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Michigan Tech students pave the way for plastic 3D Printing

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Published: May. 20, 2016 at 5:05 PM EDT
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Michigan Tech student Cedric Kennedy is taking a risk in a business that's recently become popular.

He's trying to evolve 3D printing by making changes in the manufacturing.

"3D printing is so young and such new technology," said Superior Filament Co Founder, Cedric Kennedy. "We have an opportunity to change the course in which how this revolution is being fueled."

Kennedy and three other Michigan Tech students have started their own business called Superior Filament.

They've been creating filament made of plastic to use in 3D printing since 2015.

"We focus on plastics. They're several other 3D Printers out there. Ones that specifically use medals, others that use concrete, others that print food even," mentioned Kennedy.

However, they're not using just any kind of plastic.

The business plans to produce environmentally friendly by using recycled and biogradible plastics.

"At this point in time, when we're preventing more plastics from entering our ocean, we don't only just want to prevent it, we also want to help eliminate the plastic that's already there," added Kennedy.

Superior Filament has won $18,000 in various business pitch competitions to help with equipment costs.

They're looking to expand its services as they're starting a crowd funding campaign in June.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 that will allow us to purchase office space that's going to allow us to get us into a machine shop that will allow us to build our manufacturing facility and making it larger so that we can really get this business off the ground," said Kennedy.

To learn how you can help Superior Filament change the world with one spool of filament at a time, view our website's related link section.

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