POLYKEY participating in a review on greener alternatives for 3D printing
Additive manufacturing also commonly called 3D printing enables the fabrication of a myriad of objects precisely designed for all types of applications, from healthcare or textiles to aerospace or electronics. Possibilities are infinite and 3D printing takes a role in moving towards a sustainable polymer economy by avoiding a colossal quantity of wastes while comparing with a lot of mainstream manufacturing techniques.
However, the use of petro-sourced, non-recyclable, and non-biodegradable resins is still a problem but scientists are working on it! If you want to learn how, check our Review in Chemistry of Materials, a nice piece of work performed in collaboration with the group of Dr. Alshakim Nelson (University of Washington).