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€1,232
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 8 2016 9:11 PM UTC +00:00

About

A Huge Boost in Productivity for Power Maker

Do you own a 3D printer like most Maker and DIY'ler? 

almost run out of filament? ... Again? What to do with the last few meters?

well... Make Pellets/Granules of it and use these to create new Filament with an Filament Extruder or an DIY Pellet extruder

 INTRODUCING SHRED-Buddy3D 

A Multi-functional Cutting&Shredding Tool for Maker

Shred-Buddy3D offers you the possibility to processed a variety of different Plastic based materials.

Now You Can Easily and securely Cut and Shred all your Plastics: such as cable ties, plastic bottles, leftover 3D printer material, fishing line and much more

Process them into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. 

Our self-developed steppermotor controls allows you to optimally adjust  Feedrate of the Material on your Situation

Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch

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This idea started about 5 months ago when we run out of 3D Printer Filament,again.... A Cutter and Shredder seemed like a perfect, time tested solution...and it was for a while. After all, it was simple and did the two jobs we needet it to do.

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 -What Can Shred-Buddy3D? 

Producing Flakes / Pellets / Granules:

  • Leftover 3D Printer Filament - Pellets 
  • (PET/PETE) - Plastic bottles - flakes / granules 
  • (Nylon,Polyamid) - Monofilament Fishing Line - Pellets
  • (Nylon) - zip ties - Flakes / pellets / granules
  • (Nylon) - String Trimmer line - Pellets (many materials available) - Hot Melt Glue Gun Sticks 7,20mm - 7,50mm - granules "testings still in process"

In most cases, any material is different in diameter or shape. For this reason we have a fast-swappable System in form of various slide-tubes implemented. 

-Is Shred-Buddy3D something for me? 

Our project is aimed primarily at people who own a 3D printer with Pellet ExtruderInjection molding machine and-. or a Filament Extruder.

-What Do I need to operate Shred-Buddy3D? 

We offer two different variants. 

  • As Attachment / jig for a drill press. 
  • With support structure (standalone) for a cordless screwdriver. (Retaining clip in different sizes available / up to 55 cm) 

In clear text, you need a cordless screwdriver or a drill press. 

The horizontally 8mm and 10mm in the vertical built-threaded rods ensure a stable hold and optimal adjustment possibility of Cutter,different attachments and cordless screwdriver or connection to the drill press.

The shredding device is mounted on an 8mm thick, melamine coated wooden board which can be adjusted in terms of height.

The Mainbody is 3D Printed and all mechanical parts using good quality ballbearings! 

The shredder-element consists of a sharp HSS drill, which are known for their long durability

The bottle slicer can be easily fitted back to full cutting capability with a standard cutter blade.

Each kit contains two replacement blades. 

Current Status & essential changes 

We are currently working on our own board layout for this project. In the Prototype version we still use an Arduino mini. In the Final version an ATtiny85 is used.

We want to Implemented a quick material release bracket with neodymium magnets. First designs we unveil soon. 

Automatic cutting with Direct feeding is almost ready! 

Variation 1: Cordless Screwdriver version 

--Not In kit included Cordless Screwdriver

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Variation 2: Drill press JIG / attachment version 

--Not In kit included drill press

Each SHRED-Buddy3D unit will be shipped with an assortment of accessories. 

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The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. The power supply unit (selectable between US110V or Europe 220V) is included in every Kit.

July, end August -Kickstarter Funding Period, receiving funds 

September -Final Design Upgrade & Inform Manufactures 

October -Orders will be placed with our suppliers 

November -Assembling received parts

December - Production & Assembling the units 

January- Assembly, Packing & Shipping 

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If you back our campaign and we are successful, you will be enabling us to produce SHRED-Buddy3D so that you and everyone else who backs us can enjoy the freedom of Multi material Shredding. 

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Risks and challenges

We've had collected experience with machinery development over the last two years.

To keep this project inexpensive as possible, we will purchase most parts from Asia and Germany.

All the main hardware and mechanical components can be sourced from multiple manufacturers, with only relatively minor changes to the PCB required - so if we have difficulties sourcing parts, then we can quickly recover, with only a few weeks' delay.

We still have a final iteration to complete before mass production and this will cause changes to the design. that’s required to make SHRED-Buddy3D even more usable,durable and smaller.

Every unit will be assembled,checked and packed by the Venture Bit team before it is shipped to backers.

Please note for countries outside of Europe there may be tax and duties payable, that will be the responsibility of the backer.

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    Pledge €14 or more About US$ 16

    SPECIAL PROMOTION CUTTER

    Bottle/Round object Slicer-Cutter

    In case if you only want to slice Bottles and round shaped objects into wire, without shredding them!

    Includes:
    • Slicing Unit
    • two replacement blades
    • Guide adapter for flat materials

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    Pledge €130 or more About US$ 144

    LIMITED EDITION EARLY BIRD

    Drill Press VERSION

    • SHRED-Buddy3D Unit.
    • two stainles steel material feeding insert tubes
    • Guide adapter for round and flat materials
    • 12V Power Supply
    • Access to upcoming upgrade .STL Files
    • Bottle Slicer
    • Two replacment blades for the Bottle Slicer

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    Pledge €140 or more About US$ 155

    STANDARD EDITION KICKSTARTER

    Drill Press VERSION

    • SHRED-Buddy3D Unit.
    • two stainles steel material feeding insert tubes
    • Guide adapter for round and flat materials
    • 12V Power Supply
    • Bottle Slicer
    • Two replacment blades for the Bottle Slicer

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    Pledge €145 or more About US$ 161

    LIMITED EDITION EARLY BIRD

    cordless screwdriver VERSION
    • SHRED-Buddy3D Unit.
    • two stainles steel material feeding insert tubes
    • Guide adapter for round and flat materials
    • Support plate and clamp for mounting existing
    electric screwdriver
    • 12V Power Supply
    • Access to upcoming upgrade .STL Files
    • Bottle Slicer
    • Two replacment blades for the Bottle Slicer

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    Pledge €155 or more About US$ 172

    STANDARD EDITION KICKSTARTER

    cordless screwdriver VERSION

    • SHRED-Buddy3D Unit.
    • two stainles steel material feeding insert tubes
    • Guide adapter for round and flat materials
    • Support plate and clamp for mounting existing
    electric screwdriver
    • 12V Power Supply
    • Bottle Slicer
    • Two replacment blades for the Bottle Slicer

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