The Ekocycle Cube Uses Plastic Filaments to Print Things in 3D

By: Megan Facciuolo - Published: Jun 20, 2014 • References: cubify & uncrate
With 3D-printing on the rise, Cubify decided to create a more economical approach to the new technology with the Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer. In a world where can now physically print almost any object imaginable, the printers raise the question: where do we get all of the filaments and resources for printing materials?

The Ekocycle Cube uses post-consumer PLA, which is found in plastic cups and bottles, as a renewable resource to print with. You can create things like jewelry and phone cases in the comfort of your home out of everyday items that people just toss away. You can also design the object you want to print in the palm of you hand via the printer's coinciding smartphone app. Stats for Plastic-Repurposing Printers Trending: Older & Buzzing
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