Impacd 570: the all 3D printed (and 100% recyclable) boat


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5.70 meters long, 2.50 wide IPACD 570 is a 3D printed boat using recycled plastic, the same plastic used for bottles and other everyday kitchen uses. How long does it take to build it? 60 hours. We visited it at Boot in Düsseldorf .


What is the 3D printed boat made of?

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a thermoplastic resin suitable for food contact and is a member of the polyester family. Made from petroleum, natural gas, or plant raw materials, it is 100 percent recyclable, PET does not lose its basic properties during the recovery process, so it can be repeatedly transformed to make new bottles or many other products or objects. These include the yarn pel 3D printer.

Is the boat at the end of its life 100% recyclable?

Yes. The IMPACD 570, like all models from the young Dutch shipyard Impacd Boats, is built to be easily and quickly reassembled at the end of its life. To get to that it is not even painted, you can if anything “wrap,” then cover it with an adhesive film.

How is it motorized?

The model displayed at the German show had a Mercury Avator 35e electric outboard, but it can also be had in an electric but inboard version. There is also the possibility of fitting an endothermic engine; if within 5 years the owner or owner decides to switch to electric, the shipyard offers the possibility of converting the boat (by performing the refit work himself).

How much does it cost and how much does it weigh?

The main problems in making large 3D printed artifacts are generally related to “significant” weights and costs. IMPACD 570 amazed us in this respect as well. Find out more in the video.



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