Audi, one of the most successful car makers in history, needed to look within if they wanted to move towards a more sustainable path within the industry. With the excess amounts of plastic packaging, 3devo’s Shr3d It plastic shredder, AIRID Polymer Dryer, and Precision 450 Filament, have helped Audi repurpose their plastic waste into 3D printed tools that assist their employees in their day-to-day tasks.
As part of their initiative to strengthen and expand their recycling efforts, luxury automotive brand Audi has been exploring the “chemical recycling of plastics from automotive manufacturing,’’ in ways that are both environmentally and financially viable. Their ‘’Mission: Zero’’ project seeks to encourage minimal or closed-loop usage of plastics, as a step towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2025. The primary challenge was to achieve this without compromising automotive component quality.
After identifying key areas where plastic use and wastage are maximum at most of their sites, Audi saw the potential for a closed-loop plastic usage cycle and purchased 3devo’s full set of three machines. The Shr3d It shredder, Airid dryer and Precision 450 filament maker created an eco-system that could utilize unneeded plastics in a circular manner. This arrangement allowed Audi to evolve a plan for minimizing its usage of new plastics and bringing ‘’Mission: Zero’’ closer to implementation.
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