3D printing solutions provider Maker3D and biobased materials company Brightplus have co-developed a new ecological BrightBio 3D printing material. These new bio and side-stream based filaments will be available in June 2021.
3D printing is used for creating various prototypes, but it is also suitable for production of various pieces and add-ons. Consequently, the demand for environmentally friendly filaments is growing.
− We specialise in developing 3D printable products, and our expertise is at its best in making the most out of what the technology has to offer. It is great to use our 3D printing expertise to bring environmentally friendly and carbon neutral filament family to markets, tells the CEO of Maker3D, Jarkko Lohilahti.
Ecological alternative for 3D-printing
The ecological BrightBio filaments are biobased and environmentally friendly alternatives for 3D printing. The filaments are completely built on green chemistry based BrightBio technology with which unused industrial by-products are upcycled into materials with increased incremental functionalities.
− With the functionality of side-streams and our BrightBio technology, we have optimised the material properties especially for 3D-printing. We have sent the first filament batches to Maker3D and will develop the material based on their feedback with specific material compositions, explains Milja Hannu-Kuure, Managing Director of Brightplus.
Biodegradable BrightBio filaments reduce the circularity gap and do not produce any harmful chemicals or microplastics into the environment.
− We are currently optimising the filament properties, but material prototypes are already available. The ecological filament family will be launched in June as a production material for 3D printing, Lohilahti concludes.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the new material or would like to know more about the suitability of the material for your production, please contact Jarkko Lohilahti or Milja Hannu-Kuure.