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A low carbon footprint approach to the reconstitution of plastics into 3D-printer filament for enhanced waste reduction

Mohammed, Mazher, Mohan, Meera, Das, Anirudra, Johnson, Mitchell D, Badwal, Parminder Singh, McLean, Doug and Gibson, Ian 2017, A low carbon footprint approach to the reconstitution of plastics into 3D-printer filament for enhanced waste reduction, in DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Knowledge E, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, pp. 234-241, doi: 10.18502/keg.v2i2.621.

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Title A low carbon footprint approach to the reconstitution of plastics into 3D-printer filament for enhanced waste reduction
Author(s) Mohammed, MazherORCID iD for Mohammed, Mazher orcid.org/0000-0003-2177-9845
Mohan, Meera
Das, Anirudra
Johnson, Mitchell D
Badwal, Parminder Singh
McLean, Doug
Gibson, IanORCID iD for Gibson, Ian orcid.org/0000-0002-4149-9122
Conference name Design and Technology. International Conference (2016 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 2016/12/05 - 2016/12/08
Title of proceedings DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology
Editor(s) Collins, P.ORCID iD for Collins, P. orcid.org/0000-0003-3308-8689
Gibson, I.ORCID iD for Gibson, I. orcid.org/0000-0002-4149-9122
Publication date 2017
Start page 234
End page 241
Total pages 8
Publisher Knowledge E
Place of publication Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Keyword(s) recycling
plastic
filament
3D printer
waste reduction
Summary In this study we aim to investigate recycling of waste plastics products into filaments for use in a typical FDM 3D printing system. We investigate the parameters relating to control of the filament thickness to a variety of different plastic types, which include HDPE and ABS. Following filament generation, parameters were investigated to optimise the print parameters to produce a variety of demonstration models, which test the print resolution. Results suggest that the proposed supply chain can allow for highly repeatable ABS and HDPE filament generation with a diameter of 1.74 ± 0.1mm and 1.65 ± 0.1mm respectively. Ultimately, the production of usable filaments can provide a viable means of consuming waste plastics and reducing the burden of increased landfill.
ISSN 2518-6841
Language eng
DOI 10.18502/keg.v2i2.621
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2017, Mazher Iqbal Mohammed et al.
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091546

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