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Sustainable 3D Printing

Sustainable 3D Printing

3D Printing throughout North Wales

We are creating a Sustainable 3D Printing & Plastic Recycling Centre and setting up a Mobile 3D Printing Studio.

Our goal is to provide educational sustainable 3D printing workshops throughout North Wales, and to provide a 3D printing centre for the benefit of the community and businesses. Our workshops are ideal for all ages and abilities, learn to design and print your very own 3D model.

Inspire Young Makers, a Mobile 3D Printing Studio

We want to inspire a new generation of young makers to become active leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). We want to create a Mobile 3D Printing Studio, letting us educate and provide services throughout North Wales.

Using a range of free software, materials and plans, owning and operating your very own 3D Printer can be not only affordable, but good for helping to clean up local communities and the environment, we can teach you how to set-up your own plastic recycling workshop.

3D Printing

Explore and develop an interest in 3D Printing.

Our 3D Printing Workshops are ideal for all ages and abilities, great for encouraging team work.

Learn how to use simple design software to create and print your very own 3D model which you can take away.

Register below to come and spend time in our 3D Printing Centre in Rhyl and to find out about our mobile 3D printing workshops.

Anet A8 3D Printer

Join us for the complete 3D Printing Experience. Our Courses and Workshops will teach you everything you need to get up and running.

We provide workshops to build your very own 3D Printer to take away, teach you how to use it and print off your very own 3D models.

Our workshops are perfect for your first steps into 3D printing in a fun and affordable way. Register below to get notified first for availability.

Recycle

We want to produce our own 3D Printing Filament and print with ECO friendly biodegradable materials.

Our Workshops will help students understand the importance of recycling plastics and encourage them to recycle.

We will regularly collect discarded plastics, and will set-up a reward programme to encourage everyone to help collect and recycle plastics.

Our Plan for the Sustainable 3D Printing Project

Check out below on we plan to roll out our sustainable 3D printing project – we have some fun ideas for the future! We are nearing initial completion of Phase 1 and moving onto Phase 2, to create a Precious Plastic Workspace – preciousplastic.com. Our centre will give access to Schools, Communities and Businesses, we want to create a ‘Hackspace’ for people to come and meet, learn, socialise, and collaborate on projects.

We are working towards adding more 3D printing, laptops & recycling equipment to our centre – can you help? We are looking for equipment, funding and volunteers Call Moira on 01745 33 44 82 or register below to contact us.

Sustainble 3D Printing Phase1-4

Some Practical Uses for 3D Printing

3D Printed CogYou can create almost everything from smartphone cases to paper towel holders, prototypes for your business, reduce household expenses while adding personal customised touches to your home. You can print practically any household objects including storage containers, shower curtain rings, a new shower head and safety razors.

Creating 3D objects on demand requires no additional machines or special tools, create as many items as you desire with minimal effort. Making things rather than buying them reduces transportation and fuel, a 3D Printer can pay for itself by printing things you would ordinarily buy.

Attend our complete 3D printing experience workshop, where you will build a 3D Printer to take home with you, and we will teach you how to print your own 3D components to make it even better!

Bonsai Planter
Bonsai Planter
Headphone Holder
Headphone Holder
Cable Holders
Cable Holders
Vortex Shower Head
Vortex Shower Head

3D Printing is Great for Education

Using 3D printers can add a new dimension to learning that really engages, making education fun and interesting, we want to inspire a new generation of young makers. Our 3D Workshops are fun, creative, and give our students the skills to prepare for the future, expect to see the UK Space Agency 3D Printing parts for space stations and Doctors printing limbs for surgery.

Why not 3D Print some educational materials for School, such as topographic maps, atoms, planets, puzzles or tools, creating 3D objects is not only fun, it’s educational.

Brainstorm
Design Your 3D Print
3D Print

The aerospace 3D printing market is projected to reach £2319.11 million by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 27.42% during the forecast period, 2017 to 2022. – Research and Markets

Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable objects, check out the Thingiverse Education website below where you can download free 3D models to print.

Some Facts & Information about our Sustainable 3D Printing

Why Sustainable 3D Printing?

Plastic Waste
It’s estimated that only a third of our plastic are being recycled in the UK.
While we are ambassadors of innovation and technology, we want to provide it in a way that’s good for our planet. We are always looking for ways to become more sustainable, encourage plastic recycling, reduce waste and be better to our environment.

We have built a plastic extrusion machine to produce our own 3D printing filament from collected recyclable materials, not only is discarded plastic a free resource for everyone, it’s great for helping clean-up local communities and the environment! The best bit is – anyone can make their own plastic workshop, all the plans we use are freely available.

Our 3D Printers use recycled or biodegradable materials, such as PLA print filament, PLA products biodegrade within 3-6 months in a composting system. PLA is produced from food material, which means it’s also friendly to the environment.

Why Create 3D Printing Services?

It ties in really well with who we are and our focus in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM), giving the skills to prepare a new generation for the future. 3D printing can be used for all sorts of things, such as in Aerospace, Art, Designing a Prototype, Engineering, Hobbies, Home, Product Design, Primary, Secondary Education and so much more.

3D Printing Workshops & Recycling

If you would like to attend one of our 3D Printing courses, sessions or workshops, register below to receive e-mails when we release new information. Follow us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC and join us in our 3D Printing Facebook Group – facebook.com/groups/G2G3DPrinting.

Sustainable 3D Printing

 

Working in Partnership

Thank you to our partners that are instrumental in the development and operation to help us create a Sustainable 3D Printing Centre and to set-up a 3D Printing Centre to help and support local communities, schools and businesses.

Gwynt y Môr

Gwynt y MôrFunding towards the development of our exciting innovative technology Sustainable 3D Printing project

GREGGS

GREGGS FoundationGREGGS Foundation helping fund the development of the 3D Printing & Plastic Recycling Centre.

Innogy Renewable

Innogy Renewable UK Ltd – North Hoyle / Rhyl Flats Grant SchemeInnogy Renewable UK Ltd – North Hoyle / Rhyl Flats Grant Scheme supporting plastic recycling.

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