We are a group of three engineers bringing together our passion for sustainability, design and technology. We love 3D printing. It gives us total creative freedom to design things which were previously impossible to make.
We set out to build a gigantic 3D printer in an effort to produce bespoke, locally manufactured furniture at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. We also knew that we didn't want to contribute to the endless stream of plastic waste making its way into the world's oceans and landfill, so we designed our printer to use recycled plastic waste as the raw material.
We are currently putting the finishing touches on our 1.5 metre cubed 3D printer and aiming to have a fully functioning machine by April 2018. Our printer isn't quite up to building furniture just yet, so the rewards we are offering are a selection of smaller products we have designed.
We have been working hard over the last six months to design our machine to be faster and bigger than anything on the market, and we have been experimenting with lots of different recycled plastic to find what works best for our machine. So far we have mainly been testing using plastic recycled from plastic bottles, like in this tea light holder which we are offering as a reward!
1) At the moment our printer runs using recycled plastic filament designed for small desktop printers - which becomes very expensive when building something as big as a chair. For the process to be financially viable we need to extrude our own filament from waste plastic. Part of your pledge will go towards buying the machine we need to do this!
2) We are currently based in a basement of Bristol University's engineering building, but our time here is coming to an end as we soon graduate. We need some money for a small studio space where we can base ourselves and start printing recycled furniture.
A handwritten, laser cut card designed by the sculpted team as thank you for your support!
These parametrically designed tea-light holders are 3D printed from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
This small bowl is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and made on our giant 3D printer, a perfect little pot for keys and change!
We can convert text (or a line drawing) of your choice into a 3D object made of recycled plastic on our machine. (Max dimensions 700mm x 300)
This vase is printed on our giant 3D printer in the shape of a paper groceries bag, it's made using a mixture of recycled food packaging and plastic bottles.
The simple lamp showcases our signature layered effect which results from the 3D printing process, it's made using a mixture of recycled food packaging and plastic bottles.