filament extruder

New Home Forum Random or Off Topic filament extruder

This topic contains 7 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Ryan Ryan 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #15501
    Profile photo of John
    John
    Participant

    I think your next project, Ryan, should be a filament extruder. That way I don’t have to buy it, I could make it… Shall we vote? I’m sure everyone that has a mpcnc would like one..

    MPFE for short…

    #15504
    Profile photo of Ryan
    Ryan
    Keymaster

    HAHAHAAHA They do seem like a good idea but man, those makergeek vids of the real deal machines looks crazy specific with the cooling. I wonder how close we could get it….Are the pellets still cheap? Just throw a hopper on top and skip making filament all together, direct extrude of pellets? Dang it now it might just be a late night looking into this with the google-fu…

    #15513
    Profile photo of Matt saeger
    Matt saeger
    Participant

    I can’t believe it would be worth it for the cost savings. I get filament from microcenter for 15 dollars a spool. I was looking at that stuff because I think it would be neat to try and make filament from hdpe.

    #15519
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
    Participant
    #15524
    Profile photo of Matt saeger
    Matt saeger
    Participant

    Yeah I see that article then I see stuff saying it works. What I really need first is something to grind up the stuff bottles and stuff. Then I could make blocks I could mill. I have tried melting some bottles a couple of times and it is hard to chop up by hand. I used a paper shredder on milk jugs and it worked a little but didn’t totally chop the stuff up.

    I think to do it right you some the style of this ssi industrial type units. I have seen designs for those but they require getting steel parts cut which would cost more than I want to spend.

    #15631
    Profile photo of Barry
    Barry
    Participant

    https://preciousplastic.com/en/videos/build/shredder/

    Getting the parts cut is going to be the issue. Shredding plastic is a pain in the ass. Metal shreds easier.

    #15654
    Profile photo of Sheemalakameeda
    Sheemalakameeda
    Participant

    So we need a plastic shredder designed first?

    #15657
    Profile photo of Ryan
    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I say Liquid nitrogen and a hammer, shredding done (shattering).

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.