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Recycle waste 3D prints: Part 1 - Shredding and melting

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3D printing produces significant waste, which generally goes into landfill. I care about the environment and thought I can do better. The stage I'm at now needs plenty of refinement but I'm sure I will improve it greatly. I use a three stage shredding process, the end result being quite small flakes suitable for melting. Credit to Precious Plastics and Devon from Make Anything for inspiring this one! Hopefully by the next installment of this series I'll have the process more refined. At the moment the small shredder takes way too long because only a small amount can be fed at one time to avoid overloading the small motor. The plastic melting is also way too slow. Safety disclaimer: This process has a tick in every hazard box. It has electricity, heat, sharp bits and flying debris. If you attempt this at home, I accept no responsibility for your actions. Work smartly and safely at all times. Precious plastics website: https://preciousplastic.com/ Make Anything videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-HWr... & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42c8g... Fellowes 9C shredder: https://www.fellowes.com/au/en/Produc... Ozito silent shredder: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-240... Kmart Oven: https://www.kmart.com.au/product/45l-... Buy quality and affordable filament from X3D. Buy 3, get 1 free and a free sample pack with every order: www.x3d.com.au Gearbest affiliate link (help support the channel): https://www.gearbest.com/?lkid=13807527 Take a look around and if you like what you see, please subscribe. Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/teachingtech #3Dprinting #recycling #plasticshredder

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