$350 and $425 Level Assembly Instructions
This link will take you to the assembly instructions for the $350 and $425 levels. I have assembled the exturder already so there is not much left to do once... Read more
Its about time that I do a video update.
(As a warning the audio is weird, and sometimes loud.)
3D Printing Book
If you are new to 3D printing we suggest that you get yourself a copy of Fabricated by Hob Lipson. In his book he mostly everything about... Read more
Spooled Filament and Other General News
I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I have been building instead of updating. I am going to work on sending out more.
I have... Read more
Printing with Inconsistent Filament
FilamentFor a while I have been printing with filament that has some good tolerances. Parts always come out great when printing with good filament. But I wanted to know... Read more
By the end of this year!
By the end of this year, we are optimistic about having all of our 67 kickstarter systems completed and on their way. Once we are done with our... Read more
This is just a quick update, we will post more information about everything later this week.
We have been working hard to get the systems in one unit, the picture at... Read more
Its almost about time!
For the past few weeks I have been designing the finial enclosure. I had no clue how to go about making it or what to make it out of.... Read more
You are the BETA testers
A few updates back I mentioned that I would be testing a bunch of different types of plastics. Well it has come to my attention that there are way... Read more
Mission: Small Business Grant
I just came across this awesome grant opportunity. There are only a few hours left for voting but maybe we can raise 250 votes.
Go to https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
Log in with facbook... Read more
More Plasma Cutting
Here are some pictures of the plasma cut parts. I hope to have the plasma cutter zipping out systems within a few days.
Plasma Cutting and Grinder Update
Recently I have been working with a plasma table to cut the parts out for the Filabot. It is a very cool machine! I am planning on making most of... Read more
I have been recently working on the nozzles for the Filabot. There is more then just picking the size of the hole and drilling it out. There are many things that have... Read more
Filabot Wee Open Source Plans
I have worked hard to get all the plans ready for the open source Filabot Wee. The Filabot Wee is an open source extruder that can be built for about... Read more
When we first launched the kickstarter campaign I had no idea what I was really getting myself into. Now that I am backed by a great team with creative insight... Read more
Options for Grinder
Out of all the parts needed to make a system like Filabot, the grinder has turned out to be the hardest aspect of the whole project. After all of our... Read more
The Filabot website has been put online. Go check it out at Filabot.com
Hope you like it!
I can't wait any longer to show what has been going on here at Filabot; so, here is the finial prototype Filabot. The prototype is almost finished. There is a few more... Read more
Going Full Circle
Just to review the Filabot progress, here is a summary of what has been going on.
The extruder is together, and is making filament! The first design works... Read more
Surpassing The Goal
The original goal of Filabot was set at $10,000. As time went on, it was apparent that Filabot was growing faster then expected. In 35 days, Filabot raised a total... Read more
Filament Sizing Solutions
Filabot has had many questions pertaining to the sizing and tolerancing capabilities. From watching videos on youtube, surfing the internet, reading comments, and talking with engineers in the plastics industry, we... Read more
Timeline, Website, and International Shipping
Filabot Website and Company:
Our website is being developed right now. On the website users will be able to stay updated on our progress, buy replacement parts and extra accessories, talk with each other on our... Read more
WOW WE MADE IT
Today was a great morning to wake up and see that the funding mark has been reached! I am very surprised that the project was funded so quickly.
THANKS TO... Read more
Rewards and Such
First off thank you very much to all the backers. I am amazed at how much has been raised in only a few short weeks and by all the support... Read more
It Is All Coming Together
Over the past few days work has been done on getting an idea of the complete look of the Filabot. The Filabot sides will be laser cut and will fit... Read more
Parts Have Been Ordered
Hope everyone is having a great holiday.
Just wanted to give a quick update and let everyone know that we have finalized the design and all the parts for the Filabot extruder prototype have been ordered.
We are... Read more
First Version of Filabot
Summary of Video
The video goes over the basic operation of the Filabot. The yellow spool is the first test run of us making the filament. For the first run... Read more
Filabot: First Update
It has been a long day here at the shop, but progress has been made. Yesterday we published a video showing how the Fialbot did in the first test. We... Read more