Made by People
Our products are made possible by thousand of people in over 10 countries. From sourcing to recycling, we apply the highest standards to ensure that every person in our supply chain is valued, respected and safe.
lead the way.
on Medical Grade Materials, Flame Retardant, and Food Safe
Approch & Teams
Our approach to work is informed by our full understanding of the industry. We know how important 3D printing is and how it can influence the development of various fields. We know that the users of this technology want new solutions, good quality materials with unique properties and a wide range of colours to choose from. We want to share our knowledge and experience. We want to be part of a community that shares our passion for 3D printing.
We are a group of enthusiasts with many years of experience. We are constantly looking for the inspiration to come up with new products. We pay particular attention to our products’ quality. We can’t stop searching for new solutions and technologies. We use this knowledge at every stage of our work: from research through raw materials selection and testing all the way to the final results.
Report from our supplier, Fiberlogy
Matt Howlett, President/Founder, has 25 years of experience in the high-performance polymers industry, including Bayer, DSM, and Solvay. He brings with him the drive to create innovative solutions to solve difficult technical challenges. Each of the materials he develops is focused on functionality. “What function will this material perform that current materials cannot?” If we can’t answer that question – we won’t make it. Matt’s background includes 25 years in the plastics/chemical industry, a BS in Plastics Engineering, an MBA, and a JD in Intellectual Property Law.
Report from our supplier, 3DXTECH
Safer places and high‑tech spaces.
Biodegradable - with the right infrastructure
Although PLA is compostable and recyclable, it requires a sophisticated industrial composting facility. Most facilities today don't separate and recycle plastics. Also, mixing petro-based plastics with bioplastics poses a problem for the facility as it degrades the quality and specification of the recycled material. The plastics need to be separated before sent to a recycling center. Today, most PLA ends up in a landfill and estimates of its decomposition time range between 100 and 1,000 years. During that time the material releases methane gas (25 CO2 equivalents). The amount depends on additives and the raw material.
Report from our supplier, Add:North
FILAMENT MADE FROM SWEDISH CELLULOSE
PLA is almost exclusively made out of food sources like corn or sugar canes. Biobased and biodegradeable – but is it ethically sustainable to make plastics out of food? Also, could we establish a PLA production in Northern Europe? To take sustainability in 3D-printing to the next level, we are now running a VINNOVA-financed project together with Chalmers, RISE Processum, SEKAB and Perstorp with the aim to use cellulose from side-streams in the swedish forest industry as base for PLA production.
Sweden’s geographical area is 70% covered with forest. When wood is processed, side streams such as saw-dust and fiber reject from paper mass processing occur, which contains high level of cellulose. Everything that is needed for PLA production raw material-wise is found in the cellulose, but it is harder to process than purer carbohydrate sources. With the latest technology and research from RISE Processum, we are now solving this by developing a sufficiently efficient production process for industrial processing of PLA, from cellulose that would otherwise have gone to heating. This is a big step towards replacing the black carbon atom with the green carbon atom in our society.