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Filabot Wee Open Source Plans (Update Pending)

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Filabot Wee Open Source Plans (Update Pending) by filabot Jun 8, 2012

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This is a filament extruder that turns pellets into plastic filament. The Filabot Wee is the first system in our product line up. If you have any questions please visit our site at Filabot.com

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can u give an estimation on the date the instructions will come out

It still is open source, we are going to be updating files soon

which is speed for 1kg of 1.75mm

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Dgray001 on Apr 7, 2014 said:

can u give an estimation on the date the instructions will come out

gizmo on May 26, 2013 said:

which is speed for 1kg of 1.75mm

ianjohnson on Feb 19, 2013 said:

Apparently not open source anymore

filabot on Nov 29, 2013 said:

It still is open source, we are going to be updating files soon

jjhcs1 on Oct 3, 2012 said:

is that a worm gear extruder like you find on an injection Moulder?

Claytomon on Jul 27, 2012 said:

Firstly: I'm getting a friend to make me all the metal and teflon parts :)

Secondly: Is there an alternative motor that can be used? Or even somewhere that has all the specs for the motor so I can look for an alternative?

Thanks :)

Claytomon on Aug 1, 2012 said:

Good to see this page is so active :p

kenearl-g on Jul 23, 2012 said:

Does the auger bit actually work? It looks hollow. Is there specs somewhere for the perfect extruder screw shape? I'm a machinist, could possibly make one.

elmom on Jul 4, 2012 said:

Are you going to release source files for this? What software are you using for designing this?

Sweetleaf on Jul 2, 2012 said:

Been following this since the beginning. The one thing I can't find and am really curious about, is the extrusion rate. Would love it if anybody had any information.

simcop2387 on Jul 9, 2012 said:

From all the posts on kickstarter it seems to be fairly slow, like 7-8 hours for 1kg of material. I'm hoping that can get sped up at some point but it's certainly a usable start.

Mando5 on Jul 1, 2012 said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
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amp;feature=player_embedded#!

on Jul 1, 2012 said:

What does that have to do with the filabot?

ShipwreckedMonkey on Jul 1, 2012 said:

Finally, this gets a feature! I was beginning to think there was some kind of Makerbot Store conspiracy going on ;) Now, all we need is the blog to catch up... and maybe do something more than simply repeating the items description...

Seriously folks, check out their kickstarter- The implications of future designs have the potential for awesome-a-plenty!

Taulman on Jun 30, 2012 said:

Good work. Do you know the mm per btu? Or do you know what the extruusion rate is in meter per min/hour?

sirmakesalot on Jun 25, 2012 said:

Very, very exciting work! Looking forward to seeing one on my table eating my failed prints!!

NewPerfection on Jun 25, 2012 said:

That is very cool, especially if you are getting that accurate of filament produced. Something like this could dramatically reduce the cost of printing.

filabot on Jun 23, 2012 said:

The Screw is a 5/8in auger bit. Look at the BOM for this.

I have not included an assembly drawing yet. I will be uploading that soon.

maurin on Jun 23, 2012 said:

Why i don't see any specifications about the screw extrusion shape?

JulioRadesca on Jun 22, 2012 said:

Hey guys, did you see this:

http://desktopfactory2012.ista...

It is a competition and here is the challenge:

Drive down the cost of filament by creating a machine. The first team/person to build an open source filament extruder for less than $250*(calculation details below) in components can take ABS or PLA resin pellets, mix them with colorant, and extrude enough 1.75mm diameter +/- .05mm filament that can be wrapped on a 1kg spool.

filabot on Jun 23, 2012 said:

We have seen this competition, we have entered. and we are just working on the extruding of PLA.

OSPrinting on Jun 12, 2012 said:

I was looking at your nozzle and I noticed your extruding at 1.6mm. Wouldn't you want to make it bigger than your final diameter since the plastic would cool and shrink.

filabot on Jun 9, 2012 said:

Thanks Mouritsen, The filament that it is currently producing is 1.75mm dia. +/- .05mm.

There are no bubbles in the filament. It is some really great stuff. We have printed with our filament and it works great. We have a "youtube" channel where we have a few videos showing the system working.

The Filabot Reclaimer is our system that has a grinder so that you can recycle your old prints, soda bottles, milk jugs.........the list goes on and on.

tlalexander on Jul 2, 2012 said:

Good ol "youtube". ;)

mouritsen on Jun 9, 2012 said:

Good job putting this together so fast. What is the quality of the filament? Is it uniformly round? Is it a consistent thickness? Does it have any bubbles in it? Have you printed with it and if so how does it perform compared to commercially produced filament? I'd be very interested to see a video of it in action.

jkocurek on Jun 8, 2012 said:

That is what the Filabot Reclaimer is to do. That has the grinder with it.

Skimbal on Jun 8, 2012 said:

Neat. I'd love to see a video of it in operation.

zheng3 on Jun 8, 2012 said:

Could Filabot be used to recycle failed prints?

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