Set the desired temperature for extrusion. Allow time to warm up. Fill the hopper with pellets and colorant of your choice, and turn on the gearmotor.
Plastic will begin extruding from the Filastruder, forming a pile on the floor to be spooled up later. The resulting filament can be wound onto a spool quickly and easily using a normal hand drill, or through a printed spool winder, like the Filawinder.
At this time, no. It is possible that a fully assembled version will be offered in the future, though.
Approximately 3 hours and basic hand tools.
18”x6”x4” - It fits comfortably on a standard-size workbench.
The Filastruder produces about 55dBA at 3ft.
Typical Extrusion Rate: 5-8 hours per kilogram (2.2lbs) (10-36in/min, depending on diameter, material, and temperature)
Extrusion Temperature: Room temperature to 260C. Limited by heater power for safety, to prevent thermal decomposition of polymers. The heater is rated for higher temperatures. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
The kits run on an auto-adjusting 110v-240v power supply. The output of the power supply is 12vdc. 110-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 60 watts peak, 50 watts average. This results in a typical cost of 10 cents of electricity for each kg of filament produced.
While recycling can be challenging with the Filastruder, it can be done! It just takes some creativity and time. Our friend, Stefan over at @CNC_Kitchen created some hacks: https://t.co/VnAhqiBONw