Build an extrusion machine
|Building time||5 Days|
|00:46||**||Making the hopper|
|02:22||***||Making the barrel|
|04:48||****||Making the nozzle|
|07:05||***||Making the barrel holder|
|08:44||***||Making the framework|
|10:43||****||Connecting the electronics|
|15:03||**||How to use the machine|
Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. These lines can be used to make new raw materials such as 3d printing filament, make granulated plastic, spun around a mold, or used by you in new and creative ways.
You can find all the technical drawings to build this machine in our download-kit. They are divided into different steps and contain all the dimensions you need to build the machine.
Below you can find a 3D visual of the machine, just to give you a basic understanding how it works, click the button to turn it around. Detailed CAD drawings can be found in the download-kit.
The extrusion machine has quite a specific output, a line. This is well suited to make new granulate and 3D printer filament. However, use your creativity and you will find other applications for it as well. Change the nozzle for different shapes and sizes, turn it around a mold to make lamps or a handle for a knife.
There are a lot of things you can do with this machine, you could customize it or make completely new molds we couldn’t even imagine. In our forums you can share your hacks and creations. The most interesting and useful ones are shared on our extra page. Below you can see a few creations for this machine.
Got questions, need more information, or something is just not fully clear? Please visit our support page, or directly visit our forums. This is the best place to get in touch with the community and to get an answer to your questions.