Filament Extruder and winder

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Filament Extruder and winder

Post by seaton » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:07 pm

Over my holidays I purchased a filastruder and winder to make my own filament or any colour I like :D

Takes about 24hours to do a Kg of ABS with the 12V supply I have, but will look at replacing with a 19V one

Flickr Alubm can be found here https://flic.kr/s/aHskyK2UrU

Initial testing
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onto something more permanent
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The filament made works perfectly well on both of my 3D printer. Currently I'm playing with ABS as this works extremely well. Sizing is 1.75 +/- 0.04mm

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After running out of my plastic spools I designed up a cardboard spool that can be easily cut either by hand or laser to suit the amount of filament you want, i.e. 250g, 500g or 1kg.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1517735

cutting out from scrap 3mm cardboard
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finished spool (250g capacity)
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Also mount I designed so I could easily mount the extruder vertically.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1508688

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Re: Filament Extruder and winder

Post by parkview » Sun May 01, 2016 9:27 pm

That's turning into a handy little setup there. Love the cardboard spools - innovative and cheep!

Won't the pellet hopper need to be redesigned as well?

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Re: Filament Extruder and winder

Post by seaton » Mon May 02, 2016 1:31 pm

parkview wrote:That's turning into a handy little setup there. Love the cardboard spools - innovative and cheep!

Won't the pellet hopper need to be redesigned as well?


someones already done it: this is the one I've used and will hold 1 kilo of pellets easily http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:277996

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Re: Filament Extruder and winder

Post by BeJay » Mon May 16, 2016 5:59 pm

That is brilliant! I'll put that on the list of things to make for sure :)

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