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There are a number of benefits that come with printing with ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) material. For instance, it generally comes with excellent abrasion and heat resistance, and in addition empowers a number of finishing processes that wouldn’t really work as well with other types of thermoplastic. But, there are in addition a few glaring issues when it comes to the utilization of ABS filaments, particularly in regard to the odor and high fume emissions, a characteristic that is potentially harmful towards our surrounding environment. But, the Los Angeles-based 3D printing filament producer 3D Printlife appears to have an enough solution in their ENVIRO Eco-Friendly ABS.
The ENVIRO ABS, that was released in late 2015, is specially formulated to be consumed by bacteria once it enters a landfill or commercial compost. On top of that, 3D Printlife in addition donates $1 of every spool of filament they sell to plant a tree. Now, the filament producer is partnering up with the Taiwanese company XYZprinting, owned by their parent company New Kinpo Group, and can showcase their ENVIRO ABS filament with the latest XYZprinting da Vinci 3D printing device products.
Now, with every purchased da Vinci 1.0 Pro and da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 purchased directly on the XYZprinting website, customers can obtain a complementary spool of ENVIRO filament. The 3-in-1 is their newer, additional all-encompassing da Vinci 1.0 Pro version, equipped with a laser engraver and a high-resolution scanner. Both 3D printing device versions are compatible with both PLA and ABS, and have a print volume of around 200 x 200 x 190 mm. XYZprinting has been one of the emerging global computer desktop 3D printing device manufacturers, and is an perfect suitor to assist 3D Printlife expand their environmentally friendly ABS filament throughout the 3D printing market.
“We are perfectly
thrilled to partner with XYZprinting,” said 3D Printlife Co-Founder Buzz Baldwin. “Both companies are incredibly optimistic of the long-term environmental benefits made by this collaboration. In extensive independent testing the da Vinci 1.0 Pro outperformed most printing devices that typically sell for much additional. This partnership serves the environment while yet providing the top high end 3D printing hardware and consumables.”
In order to ensure that the ABS filament was fully compatible with the da Vinci 3D printing devices, researchers of the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) thoroughly tested the ENVIRO ABS on a da Vinci 1.0 Pro, looking to optimize the print temperatures and settings for every of the 13 various filament colors. According to Martin Gallagher, the head of the Digital Scholarship Lab at FIT, 400 hours of testing proved that the filament was incredibly consistent and capable of high- high end prints, and in addition showed no signs of jamming and print failures.
On the other hand there is yet a lack of environmentally-conscious companies in the 3D printing device and filament markets, 3D Printlife is providing a much-needed product to an industry that is yet attempting to sort out its impact on the environment. At the end of the day, if 3D printing innovation can manage to become the go-to sustainable tool for both making and the environment, it can approximately pretty have a excellent impact on our lives and our planet. Discuss this additional in the 3D Filament & Printer Manufacturing Partnership forum over at 3DPB.com.
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