RepRapable Recyclebot

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Woern, Aubrey L.
dc.contributor.author McCaslin, Joseph R.
dc.contributor.author Pringle, Adam M.
dc.contributor.author Pearce, Joshua M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-18T09:21:50Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-18T09:21:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-01
dc.identifier.citation Woern , A L , McCaslin , J R , Pringle , A M & Pearce , J M 2018 , ' RepRapable Recyclebot : Open source 3-D printable extruder for converting plastic to 3-D printing filament ' HardwareX , vol 4 , e00026 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00026 en
dc.identifier.issn 2468-0672
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/reprapable-recyclebot(e93b5aab-f420-4e33-82b5-21fadc3203b0).html
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/31960
dc.description.abstract In order to assist researchers explore the full potential of distributed recycling of post-consumer polymer waste, this article describes a recyclebot, which is a waste plastic extruder capable of making commercial quality 3-D printing filament. The device design takes advantage of both the open source hardware methodology and the paradigm developed by the open source self-replicating rapid prototyper (RepRap) 3-D printer community. Specifically, this paper describes the design, fabrication and operation of a RepRapable Recyclebot, which refers to the Recyclebot's ability to provide the filament needed to largely replicate the parts for the Recyclebot on any type of RepRap 3-D printer. The device costs less than $700 in mate rials and can be fabricated in about 24 h. Filament is produced at 0.4 kg/h using 0.24 kWh/kg with a diameter ±4.6%. Thus, filament can be manufactured from commercial pellets for <22% of commercial filament costs. In addition, it can fabricate recycled waste plastic into filament for 2.5cents/kg, which is <1000X commercial filament costs. The system can fabricate filament from polymers with extrusion temperatures <250 °C and is thus capable of manufacturing custom filament over a wide range of thermopolymers and composites for material science studies of new materials and recyclability studies, as well as research on novel applications of fused filament based 3-D printing. en
dc.format.extent 58
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries HardwareX en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Civil and Structural Engineering en
dc.subject.other Biomedical Engineering en
dc.subject.other Instrumentation en
dc.subject.other Mechanical Engineering en
dc.subject.other Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en
dc.subject.other 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics en
dc.subject.other 216 Materials engineering en
dc.title RepRapable Recyclebot en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Michigan Technological University
dc.contributor.department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
dc.subject.keyword 3-D printing
dc.subject.keyword Circular economy
dc.subject.keyword Composites
dc.subject.keyword Extruder
dc.subject.keyword Fused filament fabrication
dc.subject.keyword Materials science
dc.subject.keyword Open hardware
dc.subject.keyword Open source hardware
dc.subject.keyword Plastic
dc.subject.keyword Polymer composites
dc.subject.keyword Polymers
dc.subject.keyword Recyclebot
dc.subject.keyword Recycling
dc.subject.keyword RepRap
dc.subject.keyword Upcycle
dc.subject.keyword Waste plastic
dc.subject.keyword Civil and Structural Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Biomedical Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Instrumentation
dc.subject.keyword Mechanical Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.keyword 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
dc.subject.keyword 216 Materials engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806183378
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00026
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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