The project aims to address all aspects and stages of thermoplastic and CF reinforced thermoplastic 3D printing material development from recycled resources.. READ MORE
The project aims at the development of innovative reclamation and repurposing routes for end-of-life plastic and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. This will be achieved by employing advanced nanotechnology solutions, Additive Manufacturing (AM) and recycled resources, for the production of high added value 3D printed products with advanced functionalities.
In this way, the combination of AM, polymer processing and recycling technologies could constitute a new paradigm of a distributed recycling process, easily implemented at local scale in collaboration with the industrial sector and collection facilities, in order to create competitive, highly customisable products at lower production costs, in a flexible digital environment that fully unravels the potential of eco-design and allows for integration of smart intrinsic self-sensing, self-repairing and recycling options.
The project aims to address all aspects and stages of thermoplastic and CF reinforced thermoplastic 3D printing material development from recycled resources, starting with the selection of suitable waste streams, strategies for material repair, compatibilization and upgrade towards AM processing, compatibility between different thermoplastic matrices and the reinforcing fibres and nanoparticles, comparative assessment of various AM thermoplastic processing technologies and closed-loop material optimisation in terms of processability and performance.
The Repair3D Project is hosting its 2nd Open Day Workshop on the 30 May 2023. This will be a FREE hybrid event hold in Brussels at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City. For more information and registration form, visit the dedicated Open Day page from the tab at the top or this link. Or register your interest filling the form below.
The Repair3D project organised a Summer School & Training Session (SS/T) in the framework of “Recycling and Repurposing of Plastic Waste for Advanced 3D Printing Applications“. The SS/T took place in the premises of Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park (LTCP) at the city of Lavrion, on the 13th and 14th of September 2022. The Summer School event was organized by Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park (LTCP) and Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNAT), in close cooperation with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the other Partners from REPAIR3D Project.
The SS/T included several lectures related to plastic circularity and recycling, manufacturing of plastics composites, consumers best practices and relevant societal impacts and a visit to the Lavrion Museum.