Ford and HP Recycle 3D Printing Waste Into Molded Car Parts

End of life waste management of automotive materials is a huge task, with the auto vehicle recycling industry is the 16th largest sector in the United States, contributing $25 billion USD per year to the national GDP making cars is a very energy consuming process.

While 90% of a car can be recycled, there is a lot of potential for some optimization there, in particular in terms of not using virgin materials in the first place.

To that end Ford has teamed up with HP to investigate the recycling of 3D printing waste into new injection molded components for use on Ford vehicles, one of which you can see in the image below.

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that’s amazing

Good on manufactures to start investigating this

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