PLASTIFILAMENTIZER’, a device that facilitates save the earth by recycling plastic water bottles into 3D printer filament, has become a staple in reaching out to many people as this project brought attention of Print and Electronic media during last week .
Vidya’s Mechanical Engineering students presented an innovative idea that aims to address environmental concerns caused by plastic waste and reduce the cost of 3D printing. The students developed a groundbreaking machine capable of transforming waste plastic bottles into usable 3D printer filament.
This machine ‘PLASTIFILAMENTIZER’ involves the assembly of different specialised units like a cutting unit, stripping unit, and an extrusion unit, which help to transform plastic bottles into filament, which is wound onto a spool, ready for 3D printing.This invention offers significant advantages, including a reduced environmental impact from plastic waste and cost savings in 3D printing. The team envisions automating the machine in the future, allowing public access for bottle deposits and streamlined production processes. This will greatly help to minimize plastic waste in public places like railway stations, shopping malls, etc.