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Furniture Printed Out of Plastic Waste

Rapid expansion of 3D printing technology has started creating a new ecological problem – leftover nylon powder. Thinking about what could be done about the waste, a group of Britain-based students developed a method for turning it into furniture. A popular 3D printing method called ‘selective laser sintering,’ or SLS, uses metal or plastic powder, typically nylon, for creating various objects, but leaves about 44 percent of it as waste. Undergraduate students at London’s Royal College...

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