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The ExtrusionBot is the worlds fastest home built automatic filament extrusion Bot that can make color in ABS and PLA @ up to 4ft / min

A Big new stretch goal will bring new big rewards to all.  When we hit the 100k goal everyone that ordered a kit or an assembled unit will get:

  • UPDATED for my backers!!!!

    • When we reach 80k --- Free ABS or PLA Pellets.

    • When we reach 85k --- Another nozzle blank so you can drill it to whatever size you want to try.

    • When we reach 90k --- A 8" plastic Spool.
    • When we reach 100k --- An upgrade to pellet holder that will detect and alert you when pellets are low. (ALSO this feature will work with the standard hopper or any size hopper you add!!)

Kickstarter of the Week: The World's Fastest Filament Extrusion 

7-8-13 News story from Product Design and Development: http://www.pddnet.com/videos/2013/07/kickstarter-week-worlds-fastest-filament-extrusion

Quick video showing the inside of the ExtrusionBot.

The BOX that ROX

3D Printing

You know what it is, you know you want to do it, and you know you don't want to spend a ton of your hard earned cash on filament.  This is where we come in. The ExtrusionBot is not just another extruder.  It is the fastest home built extruder in the word today.  What this means to you is instead of a  spool taking +/- 24 hours to make you can do it in about 1 hour. Yes you heard that right, currently we are consistently producing 3 foot per min. 

Yes 3 ft. +/- per minute of ABS, PLA at 3mm and 1.75mm with tolerances better than +/- 0.10mm.

Why ExtrusionBot?

What other machines do in a day, we do in  an hour...

  • ExtrusionBot gives you the speed to produce the quantity of filament with out the wait.

  • ExtrusionBot has the smallest foot print on the market. Only 7in x 10in. Save desk space put it right beside you 3D printer .

  • The ExtrusionBot has built in spooling. No need to buy anything else, or spend time spooling the tangled mess on your floor.

  • Speed without sacrificing quality. Currently tolerances better than +/-0.10mm. We run our filament though our own 3d printers.

  • 3mm or 1.75m or anything in between, you choose.  Very simple nozzle change out. 

  • You are not limited with ExtrusionBot on the type of filament you make! ABS, PLA and we are currently testing other types.

The ExtrusionBot is an easy to use consumer extruder engineered for the everyday user.   

You can buy it fully assembled and ready to use, or in kit form and have fun putting it together.  

Why Kickstarter:

We are launching on Kickstarter in order to raise funds to purchase all the parts in bulk. A significant discount is possible for a bulk purchase, and in doing so can help pass the savings on to you, the consumer.

THE GOAL:

Meet our backer’s delivery expectations:

How will we do this?

Manufacturing process is defined, set up, and in place:

We have spent a lot of time developing our ExtrusionBot.

We are confident in our design.

Due to the feedback from our third party testers we have overcome issues that others have been hampered by.

We also have the equipment in our shop to facilitate the building of units.

We have already sourced the parts and verified availability. 

We have outside vendors approved and ready for powder coating and forming the enclosures. 

Our team is on hand and trained to handle a large volume of units in a short time due to the kickstarter campaign.

I have designed the ExtrusionBot so that there are no special, or injected molded parts to reduce any delays or lag time.

(IE) we are not single sourced, and will not be waiting for a vendor to deliver

This = no delays sending out backers rewards.

What does this mean to you, our supporters in this campaign?

First of all you can be assured that we have worked through the process; we know how to do what we are committing to. 

We have a detailed project plan in place that shows all of the steps mapped out through completion.

Because we have mapped out the whole project in detail it has shown us issues and potential room for enhancement.

Here is a high level plan showing the Design, crowd funding and delivering our supporter’s rewards. (Not our full detailed plan)
Here is a high level plan showing the Design, crowd funding and delivering our supporter’s rewards. (Not our full detailed plan)
Lot's of COLOR options!!
Lot's of COLOR options!!
Pellet hopper is removeable, allowing larger sizes if needed.
Pellet hopper is removeable, allowing larger sizes if needed.
Loading and unloading a spool is easy.
Loading and unloading a spool is easy.
One of the extrusionBot prototypes.
One of the extrusionBot prototypes.
Another view.
Another view.
Black powder coated unit.
Black powder coated unit.
The ExtrusionBot has the smallest foot print.
The ExtrusionBot has the smallest foot print.

