Sandhelden is sustainable
We have set ourselves the goal of building a stable and fair infrastructure that is promoted by constant technical innovations.
Any thoughtful and sustainable forms of consumption and production are very important to us.
Regionality in production and raw materials
Sustainability begins with the raw material quartz sand. It is originally sourced in Bavaria, which is the home of Sandhelden.
Together with local manufacturers, suppliers and post-prouction, all of the various and diverse products are 100% regionally made.
Resource-saving production process
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that is energy and resource-efficient.
We avoid any material waste by completely recycling our natural raw material of quartz sand so that it can be returned to our production cycle.
Sustainable research with recyclable microplastics
A major area of interest for Sandhelden is research on and with other recyclable materials in combination with the 3D printing process.
Within several funding programs of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, and in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute IGCV, Sandhelden is investigating the use of recycled microplastics in additive manufacturing and the possibility of serial production.
The reused plastic is mainly microplastic from the ocean. This is applied in powder form and bound in layers during the printing process.