Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

3D printing plays a significant role in many projects at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Currently, the WPI Makerspace does not have an effective means of recycling waste material from 3D printing. To address this issue, the team designed an inexpensive proof- of-concept system that repurposes waste PLA into filament. The system produced printable recycled filament with diameters relatively close to commercial spools. The team also developed recommendations for future system improvements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-12

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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