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Posted · Building a recycler

What about designing a recycler which would melt failed prints or even pellets and extrude filaments?

That could be a valuable option for any 3D printer specially for beginners, knowing the price of the stuff.

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    Posted · Building a recycler
    That could be a valuable option for any 3D printer specially for beginners, knowing the price of the stuff.
    25E ~ 30E per kilo? that's not terribly expensive really for a hobby ;-)

    BUT. I like the recycle idea. I don't think there need to be a lot of these recyclers. I'll happy turn in my scraps for half the weight in filament. But a consistent thickness is important. Also, go environment!

    PLA recycling should be quite painless as it has a pretty low melting point, and doesn't seem to "lose" a lot of properties/material (no nasty fumes) when heated.

    My main problem with making a recycler is that you cannot build it with a 3D printer :p

    There is also

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12948

     

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    Posted · Building a recycler

    FYI: The filabot wee was just made public open source a week ago, you can find all the plans and part lists on the filabot forum or thingiverse:

    http://filabot.com/forum/topic/design-links-and-video/

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24583

    I am wondering if I am going to build one myself...

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