Development of a metal-infused recyclable raw material for low-cost 3D printing in the context of circular manufacturing


The project focuses on the development of a new recyclable 3D printing feedstock for low-cost printers.

It explores the unique reaction of nickel and iron with carbon monoxide, which form nickel and iron carbonyl, respectively, to provide an ideal mechanism to recycle the metals, as well as nickel- and iron-based products.

The research aims to develop metal-infused recyclable filaments with high concentrations of nickel and iron carbonyl powders to make functional and resistant metal parts using widespread, low-cost 3D printing processes such as fused filament fabrication.


  • Carbon monoxide
  • Iron
  • Metals
  • Nickel
  • Processes
  • Recycling

Affiliated research axes

Axis 2: Planning Optimization

Axis 3: Resource and Product Maximization



Vladimir Paserin

VPM Research inc.

Daria Strugova

ETS Montréal

Amount granted

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec