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HDPE (3D Printing Material) – All You Need to Know

HDPE (3D Printing Material) – All You Need to Know

Written by David

June 13, 2019

HDPE is a type of plastic that is turning the 3D printing world towards a more sustainable future. It’s a great recyclable filament, but it’s not without its quirks. HDPE can be recycled from plastic bottles into 3D printing filament. Source: Scientific Fabrication Laboratory HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene, and though that name might not ring a bell, we guarantee that you know what we’re talking about. This is the recyclable plastic that holds your grocery store milk, your laundry detergent, your bottled soda, and millions of other common products across a wide variety of industries. One of the reasons HDPE is so ubiquitous is its high strength-to-density ratio. As a thermoplastic polymer made from ethylene, it’s super strong yet light enough to float, which makes it useful in a huge variety of scenarios. In addition to holding consumer products, it’s also frequently used for corrosion-resistant pipes, liquid-permeable membranes […]


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