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Make your own filament extruder

Postby twehr » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:54 am

I'm not a 3D Printer person, but am always interested in what others are doing. Today, I noticed an article about an 83 year old gentleman who designed a $250 filament extruder, which means he can make his own filament to use on his 3D printer. Did I mention he won $40,000 for the invention. Oh, and did I mention he has make it all available to the world if anyone else wants to build their own.

http://blog.grabcad.com/2013/03/desktop ... -read-more
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Re: Make your own filament extruder

Postby cozmicray » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:47 pm

See --- Filament Extruder - Convert pellets to filament
http://soliforum.com/topic/557/filament ... -filament/

extruder.jpg
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Re: Make your own filament extruder

Postby bobt » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:39 pm

Here is the thingiverse data on Lyman Filament Extruder II
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34653

He has also developed a filament winder:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30705


Here is another forum chain that I have monitored and contributed to. It is the thread on building an extruder.
http://www.soliforum.com/topic/557/fila ... -filament/

It is 39 pages long but has some very informative info in it. Here is the first photo from the thread
Photo Nov 15, 5 17 50 PMa.jpg


Here is a photo of the filament that the lead person "elmoret" made using the "Filastruder"
Photo Jan 16, 12 17 51 PM.jpg

He made everything but the blue filament.

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Re: Make your own filament extruder

Postby brnrd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:48 pm

How uniform is the filament?
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