Belmont, MA, January 04, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- M2 Materials, a developer of next generation 3D printing filament for Stratasys 3D printers, such as Fortus, Dimension, Titan, and Vantage printers, is helping customers significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Using their expertise in polymers and additive manufacturing
practices, M2 Materials has been able to not only lower carbon dioxide (CO2) but also nitric oxides (NOx), and sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions.
As the world divests away from fossil fuels it will certainly find more environmentally friendly ways of producing and harnessing energy in the future. However, companies like M2 Materials are making a positive impact now. How? They have made changes in their manufacturing processes that have resulted in a massive reduction of emissions.
“A Stratasys Fortus 900mc (or Fortus 400mc or 360mc) canister weighs approximately 4.75lbs (2.15kg), is not made in the USA, and is not made in the same country that the filament is extruded,” says M2 Materials’ product manager. “Therefore, step one is to ship the empty metal canister to the extruder, both destinations overseas. Step two, ship the newly wedded spool+canister to a warehouse in the USA for storage. Step three, ship the happily married spool+canister to an unsuspecting customer, who is happy to receive OEM material but sad to pay such a high price.”
The representative continues, “In our case, we strategically co-located the filament and the spools, in the same country (USA), and there is no heavy canister. Though it sounds simple, this equates to each spool shipping without the production of 6kg (13.3lbs) of CO2, 0.02kg of nitric oxides (NOx), and 0.002kg of sulfur oxides (SOx).”
These numbers are massive. Not only does M2 Materials know how to manufacture cutting edge 3D printing filaments, but they continually re-engineer their processes to enable customers to save money while simultaneously reducing their emissions.
M2 Materials continually strives to advance the 3D printer filament
industry. M2 Materials can be contacted on their website or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.