Specifications:

Extrusion Rate:  24-36 inches/minute
Extrusion Temperature: Tested with 170-280°C
Size: 7”x10"x19'
Noise: 45dBA @ 3ft
Power: 120-VAC, 50/60Hz, 100 watts peak, 50 watts average
Entire assembly is grounded for safety, and fused.

Stretch Goals

ExtrusionBot Kickstarter Stretch Goal for $50,000

ExtrusionBot will be offering both a 3mm and a 1.75mm nozzle!!

This stretch goal was based on feedback from you guys asking to be able to purchase the extra nozzles. When we reach our stretch goal all of the kits and assembled units will come with both nozzles.....

Now you can make 3mm and 1.75mm for your self in ABS and PLA!

Thanks all for your help getting us this far, none of this would be possible without your help, so THANK YOU!

As for our next stretch goals, stay tuned! Tell us what you would like to see also.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Challenge 1:

THE GOAL:
Meet our backer’s delivery expectations:

How will we do this?
Manufacturing process is defined, set up, and in place:
We have spent a lot of time developing our ExtrusionBot.
We are confident in our design. Due to the feedback from our third party testers we have overcome issues that others have been hampered by.
We also have the equipment in our shop to facilitate the building of units.
We have already sourced the parts and verified availability.
We have outside vendors approved and ready for powder coating and forming the enclosures.
Our team is on hand and trained to handle a large volume of units in a short time due to the kickstarter campaign.

I have designed the ExtrusionBot so that there are no special, or injected molded parts to reduce any delays or lag time.

(IE) we are not single sourced, and will not be waiting for a vendor to deliver. This = no delays sending out backers rewards.

We will be able to fill the orders for our backers on time because:
All parts are sourced and ready to be ordered.
BOM and assembly drawings are ready.
Some parts will come kitted from the vendors to speed up kitting on our end.
Shipping accounts are set up.
Assembly videos are in the works and will be ready for first shipments.
We have open P.O.’s with suppliers waiting for the quantities from the Kickstarter campaign.
We have already built and shipped lots of units for evaluation and testing.
We have the space and tools on hand and ready to go.
We have the people trained and ready to go.

What does this mean to you, our supporters in this campaign?
First of all you can be assured that we have worked through the process; we know how to do what we are committing to.

We have a detailed project plan in place that shows all of the steps mapped out through completion.

Because we have mapped out the whole project in detail it has shown us issues and potential room for enhancement.

Challenge 2:

THE GOAL:
A consistent and accurate user assembly.

How will we do this?
We have built several prototypes of our ExtrusionBot and feel that we have ironed out all of the kinks, so that each extruder will be consistent.
I have designed the ExtrusionBot so that you do not need any special skills or special equipment to build it.
We feel that we have a simple set of instructions that any user will be able to follow.
We will provide printed instructions as well as online videos and examples.

Challenge 3:

THE GOAL:
Ongoing customer satisfaction and feedback.

How will we do this?
Have the ExtrusionBot web site fully up by Kickstarter end.
Backers will have ability to leave input on website.
We will have a user form on the web site so backers can share ideas and offer help to the community.
We will have the staff on hand to respond to backer’s questions and offer help via email.


There will hopefully be ongoing user feedback and suggestions for tweaks or enhancements. Even after the Kickstarter campaign is over we will have our website where our backers can give feedback and make recommendations for enhancements. Just like with the 3D printers, our customer feedback is crucial to evolving the product.

We want to make sure you, our backers, are confident and happy with your purchase!

Your contribution will also help deliver other new products in the near future. Check back on our website ExtrusionBot.com for **new product updates.

**New products and new product enchantment will only happen after kickstarter backer reward fulfillment is 100% complete.

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