PrawnTech3D is my hobby, and also a way to attract attention to a problem that we need
to address - plastics. We REALLY can't allow this problem to become any bigger.
So why, of all things, am I printing what are obviously plastic items? It seems to be a bit contradictory, doesn't it?
For years I've been trying to find a way to make small-scale, local, tiny plastic recycling projects a reality. Recycling plastics can be done cleanly, simply, quite inexpensively, and the end product(s) are useful repurposings of what otherwise woulod have ended up in landfill. But it needs people to want to recycle and clean up a small part of the mess we've made.
Watch these two videos if you watch nothing else!
I imagine small facilities made inside shipping containers - one to sort and break down plastic items into pellet feedstock for a second container, which will use that feedstock to produce a variety of plastic objects. Instead of buying everything new, have an object made from recycled plastics.
And I use mainly PLA plastic for the objects I make. PLA plastic is made from starch not petroleum, it does break down and decompose readily under the right conditions, and I will accept back any of my items once you've had your use of them and no longer want them. Ask for a recycle slip when you buy any item. And use the link to RCX above to go to the RCX recycling project.
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Do you have a 3D printer? I know a Discord server where we can chat, and several great Youtube channels for all the start-up information you might need and more. There are quite a few websites that have literally thousands of 3D models that can be yours for free.
Also find "links" at the top of this page.
I'm working on a set of pages for this effort, which will have links to videos showing the ways people around the world have been recycling plastics in their communities.
I think this is suitable for Men's Sheds, service organisations, and even local government to get involved in, and will produce relatively inexpensive or free materials and items of all sorts.
Check the link to RCX above!
We have several places where you can download stuff, buy stuff, or order stuff.
PTEC3D Shop - It's locally generated so no third party middlemen involved. Deal with me directly.
I also have PrawnTech Etsy - but I haven't really done much with that and don't intend to - unless people prefer it.
This new technology that's going to change a lot of things.
You'll soon be able to order any part or design from a local small scale manufacturer. You may even be able to buy an appliance much as you currently buy a microwave, type in what you need, and have it printed / manufactured inside the device in as little as a few minutes. The Star Trek "Replicator" isn't far off!
We provide information at the hobbyist level so that you can try this technology for yourself. Or custom print a part for you in a range of materials and mail it to you.