Tag Archives: extruder

Playing around with a heated chamber design.

For quite some time I have lusted after a 3D printer with the following specifications: A 20x20x15cm build area A heating print bed A heated build chamber (ambient to 100C) to possibly eliminate warping. A respectable print resolution and speed … Continue reading

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Nurdle extruder collection spool.

I am currently very close to having a working¬†Nurdle¬†to filament extruder. So now some way of collecting the hot freshly extruded filament is required. My first thought was to automate an existing cable spindle so that it slowly rotates to … Continue reading

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Nurdle Extruder problem solving.

The Nurdle Extruder is still slowly progressing. Just to reiterate, the purpose of this extruder is to take food grade HDPE nurdles and produce a 3mm filament which can be spooled for later use on a geared reprap extruder. As … Continue reading

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Gearing down the granular extruder.

It was recently questioned by Giles Bathgate as to why I don’t use the AC motor to drive the auger in the granular extruder. My first response was that I couldn’t adjust its speed and it would be difficult to gear down. However after some more time … Continue reading

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