SUSTAINABILITY IN 3D PRINTING


The world’s resources are increasingly limited. The energy and environmental costs of manufacturing, shipping, and discarding plastic products puts tremendous strain on the earth’s biosphere. Personal 3D printing, in conjunction with in-house recycling of the plastics used, are poised to change the consumption patterns of the general public. This research project will design and implement plastic recycling processes in response to consumer 3D printing, and promote awareness of cradle to cradle ideas in the home.



JESSE JACKSON’S SPECULATIVE PROTOTYPING LAB


During our formative weeks as a group within the larger Solar Decathlon team we met professor Jesse Jackson. He gave us access to his space and in return we helped him develop it into the lab it is today. The Speculative Prototyping Lab has tackled many creative research projects including Bike Powered Light setups, creating architecture models using 3D printing, designing cardboard chairs and more.

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