Stratasys’ 3D Recycling Program for North American Customers Now Launched
The program brings significant business benefits to Proto3000's customers. It eliminates waste disposal shipping costs. It helps reduce logistical concerns and it saves space by immediately sending back empty canister and cartridges and enables easy regulatory compliance.
How it Works
Customers start by packaging canisters and cartridges and printing out UPS labels for free shipping. UPS then picks up the packages and ships them directly back to the Stratasys headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for safe recycling.
The on-campus recycling facility is manned by a special team from Lifeworks, which places and mentors people with disabilities in jobs that serve the local Eden Prairie community. The people from the community employed by the Stratasys recycling program, are given a means to live fuller and more meaningful lives while becoming proficient in recycling.
Following the recycling stage, the new FDM canisters and PolyJet cartridges are manufactured and filled with 3D printing material. Then they are shipped back to customers, ready to use.
Big Win for Everyone
The recycling process is designed to benefit everyone. First of all, it helps the environment. It also is it’s better for the customers’ business in the long term.
The recycling process helps them easily adhere to local regulations. It creates employment for disabled people in the local community and, it’s great for 3D printing and additive manufacturing as a whole – helping it become a more convenient, easy-to-manage process for North American customers, both big and small.
For more information on this program and how the process works please contact us.