the recycled iPhone case in use
founded by dave hakkens, precious plastic is specialized in encouraging people to create their own plastic recycling center, wherever they are based. sharing their knowledge, techniques, and tools with people all over the world, they established a community comprising hundreds of locations taking old plastic and turning it into new innovative products for the environmentally conscious consumer.
the machined mold and some of the cases created
having a 3D model of it done, the team ordered their CNC (computer numerical control) machined mold for the case through 3D hubs, the network of manufacturing services. after they received the mold, they brought it to perfection by hand and attached to their homemade injection molder. with one big push of the handle, the plastic pellets are pushed through the nozzle at the base forming into the shape of anything your mold is cut to, for instance an iPhone case.
video by davehakkens
a selection of the recycled plastic parts by precious plastic
all 3 components of the mold
closeup of the mold and iPhone camera slot
iPhone mold being milled in greece by a precious plastic community member
waste plastic on a beach photographed by dave hakkens (founder of precious plastic)
a selection of recycling machines created by precious plastic
mold 3D model designer: jerry de vos
mold material: aluminum 6061
mold cost: 450 €
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