3D Printers for Schools Project

The SORT 3D Printers for Schools Project demonstrates the vital link between digital technology and recycling. Specifically, it shows:

  • How digital technology can enhance plastics recycling, by turning recycled plastic into 3D printer filament and then into new, useful products
  • How digital technology creates new jobs in small-scale manufacturing, using 3D printers and CNC tools
  • How refurbished computers and eWaste which would otherwise go to landfill can be used to build and support the 3D printers.

The aim is to develop and fabricate a 3D Printer Package that will be provided at no cost to participating schools in your area. The Package will be provided as a complete, operating printer, or a tested kit for assembly, by the school students, using recycled and remanufactured components.