Marcosgogolin, a part-time teacher in Tasmania, has been working for the past five years on how to make effective use of waste from shipboard plastic ropes. As he explained, he went to the west coast of Tasmania to find a solution to the rope-waste solution. "We have dozens of people picking up rubbish along the coast ... That year, we picked up 4.5 tons of rubbish.
"he explained. Most notably, all the waste has many small pieces of plastic rope washed from the fishery. To this end, Gogolin decided to find a way to reuse all the plastic rope waste, so as to reduce the garbage directly into the landfill, more importantly, do not let these rubbish into the sea.
At about the same time, Gogolin was awarded a 3D printer in the Tastafe development course, and he realised he could use a 3D printer to make plastic waste into a filament. At the beginning, the Gogolin test used a hot glue gun to melt the plastic rope, turning it into a silk, and the whole process met with many challenges. "In the process, I damaged three hot glue guns," he said.
But he didn't give up and went on to find other ways to cut the plastic rope into a 3D print filament. With the help of the Tastafe team, Gogolin developed a machine capable of producing plastic 3D printing filaments. Although the function of the machine has yet to be strengthened, Gogolin and his team hope that it will attract the attention of local enterprises and engineers to help him optimize the machine, it can meet the needs of manufacturing.