Design Technology, Going Green!

We are delighted to announce that the Design Technology department has a fantastic new resource available for students to use and investigate the process of creating recycled sheet plastic from waste.

Since 2017, we have not thrown away any acrylic offcuts produced from work made in our laser cutter as we did not want it to go to landfill; meanwhile we researched effective solutions to develop a way to recycle in house.

The press we have introduced enables students to design a colour combination of different acrylic pellets and melt them down in a mould using our workshop oven, compressing them into A4 3mm sheets which can then be used in the laser cutter creatively.

Take a look at the press in action below!