3D Fuel, a manufacturer of 3D printer filament, just announced the launch of its algae based 3D Printer filament through a Joint Venture (JV) with ALGIX, LLC. ALGIX is a clean technology company that produces sustainable plastic products utilizing algae from aquaculture and water treatment technologies. “Our Joint Venture with ALGIX opens an entirely new realm of possibilities for us and the 3D Printing market. We are producing high quality filaments, exceeding the typical industry standard. With our efforts being focused on environmental friendliness, some of the exciting product lines we will be introducing to the market in the coming months have the ability to completely change how users of 3D Printers view their printing materials and their impact on the environment. We are positioned to become the company that is not only setting the standards of quality for printer filaments but setting the standards in how those materials impact the world we live in.” says 3D-Fuel co-founder Matthew Stegall.
ALGIX, which is a leader in producing sustainable bio-plastic composites, is equally excited about its JV partnership with 3D Fuel in producing a more environmentally friendly 3D printer filament. “We saw 3D Fuel as an emerging leader in this industry who wanted to add a more earth friendly filament to its core product offering, which we are able to provide through our Solaplast algae filament and sustainable business practices,” says Michael Van Drunen, C.E.O. of ALGIX. “Both companies commitment to excellence in both manufacturing and research and development was a clear indicator that our Joint Venture would be a huge success. With our core values being very synergistic, we know our customers will see the difference in not just our product offerings, but the principles in our business practices that we bring to the 3D printing market.”
3D Fuel recently revealed one of its most innovative products to date, Fuel In a Box™. “We are very excited about our trademarked Fuel in a Box™ product,” says Stegall. “We wanted to create a first to market product that helped fuel people’s creativity in a convenient and productive way. There’s nothing worse than having to change out filament in the middle of your printing project. Now you can use a continuous run of filament from a 5 or 20 kg dispensing box.”
One of the things that allows 3D Fuel to stand out among its competitors, besides the innovative products it produces, is its manufacturing process. 3D Fuel uses the purest and highest quality raw materials for its filament. “What sets 3D Fuel apart is our background in custom compounding and years of experience with filled polymers in the plastics industry,” says Ashton Zeller, Director of Research and Development. “This experience lends us to a higher degree of filament testing, which in turn delivers unmatched quality to our customers.”
Ryan Hunt, CTO of ALGIX states, “3D Fuel is leveraging the vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities of ALGIX including biomass processing, micronization, compounding, filament extrusion and logistics. This allows us to rapidly innovate by taking ideas to end products in a short period of time.” While developing innovative products and manufacturing the highest quality filament is 3D Fuel’s top priority, it remains poised to become an industry leader and proponent of sustainable products and services that are important to the entire industry. Recently, 3D Fuel invited GreenDisk and reShootz to become part of this focus using their recycled material line. “Our mission is to create a synergistic group of like-minded and sustainability focused firms called the Green Alliance whose core competencies include biodegradability, recyclability and sustainable business practices,” says Stegall.
3D printing technology is still in its infancy stage and is a dynamic market, but 3D Fuel is committed to growing and responding to this dynamic nature of the industry. “We remain committed to our clients, consumers and to the environment as we grow and expand our business model,” says Steve Gall, 3D Fuel Co-Founder. “We fully understand that things change quickly in this industry and that we need to be responsive to new technologies and products that impact our business. At the same time we’ll continue to manufacture innovative 3D printer fuels and set unprecedented industry standards for quality and excellence.” 3D Fuel’s manufacturing facility is located in Meridian, Mississippi.
It comes as no surprise that both 3D Fuel and Algix are committed to Life Cycle Thinking in order to produce more with less. 3D Fuel’s new 3D Printer filament lines, coupled with its superior manufacturing processes, will provide at home 3D printing enthusiasts, small scale manufacturers, artisans, designers, engineers and educators piece of mind knowing they are purchasing products from a company that is dedicated to producing high quality filament that has been produced by a sustainably-minded company. If you’re ready to fuel your creativity with an innovative and earth friendly 3D printing filament, head over to http://www.3dfuel.com and place your pre-order now or call 657-3DFUEL1 (657-333-8351).
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