At present, Reflow is focused on producing a range of outstanding recycled materials for sustainable 3D printing.
This involves both the consistent sourcing of quality, discarded material as well a host of tools and reactions to enable the rebirth of material, from trash to valuable input to new design.
This is best thought of a strong chain with a variety of cooperating players, spread across four key steps.
We identify a plastic waste stream within a community or organisation that fits our carefully chosen criteria
Together with experienced recyclers, we clean and shred the plastic until its ready for processing
Using technology that we’ve built specifically for purpose, we reshape this material into a filament that’s perfectly consistent
Once tested, the material is placed in the hands of creators and their work can now be brought to life
The critical step in creating quality materials for FDM 3D printing is known as extrusion.
After years of development and learning from other like minded organisations like techfortrade and protopasta, Reflow has created a technology that is both cost effective and size efficient with no compromise on material quality.
This makes it easy to build in new locations and key to our goal of creating a global decentralised, ecosystem for local, sustainable filament production