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Stop wasting build materials/failed prints! Recycle & build your own filament. Blend different colors to have your own UNIQUE filament!
Stop wasting build materials/failed prints! Recycle & build your own filament. Blend different colors to have your own UNIQUE filament!
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polyXtruder - a DIY filament extruder for 3D Printers

$2,010

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Prototype being tested, just motion. 

Red PLA loaded into extrusion barrel for test extrusion

Red extruded PLA from the test
Red extruded PLA from the test

Current Progress

We have created an extruder that use pellets of polymers and extruders a continuous filament.  This is a great device that can be used as a filament extruder for creating and/or recycling materials for a 3D Printers.

We have already proven this concept of extruding a filament works.  We are seeking funds to further develop the prototype into a product for DIYers.  Helps us help the DIYers of 3D Printer by bringing the concept to life! 

RECYCLE!

Let's face it, we're all wasted lots of materials printing on a 3D Printer!  Most of which are often toss in the trash.  What if there is a way for us to reuse rather than wasting.  Now there is!

BLEND COLORS!

Let's saying you're really good at 3D Printing and you don't have a waste bin.  How about printing your models in non-industry standard colors or a array of colors in one?  Now you can! With this device you can blend a variety of colored polymers (plastics) together to extrude a unique color array to use with you 3D Printer!

Multi-color filament can produce multi-colored parts (example only)
Multi-color filament can produce multi-colored parts (example only)

You have Full Control!

Interchangeable Tips: his system uses interchangeable nozzle tips.  You can change the tips as you wish!

PID Temperature Control:  There is a temperature control on the extrusion barrel.  This allows for full control of the material viscosity.  This means you can control the material flow thru the chamber and out the tip.  The PID controllers which allows for efficient heating.  Up to 500 degrees Celsius!

PID Temperature Controller
PID Temperature Controller

Independent extrusion speed:  The end-user have full control on the extrusion speed.  You can regulate how fast of slow the extrude spins!.

Controller for the Extrusion Speed
Controller for the Extrusion Speed

Power motor:  This system use a Nema 23 High torque motor.  This motor allows the handling of a variety of polymers.

Nema 23 motor
Nema 23 motor

Risks and challenges

The greatest risk is cost! The cost for a lot of these components to build this system is expensive. Reducing the cost will be a huge factor in marketing this product.

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