Companies promote biobased 3D printing

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Bioplastics formulator Sierra Resins Inc. is teaming up with 3D Printlife to introduce a bioplastic-based filament for 3D printing.

Sierra Resins of Mansfield, Mass., said initial tests of an undisclosed bioplastic formulation showed processability, smoothness and adherence to tolerances.

“We’re now going to submit this particular grade of 3D biofilament to an independent ASTM-certified biodegradability testing laboratory,” states Sierra Resins President and CEO John Tersigni. The bioplastic in tests is currently in production for film applications and injection molding.

Sierra Resins chose 3D Printlife as partner in the venture because the Los Angeles-based company distributes 3D printing equipment, supplies and applications software and is knowledgeable about the market.

3D Printlife co-founder Buzz Baldwin said the biofilament performs like other high quality plastics and will contribute to sustainable development of 3D printing.

Tel. 774-284-4037, email requests@sierraresins.com.