£92
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 15 2019 8:06 PM UTC +00:00
blue_coderBy blue_coder
First created
blue_coderBy blue_coder
First created
£92
pledged of £500pledged of £500 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 15 2019 8:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Filament extrusion... the maker's dream!

So we have all heard it before, 3d printers are great but the filament is so expensive!  "And so?" you say... there are already tonnes of plastic filament extrusion machines out there, what's different with this??  Well, there's two answers to that question:

  • It doesn't force you to reel the filament up, it extrudes when some filament is used.  So you can sit this machine next to your 3d printer, and just fill the hopper with plastic pellets.
  • It carefully regulates the filament diameter, to ensure your printer doesn't over or under extrude.

So how am I making this machine?  It is going to be made of common parts so that it can easily be replicated by anyone.  The design is complete, we just now need some backing so that it can be brought to reality, have any issues fixed, and the plans updated before sending them out!

How far on am I with this project so far?  The machine is already taking shape, but as the rewards include plans, I can't post any pictures yet, sorry!

Risks and challenges

There are a few potential risks such as how to regulate the plastic diameter in real-time, but never worry, I have a plan for that! I'm going to... ah, sorry I can't tell you because it's in the blueprints!

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Reusability and recyclability

The whole aim of this project is to be able to recycle old plastic, but the plastic bottle to pellet stage is going to be another project.

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    Maker blueprint pack

    Get an information pack on how the machine is made, including STL files for the 3d printed parts.

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    One week question time!

    Ask as many questions as you want about filament manufacturing within one week. Save all the research time for your own project, jump straight to the answers.

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Funding period

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