've seen it on several episodes of Star Trek.  :)

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/22/2014 7:45:54 PM
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@Prabhakar, this sounds like a  promising approach.. . Reuse is always a great option. Do you remember which printer maker it was?

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/22/2014 7:44:43 PM
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@Rich, it's not an easy calculation for sure. The other gating factor is that it has to be done every single time... and that can be exhausting. There's no single right answer that can be arrived at and used on an ongoing basis.

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Rich Krajewski   4/22/2014 12:10:51 PM
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"I think nothing can be greener than this"

Nothing greener than plastic? With all the fumes given off when the stuff is melted?

See? See what happens when you wear Google glasses for too long?

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Rich Krajewski   4/22/2014 12:08:07 PM
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"Every company, before launching a new product has to do an Environmental Impact Assessment of their product and forward it to the Environmental Agency concerned."

Where'd you hear that?

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Rich Krajewski   4/22/2014 12:07:10 PM
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"Environmental Impacts have to be dealt with, and without a proper group of educated people culturing with various products and their environmental impacts, such deductions cannot be made easily."

You mean like yogurt culturing?

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Re: Looks like a chicken rotisserie
Rich Krajewski   4/22/2014 12:05:51 PM
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"@Rich: 3D printing is amazing. You never know future food products may be 3D printed, and costs of production may go down."

Oh, yeah, 3D printing of rotisserie chicken. Weren't you a consultant once to the Discovery Channel?

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/22/2014 7:24:33 AM
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What if the consummables used in the 3D printer is the plastic waste itself?

 

At one of the local trade shows here in India , I saw a company  whcih prepares the plastic conummable wire required for 3D printing from the plastic waste.

 

They showed the demo where the plastic waste was being converted to the suitable wire to be used in 3D printing.

 

I think nothing can be greener than this

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tirlapur   4/22/2014 5:22:34 AM
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@Rich: 3D printing is amazing. You never know future food products may be 3D printed, and costs of production may go down.

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