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3D Printz Limited, a fast-growing Shropshire 3D printing products reseller, has teamed up with Fishy Filaments, which turns recycled nylon fishing nets into engineering-grade filament.
The company, based at Hortonwood West, Telford, signed this new eco-friendly distribution deal as it continues to expand its product range for the 3D printing industry.
The Cornish-based business has seen its products used by hobbyists, artists and professional product designers, as well as heavy industry adopters, since launching them onto the market last year.
Director Ian Falconer said: “We are already getting inquiries from all over the world despite not having a huge marketing budget, but we only want to hook up with companies that share our values.
“All our polymer blends are 100% recycled. We add no pigments or other modifiers. Instead, we work with the nets we receive from fishing fleets, grade them according to color and wear, and process them separately in order to maximize their potential.
“We then combine the grades to provide customers with a consistent blend that they can add their own uniqueness and value to, through 3D printing.”
He added: “If we didn’t take these nets and re-process them into filament, the majority of them would be …
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