3D printing robot displayed in retail store upcycles plastic
Selfridges in London has been a premier shopping destination for buyers and browsers to see what’s going to be hot. That’s why there really is no better place for an amazing new window display that showcases a 3D-printing demonstration. The printer is creating amazing designer items using recycled marine plastic. Selfridges has always believed in the “theater of retail.” This window display demonstration definitely captures that idea and so many more.
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The ABB robot displayed created personalized designer objects. It’s all made from Parley Ocean Plastic that has been intercepted before it can get to the ocean waters. One look at the heartbreaking photos of plastic masses floating in the ocean is all it takes to see how this is a problem and know that it must be fixed.
Robots like this one could help to address this massive issue and start healing the world. The robot created everything from homewares to furniture, among other items.
“By reusing plastic from the world’s oceans to print designer objects, we help to highlight the important contribution of robots in creating the sustainable manufacturing processes central to a circular economy,” said Marc Segura, robotics division president for ABB.
Customers select what they want from a screen and the items are made to order right then and there by the IRB 6700 robot. The products are designed by Nagami.
“Working with two industry leaders, ABB and Nagami, we can now print on demand anywhere in the world to turn a problem into a solution,” said Parley Ocean Plastic Founder and CEO Cyrill Gutsch.