Industrial 3D printing goes skateboarding -- K Trade Fair

Industrial 3D printing goes skateboarding

Recyclable feedstock takes plastic that otherwise would have been wasted and turns it into 3D printed products using fused particle fabrication. Large prints like skateboards are tricky for smaller 3D printing set-ups, but the Gigabot X produces them in hours. Credit: Nathan Shaiyen/Michigan Tech

The Gigabot X is an open source industrial 3D printer that uses fused particle fabrication (FPF) to take shredded waste plastic and create large items like skateboard decks or snowshoes. Credit: Nathan Shaiyen/Michigan Tech