'The machine is designed to recycle plastic waste into filaments for use in 3d printing.
The Filabot team are striving toward a closed loop plastic recycling alternative for hobbyist desktop 3D printers which use plastic filament for fused deposition modeling, such as Makerbot’s printers. While design studio Cunicode have proved that failed 3D prints can be interesting and beautiful. Filabot puts to work recycling failed prints and other types of thermoplastics that perhaps don’t have the same artistic value." (http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/06/25/open-source-filament-maker/)