Fishy Filaments

by Ian Falconer in Helston, England, United Kingdom

Fishy Filaments
We did it
On 29th March 2017 we successfully raised £5,078 with 53 supporters in 56 days

Fishy Filaments takes used fishing nets and recycles the plastics contained in them to produce high value filament for use in 3D printing.

by Ian Falconer in Helston, England, United Kingdom

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Ian Falconer 28th March 2017

Thanks for the support Katja, I'll be looking for some testers when I can produce enough filament to justify their (your?) time. As a 3D printer yourself you'll understand that every new filament needs a bit of 'play' time to explore its nuance and to perfect settings on a specific machine. That play time needs more filament than I can curently spare without the new extruder that was planned had the crowdfunding been successful. So it'll be a while before I can supply any external testers, which is a crying shame but unavoidable. Keep in touch though because we will need a diverse set of testers (different machines, different design focus, different aims) when we do produce high quality material quickly enough. Fishy Filaments

Katja Hönow 28th March 2017

So I'm keeping fingers crossed! It would be awesome if I could receive a bit of sample material to give it a try. ????

Ian Falconer 7th February 2017

Thanks Bikecat, Best thing is it frees other people to be even more creative than we are. We've already spoken with companies and people who have some smashing ideas on how to use the recycled filament. Fishy Filaments


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A heartfelt thankyou ! Thank you for believing that plastics should be used more than once and that the little guy can make a difference. Donors will be recognised on the Fishy Filaments website unless you decide to be anonymous.

£15 or more

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£15 Reward

A Fishy Fob Thankyou for believing in the mission that Fishy Filaments is on. This 3D printed fishy keyfob will help remind you of us.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

A Boney Mirror Mascot Thank you for believing that plastics should work well in the right plaice ! Your 3D printed boney mirror mascot is made of a biodegradable thermoplastic called PLA that is made from plant material.

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£50 Reward

Timesaver pledge. This is deeper issue for you and want to help, but you have lots to do and £10 doesn't seem enough. We'll put you in the VIP seats on our website, thanking you for your obvious commitment.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Be a member of the panel of product testers. Do you REALLY want to be part of this ? You'll need to have a 3D printer capable of reaching a nozzle temperature of almost 300°C and be willing to risk putting a new material through it to become one of up to ten product testers that helps us reach the next stage. We'll give you a spool of 3D printer filament from our new pilot plant and ask you to contribute to the final product development.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Superbacker ! Not only will you get the other rewards (apart from product test panel membership), but you will also get a 2 for 1 deal on filament every month for a year when we get to production.

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