3D print with 100% re-used powder

We're taking one step closer to a more sustainable 3D printing process with the launch of Bluesint PA 12 — a rapid prototyping material with 100% re-used powder.

With Bluesint PA 12, powder from Laser Sintering that would typically be wasted can get a second life to make new parts. Parts printed with Bluesint PA 12 have mechanical properties similar to traditionally manufactured PA 12, empowering you to choose a material with a lower environmental impact.

Why Bluesint?

Printing with Bluesint PA 12 reduces carbon emissions by 32%* — that's more than any alternative currently on the market. This means that you can take a more sustainable approach to manufacturing without compromising part quality.

Made with 100% re-used powder
More sustainable approach
Reduced waste
Mechanical properties similar to traditional PA 12

Empowering social projects with Bluesint

Maggie Project is an initiative that empowers local communities to solve social needs by providing them with functional shelters. To do so, the Maggie team needed a technology that could manufacture parts at scale while meeting quality requirements. With 3D printing, we optimized the production of one of the Maggie Shelter’s most challenging parts.

“We needed a technology that would bring maximum capacity volume at high performance, and we soon realized that 3D printing could help us solve one of the most challenging joints of our Maggie Shelter. We are thrilled that Materialise can offer these components with the Bluesint PA 12 material today."

"Materialise’s concept to use material-effective technology to build parts enables us to easily and quickly assemble shelters for urgent needs in a sustainable way. It is important to us to partner with a company that is constantly working on new ways to reduce its carbon footprint, and that is why this alternative to regular processes aligns so well with our mission.” Benjamin Denef, Head of Maggie Project.

CO2 saving within Maggie project

During beta testing, the Maggie project team printed around 50 parts, reducing its CO2 emissions by 37 kg. That is the same amount of CO2 that two trees can absorb over a full year.



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