Project Name

Binary SLC
Case Study

Challenge

Can post-consumer U-HIPS flake produce similar results as post-industrial flake?

Solution

CLP U-HIPS flake with robotic 3D printing capabilities.

U-HIPS flake is a reliable, sturdy recycled material that makes a great alternative to post-industrial flake. The Binary SLC is a multi-material additive fabrication studio that produces sustainable products for the home and office. Founded by Matt Sutton who has over 10 years of experience in technology R&D, product development, and manufacturing, Binary SLC tested our post-consumer U-HIPS flake for one of their projects.

Lampshades extruded by Binary SLC using CLP flake

Home decor designed by the Binary SLC

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Home decor designed by the Binary SLC and 3D robotic printer

Experience

As amazing as these photos look, there were a couple of hiccups, as noted by Binary. There were some mixed results from the direct flake printing related to the flow of the material in which about 1% of the time the material would fail to feed the screw.

 

However, Matt noted that when he pelletized the flake, he had great results with printing U-HIPS material.

 

This was the first time CLP U-HIPS flake material was used for a project. CLP aims to be the go-to material for manufacturers such as Binary SLC.