Waste-based 3D printing filament wins award

UBQ Materials has reportedly won in the Speculative Design category at the 24th annual SXSW Innovation Awards.

According to the company, the awards recognize exciting tech developments globally. Each entry was graded on four criteria: creativity, form, function and overall experience.

UBQ Materials won for what it says is the first ever waste-based 3D printing filament made with the company thermoplastic material.

"3D printing enables manufacturers across industries the option to design complex products with near immediate customizations that otherwise might be impossible to produce using conventional manufacturing methods," said Tato Bigio, co-founder of UBQ Materials.

UBQ Materials processes unsorted landfill-destined waste, including all organics, into a recyclable thermoplastic that can be used as a substitute to oil-based resins in manufacturing.