3d printer filament extruder recycling. Which shredding and extruding machines are available i would like to take that knowledge and apply it to a practical situation. Our filabot product line up is built to convert plastic into filament for use in 3d printers. He realized that the plastic bottle he was holding could instead of being trashed be recycled into 3d printer filament. While it might seem like a lot of work recycling filament is a far more economical way to print in the long term.
How to make your own filament from. Used by nasa dupont mit and others all across the globe. Growth in 3d printing marches on at an annual 26 clip. Too long didnt read.
The extruder is a cost. Clearly 3d printing produces a lot of waste plastic. The filabot can also recycle failed broken or obsolete 3d printed parts. Not so with the filament.
Build your own 3d printer filament factory filament extruder. How does local recycling work part 3. Make your own 3d printer filament. Considering that plastic is perhaps the number one waste material that negatively impacts our environment learning how to recycle 3d printer filament and using recycled 3d printer filament for your projects can reduce the impact the 3d printer plastic has on the environment in general.
Recycle your 3d printer waste and make it back into filament. Production and recycling of 3d printing materials. Filabot is a plastic company that builds machines for filament extrusion. Cheap and high quality at a decent speed of 150 190 ipm.
The idea of the filabot extruder came to founder tyler mcnaney in december 2012 while he was watching 3d printing videos on youtube. After my previous series of 3 talk posts that were an introduction to local recycling. Simplify 3d printing with 3devos desktop filament maker and plastic shredder. While new printers keep increasing the print speeds and range of materials that can be used data on recycling these materials has been sparse.
Introduction to 3d printing recycling part 2.