3D Systems sustainability program

3d printing sustainability

By its very nature 3D printing is a sustainable technology empowering 3D Systems printers to produce affordable products – accessories, jewelry, toys, home decor, everyday items – one layer at a time using only the necessary amount of material required for each part with near zero waste in an energy efficient process.

Our Cube, CubeX and CubePro 3D printers use eco-friendly plastics that can be recycled, repurposed or composted responsibly. In addition, the EKOCYCLE Cube prints with cartridges of 25% post-consumer waste, or about 3 large drink bottles of plastic. 3D Systems invites all to partner in creating a greener and cleaner world one printed part at a time by participating in its Cubify Sustainability Program:

  • Cartridge Recycling: Send your Cube, CubeX and CubePro empty cartridges back to us and receive a $5 discount per cartridge you send back for future cartridge purchases. You can send cartridges to our Rock Hill, SC and Troisdorf, Germany locations using the label that comes with each cartridge. You can also bring back empty cartridges to our monthly meet ups that are hosted at our New York City and San Francisco centers, or to any of our 30 locations worldwide. Be sure to keep the address label that comes with each cartridge whether you ship or drop off empty cartridges for recycling.
  • Plastics Recycling: Send your used PLA, ABS, Nylon and PET printed parts to our Rock Hill, SC or Troisdorf, Germany locations or drop them off at the meet ups hosted at our New York City and San Francisco centers. We will properly and responsibly compost, recycle, and reuse your returned plastics parts as a renewable source to manufacture new cartridges reducing both raw materials consumption and the waste stream.

3D Systems is committed to continuously improve the sustainability of its 3D printing products. For questions, feedback, and suggestions please contact cubify@cubify.com.

Send Cartridges and Plastics to:

3D Systems Corporation
333 Three D Systems Circle
Rock Hill , SC

3D Systems Cartridge Recycling Centre
c/o UPS SCS GmbH & Co. OHG
Biberweg 12
53842 Troisdorf

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About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

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