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Closed Loop Innovation in Fused Filament Fabrication (CLIFFF) aims to recycle Filament

Additive Manufacturing has the potential to be a sustainable technology, through its ability to produce on-site and to create energy-efficient products like light-weight structures. However, the most used material are different kinds of plastics which contribute to plastic waste.

A UK based initiative called Closed Loop Innovation in Fused Filament Fabrication (CLIFFF) now aims to change that. The collaboration between GoPrint3D, In-Cycle and HSSMI focuses on reprocessing prints to recycle them into new 3D printing filament. A fully circular business model should so bring positive economically and environmentally effects.

For these reasons, the team is surveying 3D printing users.