Raise3D, a leading manufacturer of FDM / FFF class 3D printers, has announced its “Go Green” initiative, which is a commitment to knowledge and best practices to minimize its ecological footprint. 3D printing has played a key role in creating sustainable practices and contributing to the circular economy. From sustainable materials like PLA to the very nature of additive manufacturing, with its inherent waste reduction, this technology has shown that environmental awareness and wealth creation can go hand in hand.

Raise3D believes that the best approach is to be green by nature. As a designer and manufacturer of additive manufacturing equipment, this translates to designing products that can withstand hard work with full operational efficiency for many years. With this in mind, the company strives to implement software and hardware upgrades, providing added value to all existing customers through the extended lifespan of Raise3D products.

Thanks to the Go Green initiative, Raise3D will apply a comprehensive approach to the subject of “green manufacturing”. It will show the public what they are already doing, what they are planning to do and receive all comments from our customers and the public. The first important activity that the company implements is the gradual replacement of plastic reels with cardboard ones.

Initially, the new spool will be used by 6 Premium filaments: PLA, ABS, ASA, PETG, PC and TPU-95A. The spool uses an adhesive that withstands even high filament drying temperatures and has been designed so that the quality and reliability of the printing process remains unchanged. Additionally, the spools are now more practical with a scale printed on the outside that shows how much filament is left.

Like the spools, the corresponding boxes are also made of recycled cardboard and are easy to dispose of and recycle. Customers can expect new spools to ship with their Premium filament from November 2022 depending on their location.

Diogo Quental, who coordinates the Raise3D Go Green initiative, said: “The vision we all have is to turn ocean plastic pollution into a filament that we can use in 3D printing, contributing to a circular economy. While there are still many challenges to be achieved, the innovative process sometimes takes us by surprise with significant steps forward, so we hope that the dream will one day become a reality, even if it may take a decade or two. In the meantime, it is our responsibility to implement all possible measures and we are committed to doing so.

Source: Raise3D press materials
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