AlphaPura to Kickstart 28 Global Solutions with Disruptive 3D Printers Designed to Repurpose Garbage into New Products
AlphaPura is launching a Kickstarter campaign to develop personal, family, community, and industrial-sized 3D printers capable of repurposing plastic, glass, metal, concrete, and other meltable human waste into new products. Once developed, AlphaPura will not only make these printers available for sale to global markets, but they intend to employ these 3D printers to help solve a number of major world issues affecting the lives of billions of people.
Sacramento, California July 08, 2015
In the autumn of 2014, graduate business professor, and former Stanford University research professional, Frederick Janson, designed a solution to the fresh water problem on Earth, affecting billions of people, when he developed different sized 3D-printed water purifiers powered by sunlight and gravity, which did not need a filter and did not need electricity to convert salt water, which covers most of the surface of the Earth, into drinkable water, and water for food production, in the desert regions of the world, which make up 40% of the land mass. His idea went viral, as found at http://tinyurl.com/pmwby9t, and news organizations and celebrities also took interest, but there was one problem.
The cost of 3D printing "ink", used to build 3D objects, was much too expensive to make his product in a cost effective and competitive manner. The David in many Goliath challenges, Janson shelved the 3D-printed solution to the fresh water crisis on Earth and turned his attention to the high cost of 3D printing building materials, which, across the 3D printing industry, employs the Gillette model, making the users of 3D printers forever dependent on "consumables", sold at an outrageous premium.
Janson decided to disrupt the 3D printing industry by creating "free" 3D printing building materials, employing discarded plastics, glass, metals, and other meltable human waste found in the recycle bins of homes and offices, to be able to literally repurpose human waste into drinking water and water for food production.
He build his first prototype out of two EV3 Lego Robotics kits, but as Lego is made out of plastic, it would not be able to endure the temperatures required to melt glass, metal, concrete, or other meltable human waste with high melting temperatures.
Janson returned to the drawing board again, and designed a number of different 3D printers capable of repurposing most meltable human waste, by designing an extruder system made out of tungsten, which boasts one of the highest melting temperatures on Earth, capable of optimally melting homogenous waste for repurposing.
With a new design in hand, Janson assembled the AlphaPura team, partnering with computer and software gurus Ron Daniel and Vernon Bailey, respectively. The team has started building the first prototype, having stripped down a number of printers and computers for parts, and they seek to build the personal, family, community, and industrial-sized 3D printers by first seeking funding on Kickstarter, to solve a number of global issues, as follows.
1. This technology will significantly alter the need for expensive "consumables" used by the up-and-coming 3D printing revolution, because individuals, households, and organizations will be able to use their plastic, metal, glass, concrete, and/or other meltable waste as a building material, resulting in "free" 3D printing building materials, which will fuel a revolution and era of inexpensive product development on Earth, made from repurposed waste.
2. Because individuals, households, and organizations will be able to make a wide variety of new products, by repurposing their meltable waste, this will result in a huge cost savings for consumers, which will increase their savings, disposable income, and/or purchasing power.
3. Because meltable waste will take on a new economic value as a "free building material", less meltable waste will actually be wasted, but instead, it will be repurposed, reused, traded, and/or sold, resulting in a significant reduction in the volume of meltable waste being dumped into the oceans, water ways, and landfills on Earth, functionally reducing pollution on Earth.
4. Because less meltable waste will be dumped into oceans, water ways, and landfills on Earth, fewer animals will be harmed, injured, maimed, and/or killed by this meltable human waste, functionally protecting animals on Earth from human waste.
5. By repurposing meltable waste, fewer raw building materials will be required to make new products, and because many metals and oil-based plastics are made from non-renewable resources, this will slow the consumption of non-renewable resources on Earth, more so than if meltable waste was not repurposed.
6. AlphaPura has 3D printing designs for a filterless water purifier, which doesn't need electricity to work, and which can transform ocean and dirty water into drinking water and water for food production. This will allow billions of people living in the deserts that cover 40% of the Earth, which lie along great bodies of salt water, to generate drinking water and water for food production from salt water, reducing their need for foreign aid for water and food production, reducing the adverse affect of global droughts, reducing global famine, and increasing water and food security and stability on Earth. ABC's Shark Tank approached Janson this week to compete on their TV show for one million dollars in funding to develop this water purifier for global markets.
7. AlphaPura has 3D designs for affordable housing and water vessels, with water purification systems built into the roof, walls, and/or flooring of the 3D printed housing, to solve the global problem of affordable housing, shelters, emergency shelters, and water transportation.
8. By giving meltable human waste a new economic value, we hope that this will reduce some of the armed conflict pressure on Earth for non-renewable resources like metals and oil.
9. The larger AlphaPura units employing "free building materials" will be able to print out most of the parts for renewable energy technologies, like wind farms, water turbines, and wave energy turbines, helping the world end its reliance on dirty fuels like oil, coal, and nuclear fuels, by significantly reducing the costs associated with making renewable energy technologies, helping spawn the era of affordable renewable energy technologies.
See the full list and explanations as to how the funding of the development of these 3D printers will help solve 28 world issues affecting billions of people and organizations at http://tinyurl.com/pnmeahz. Similarly, a YouTube video identifies many of the interconnected world issues that this technology aspires to solve, at http://tinyurl.com/nwlgjrn.
The world needs a game-changer, and AlphaPura is that game changer.
AlphaPura is asking Kickstarter backers to support any of these reasons for development, by soliciting a dollar or more in the rewards section of their campaign, found at http://tinyurl.com/phbqcjj. Alternatively, donations of any amount may be made through a PayPal button on their website, at http://www.alphapura.com, located at the bottom of the home page.
What the internet did to brick and mortar retailers, AlphaPura seeks to do to brick and mortar manufacturers, now mostly based in Asia. Free market capitalism has finally freed the markets. Made in America, long live the king.