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    Filament making machine

    Anyone try making their own filament? I see that they offer machine to make your own filament.


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    I'd like something like this for those prints that failed or for the stuff I don't use anymore, I'd rather recycle than throw stuff away.
    Do you have a link to some plans?
    http://www.whatisacnc.com / http://www.electric-canada.com

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    http://makezine.com/projects/guide-t...ment-extruder/

    I could cut out the parts from plywood and offer it up here.

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    i just asked about this myself. if i could somehow harness all the plastic crap i throw away everyday from supermarket purchases alone I would never have to buy filament. what i want to know is if it matters if the filament is an amalgam of many plastics.

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    the video mentions there are chips in the mix and that this doesn't allow the 3d printer to work. why is that?

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    This is too cool. I am getting very close to purchasing my first 3d printer. The cost of filament has been one factor in waiting. This (or one like it) would make a huge difference.

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    DIY filament extruders are a big topic now as the 3d community is growing rapidly. One thing to watch out for is the consistency of filament diameter. Another thing to watch out for is non round filament as some will wind before allowed to cooled. I can tell you from experience that you will run into more problems than its worth.

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    The Make Ultimate guide to 3D Printing issue has articles on this with plans. Once I get my printer running, this may be my next project.

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    Does anyone have experience with PLA/ABS Extruders using PET? What settings would you need to print using PET?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bx3mE View Post
    Does anyone have experience with PLA/ABS Extruders using PET? What settings would you need to print using PET?
    Snappy 3D Printing Filament Guide~

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