RE: [rp-ml] Recycled SLS Nylon parts

From: David K. Leigh <>
Date: Wed May 12 2010 - 16:41:22 EEST

My experience with inert plastics is that the energy required to change
them into a useful form has a larger "footprint" than disposing of them.
While the intent for recycling is very good and well meaning, many times
it is analogous to getting a perpetual motion machine to work. One of
the great things about some of the LS materials is that they are not
petroleum based polymers but agricultural based.


David K. Leigh


Harvest Technologies | Rapid Prototyping and Production Services

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Phone: 254.933.1000 | Fax: 254.298.0125 <> | "Where Innovation
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From: [] On
Behalf Of Rabinovitz, Gary
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:06 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] Recycled SLS Nylon parts


Hello List,


I am in the process of looking at how to recycle Sintered (SLS) Nylon
parts. We are working on being as Green as possible with this project.
Does anyone on the RPML already do this or know of anyone that does. We
are looking at possibly shredding these parts first, than having someone
use them as a filler in another process.


If you can help me out in any way, please respond off-line by either
email or a phone call.


Thank you in advance,






Gary S. Rabinovitz

RP Lab Manager

Reebok Advanced Concepts

Reebok International

1895 J. W. Foster Blvd.

Canton, MA 02021

W (781) 401-7328

F (781) 401-4028

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