The production and material.
For the production of Xavior SeaTurtle, we use recycled PLA, also known as rPLA.
The thermoplastic polyester PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) – the most widely used plastic filament material in 3D printing – is the first plastic of its kind produced from renewable resources. It is an active player in green chemistry through its significant reduction of the carbon footprint compared to oil-based traditional plastics.
PLA is up to 100 per cent biodegradable plastic produced from renewable resources such as sugar beet, sugar cane, wheat, potato, maize, cassava and cellulose.
You will find PLA in many applications such as automotive parts, clothing, carpet fibres, food packaging – and when it comes to rPLA, also in the Xavior SeaTurtle.
We only work with low volume rapid production based on specific orders. That way we avoid producing for stock and using ressources – be it energy or plastic – on products that there might not be any demand for.
Our technical partner is the design company Ideaal – or as they call themselves “Design Thinkers and Doers”. They work with the development of physical products and digital services based on the users. The Ideaal HQ is at the co-working space Syndikatet in Aalborg, Denmark.