filastruder

Show off your latest creations, whether 3D printed or not
User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:03 pm

got my kit a week ago, just finially got time to print out the required parts

Image

sandy
Printmaster!
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:07 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by sandy » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:56 pm

Envious. I'm saving up.

-sandy

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:22 pm

sandy wrote:Envious. I'm saving up.

-sandy


cant beat $4/lb vs $20 we pay now for a roll

bdjohns1
Printmaster!
Posts: 238
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:50 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Re: filastruder

Post by bdjohns1 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:57 pm

Nice. I'm interested in the prototype one of the guys over on their forums cooked up for chopping up your filament - it seems like the DIY colorant doesn't mix in very evenly, especially when you're just adding a small amount in. One of the guys rigged up something with an extra barrel/augur he had to feed filament in, chop it into pellets, and then capture it for re-extrusion to even out the coloration. Between that, the extruder, and an autowinder, you can have your own DIY filament factory.

sandy
Printmaster!
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:07 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by sandy » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:28 pm

that grinder is going to be Hella-expensive. I looked on ebay and real plastic shredders run 1000-10000 dollars. So I was thinking that it might be possible to make one from a kitchen machine like a food processor or a meat grinder.

the plastic needs to be shredded, not chopped -- so maybe the meat grinder on a Kitchen-Aid?

bdjohns1
Printmaster!
Posts: 238
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:50 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Re: filastruder

Post by bdjohns1 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:38 pm

Oh, you're thinking of the one for breaking down old prints and stuff. The one I saw on the filastruder board (by the guy who made the auto winder for the Filastruder) was using an extra Filastruder barrel and augur, an extra filament extruder drive, and a drill. It's just designed for breaking down filament pieces only.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiqaO-7tZFs

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:22 am

making pasta!!!!

Image

User avatar
Eaglezsoar
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 7185
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by Eaglezsoar » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:35 am

Would that make it a noodlestrudler?

User avatar
mhackney
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 5412
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:15 pm
Location: MA, USA
Contact:

Re: filastruder

Post by mhackney » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:45 am

Very cool. Is this 1.75mm filament you're making? How consistent is it? Have you tried printing with it yet? Does it extrude fast enough that you could feed it directly into the Rostock extruder to print? Curious minds want to know!

cheers,
Michael

Sublime Layers - my blog on Musings and Experiments in 3D Printing Technology and Art

Start Here:
A Strategy for Successful (and Great) Prints

Strategies for Resolving Print Artifacts

The Eclectic Angler

User avatar
Batteau62
Printmaster!
Posts: 399
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: filastruder

Post by Batteau62 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:02 am

mhackney wrote:Very cool. Is this 1.75mm filament you're making? How consistent is it? Have you tried printing with it yet? Does it extrude fast enough that you could feed it directly into the Rostock extruder to print? Curious minds want to know!

cheers,
Michael


I've been "been making pasta" for a little while now. It's as consistent as you are willing to "tweak" it in. ;) I make 1.75mm filament. Speed of extrusion is dependent on a few variables like, temp, plastic formula, colorants, motor strength and speed(beta testing a new one), it's a lot like having a big hot end, only it's not printing. :) I get about 10-14 in/min extruding OSprinting ABS. Here's a pic of my setup:
Filastruder.jpg
Last edited by Batteau62 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-"Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool."
-"As soon as you make something fool proof...along comes an idiot."
-"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison

User avatar
Prozac
Printmaster!
Posts: 132
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:45 pm
Location: kentucky

Re: filastruder

Post by Prozac » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:03 pm

Nice when I thought about getting or maybe making one I thought about gravity , like hanging on wall vertical and spooler to the water bath would be little tricky but plausible.

User avatar
Flateric
Printmaster!
Posts: 825
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:35 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: filastruder

Post by Flateric » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:09 pm

How are fumes? Bad? I notice the venting.
"Now you see why evil will always triumph! Because good is dumb." - Spaceballs

User avatar
Batteau62
Printmaster!
Posts: 399
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: filastruder

Post by Batteau62 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:32 pm

The fumes are noticeable, but not terrible. It's not a fast process, turning 2lbs of pellets into filament can take all day. Hoping to shorten that with the new beta motor. Since I do this in the basement, I just like to keep the family(wife) happy :)
-"Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool."
-"As soon as you make something fool proof...along comes an idiot."
-"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison

User avatar
barry99705
Printmaster!
Posts: 707
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:10 pm
Location: west ohio

Re: filastruder

Post by barry99705 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:24 pm

Heh, I live next door to a plastics company, probably wouldn't even notice the fumes! :lol:
Never do anything you don't want to have to explain to the paramedics.

