A 3D Printed Boat Recycling Milk Jug Plastic
Posted By Sculpteo on Aug 29, 2012 |
The WOOF group (Washington Open Object Fabricators) from University of Washington created the first 3D printed boat. It is made from recycled HPDE milk jug plastic.
Credit Photo: WOOF, UW
The idea behind the project is not only to show what 3D printing can do. It is also a way to imagine new sources for getting plastic, a material that is not easy to find in many third world countries.
3D printing is bringing new solutions for recycling and reusing materials. Not only for drafting prototypes, but now definitively for producing on-demand final products.
The 3D printed boat created by WOOF even raced the Seafair Milk Carton Derby…and ended up 2nd on 14 participants!
Credit Photo: WOOF