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will.i.am Reveals New 3-D Printer in the Works That Uses Filament Made From Coke Bottles

June 17, 2014
ROCK HILL, SC—June 17, 2014—will.i.am, of The Black Eyed Peas, is making a splash in the 3-D printing market with a new 3-D printer, Ekocycle Cube. The printer's cartridge is made in part from postconsumer recycled 20 oz PET plastic bottles.

According to 3D Systems, the Ekocycle Cube prints 70-micron high resolution at fast speeds and up to 6" cubed in size, with ultra-fine supports for complex prints and a choice of easy auto settings or advanced settings. The Ekocycle Cube is a plug and play consumer 3-D printer for everyday use, and is priced at $1,199, and will be available at 3DS’ online consumer hub Cubify.

In an interview with The Guardian, will.i.am commented: "We will make it cool to recycle, and we will make it cool to make products using recycled materials. This is the beginning of a more sustainable 3-D printed lifestyle. Waste is only waste if we waste it."

To read more about the Ekocycle Cube, click here.

Click on the YouTube video below to watch will.i.am introduce the Ekocycle Cube and to see it in action:



Source: 3D Systems.


 

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