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:43 am

update:

alrighty, i have gotten my setup going pretty good next to my printer. I have the filastrudrer wired in such a way was i can turn it on and off via OctoPi. The heater will warm to temp and automatically turn on the auger. By default this is connected to a switch that you would have to flip once temp is reached.

at this height i am getting pretty good spooling effect on the floor.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vA8_knucuz8/Uz-UVgi3-3I/AAAAAAAAJkQ/L4id4p8zjSI/w653-h871-no/IMG_20140404_232709.jpg

Ive ordered 10lbs of each PLA and ABS with all the available colorings from OSP
Image

I have started with abs w/ copper type of colorant
Image

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:40 pm

here is some abs with the copper color above

Image
Image

this stuff prints like butta!

User avatar
JohnStack
Printmaster!
Posts: 852
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:07 pm
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Contact:

Re: filastruder

Post by JohnStack » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:34 pm

Batteau62, nice looking rig! You really don't mess around.
Technologist, Maker, Willing to question conventional logic
http://dropc.am/p/KhiI1a

User avatar
Eaglezsoar
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 7185
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by Eaglezsoar » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:47 pm

bubbasnow, that is a very good looking print and to think you made the filament.
Nice color, nice print characteristics equals a good job. Thanks for posting the type of smooth
flowing filament you can produce.

TFMike
Printmaster!
Posts: 306
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:11 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by TFMike » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:40 pm

lymanwiring.png
A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.

Here is a wiring guide, I have very little experience with soldering unfortunately:
lymanwiring.png
Last edited by TFMike on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:45 pm

TFMike wrote:A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.


what was your end price?

TFMike
Printmaster!
Posts: 306
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:11 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by TFMike » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:47 pm

bubbasnow wrote:
TFMike wrote:A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.


what was your end price?


around the same as the filastruder kit, shoulda just gone with that cuz it woulda been a lot simpler, but please help me out if you can brother

User avatar
Eaglezsoar
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 7185
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Re: filastruder

Post by Eaglezsoar » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:51 pm

TFMike wrote:
lymanwiring.png
A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.

Here is a wiring guide, I have very little experience with soldering unfortunately:
lymanwiring.png
TFMike wrote:
lymanwiring.png
A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.

Here is a wiring guide, I have very little experience with soldering unfortunately:
lymanwiring.png

As long as you have all the parts, I would be glad to help with the wiring. Send me a PM about what kind of help is needed,etc.
No costs are involved. I do not charge to help forum members. Just click on my name and choose send PM and we will discuss your needs.

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Eaglezsoar wrote:
TFMike wrote:
lymanwiring.png
A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.

Here is a wiring guide, I have very little experience with soldering unfortunately:
lymanwiring.png
TFMike wrote:
lymanwiring.png
A bit off topic b/c it is not the filastruder but the Lyman V3 that I have sourced parts for and am trying to build, can someone here help me with the wiring? Here is a link to the thingaverse site with the pdf with the wiring diagram in it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:145500

Keep in mind I am just trying to make the extruder itself for now, not the whole cooling mechanism or the spool winder.

Here is a wiring guide, I have very little experience with soldering unfortunately:
lymanwiring.png

As long as you have all the parts, I would be glad to help with the wiring. Send me a PM about what kind of help is needed,etc.
No costs are involved. I do not charge to help forum members. Just click on my name and choose send PM and we will discuss your needs.


i need... a beer

User avatar
Batteau62
Printmaster!
Posts: 399
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: filastruder

Post by Batteau62 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:59 pm

I'll drink to that ;)
-"Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool."
-"As soon as you make something fool proof...along comes an idiot."
-"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison

User avatar
bubbasnow
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Dayton, WA

Re: filastruder

Post by bubbasnow » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:07 pm

bubbasnow wrote:making pasta!!!!

Image



as noted my Elmoret if you look at this picture my two mounting plates weren't perfectly parallel to each other and perpendicular to the mounting board, this causes more twisting when the auger is active and could lead to destruction.

so i made this little assembly jig that you can go ahead and leave in place during assembly, just print 2 of these along with the other included files for the kit and you should be nice and square.

if you are going to use the included electrical box you will have to cut a notch to allow for a flush mount to the forward plate.

Image

here is a link to the thing
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:298429

Post Reply

Return to “What are YOU making?”