Today we want to talk about the main ingredient we use in our 3D printing creations: corn. You might be wondering why we chose corn, of all things, to be the base of our printing material. Well, there are actually a few really good reasons!
Firstly, corn is a renewable resource. Unlike many other materials used in 3D printing, corn can be grown and harvested year after year without depleting the earth's resources. This means that our business is more sustainable and eco-friendly than others that use non-renewable resources.
Another reason we chose corn is that it is readily available. Corn is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, and can be found in many different countries and regions. This means that we can source our corn locally, reducing transportation costs and our carbon footprint.
But the most important reason we chose corn is that it is an incredibly versatile material. When processed into a special type of plastic called PLA (polylactic acid), corn can be used to create a wide variety of different objects. From phone cases to toys to replacement parts for machinery, PLA can be used to make just about anything! While not the first to start using this for planters as home goods - we strive to be one of the best.
In addition, PLA is biodegradable, which means that it can be broken down naturally by microorganisms and won't contribute to plastic pollution in the same way that traditional plastics do.
So there you have it: the reasons why we chose corn as the main ingredient for our 3D printing. Not only is it renewable and readily available, but it is also versatile and eco-friendly. We're proud to use such a unique and sustainable material in our work, and we hope that more businesses will consider using renewable resources like corn in their own operations.