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The world is at the verge of resource revolution and it’s time to make change. We see that companies and governments are trying to find their way in the circular economy. Moving away from the old linear way of doing business requires courage and a new way of thinking, waste becomes resource.
As creatives and engineers we have the responsibility to be the frontrunners in starting big circular system change. At Better Future Factory we combine combine our idealistic drive with a pragmatic approach, creating tangible solutions. We believe that combining innovative engineering with strong storytelling has the power to kickstart a cleaner and better future.
Let’s make change.
At Better Future Factory we re-imagineer processes and products into iconic, sustainable and scalable solutions. Back in 2012 with the Perpetual Plastic Project we’ve created the world’s first mobile, interactive recycling machine for transforming plastic waste into 3d prints. We have been doing workshops and distributing copies of this machine around the world ever since. Inspiring and educating people about a new economy, a circular one. It became the backbone for our way of working.
Nowadays we help companies creating a sustainable iconic product which inspires internally and externally, often a stepping stone for bigger change.
The Perpetual Plastic machine and several client projects triggered our second startup, Refil. We upscaled the idea of making recycled filament to an industrial scale, creating the first high quality recycled 3d printing filament sold globally.
Upscaling means working together with great partners, everyone is doing what they’re best at. We work together with various partners for making the best fully recycled filament, which often exceeds the quality of virgin plastic filaments. It’s available around the world via resellers and our webshop, enabling makers to 3d print with a sustainable alternative and creating a product with a great story. From car dashboard to 3d printed drone.
In our company everyone has a background in bringing ideas from paper to product, that’s why we call ourselves Imagineers. We work by a hands-on approach, doing extensive in-house prototyping and testing. We help clients with ideation, conceptualisation and detailing. Our skill set includes:
• Visualising and Sketching
• 3D CAD modelling
• Product and user-testing
• Production drawings
• Setting up production
Adding value to waste is what we do. Our team of engineers and recycling experts are specialised in researching and developing new products and processes ready for the circular economy. Want to become smarter about reusing materials? This is what we can do for you:
• Replacing virgin material for recycled solutions
• Transforming linear into circular processes
• Developing new production processes
• Performing LCA
• Using our extensive global network in (plastic) recycling
We believe in actively involving all stakeholders in the innovation process. This can already be in the start of a project, during exploration and problem definition. We want to understand the customer, context and the complete challenge we’re up to.
Next to the working with clients we initiate our own projects. Some of our high potential projects grow into a new startup. We currently have 3 in-house startups (Perpetual Plastic, Refil and New Marble) with customers all over the world. Setting up these new businesses trained us as entrepreneurs, this skill-set can help other sustainable startups and companies with:
• Social entrepreneurship
• Supply chain management
• Lean approach – just do it
• Rapid prototyping
"Better Future Factory eliminates the concept of waste and creates innovative solutions for a Cradle to Cradle economy. Inspiring makers with their recycled 3d printing filament, creating both social and economic opportunities for people around the world with their New Marble tiles." Prof. Dr. M. Braungart, author Cradle to Cradle, Büro Braungart
"We’re very happy and proud with the fully recycled awards made from our own waste. The collaboration and communication for this project was excellent." Eileen van den Tweel, Manager Innovation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
"Using the Refil ABS made me remember how much I love printing in ABS. " Matt Stultz, 3D print expert, Makezine
"Triggered by the inspiring name and stories, in our cooperation with Better Future Factory we have experienced their high degree of professionalism and pragmatism. It is very inspiring to work with people who know to combine their idealism with professional skills so naturally and enthusiastically into solid day-to-day products and solutions. Where we all work to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, the ‘proof’ is in the successful products that leave Better Future’s Factory, like Refil, GoodKnock and the New Marble! " Jan Willem Kanter, Circle Economy Expert, Cirkellab
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Winner Engineer of the year 2016 (KIVI ) public vote
3D Printing Europe Awards, Best New Material, IDTechEX
Railtech Young Innovation Award 2015
Nominee Radicale Vernieuwers 2016
Nominee Engineer of the Year 2016
Nominee Soup de Terre 2015
Cannes Lions Grand Prix creative effectiveness 2012
Webby silver – Social innovation 2014
Art Directors Club Netherlands 4 x Gold 12 x Silver
Cannes Lions Young lions award
Young tallent awards 2007
San Accent 2013 – B-B social
And many more.
Wired – front page 2015/ 2014/ 2012
Creators project 2015
Discovery Channel 2016
Dutch Design Week 2015, 2013
Berlin Art Week 2012
Maker Faire Rome
Maker Faire San Francisco
Fast Company – 2015
Mini Maker Faire Oslo
Mini Maker Faire Trieste
3D Printing Industry Worldwide, China
WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID
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