Pfiercestruder ver1.0

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Pfiercestruder ver1.0 by Chooch Jul 28, 2010

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This is the pfiercest printable pfrostruder around!

I wanted to expand my printing capabilities and instead of actually buying a Frostruder, I came to the conclusion I have an awesome 3d printing powerhouse...Why not just print one?!

This is still in the beta test stage, i'm waiting for my solenoids to arrive, but thought I should release this and see what people think and or can come up with to improve the design.

Update 11/29/10: Now with smaller file sizes


Basically, print and assemble one of everything, except print two bases and two dino livers. Most of the parts are nested together. Also, The spiky dino is optional, the clamps should fit the laser cut acrylic dino that came with the Makerbot. You will most likely need to file and sand the interfaces of parts to get them to fit properly.

10/13/10 Update: I added a single valve plate. It prints ok, but has over hangs were the 8-32 x 1/2 pan head screws heads go. It doesn't seem to effect the function, and hey printing one part is better than two

Update 11/29/10: Now with smaller file sizes

More detailed instructions and BOM to come eventually. Mainly, I'm trying to get www.Pfierce.com up and running, to host instructions for my designs.

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Pfiercestruder ver1.0 by Chooch is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Hello, Thank you for the design. I was wondering where do I get the Electronic board thats int he picture? I believe Makerbot no longer sell these. Thank you.

I've been thinking of printing this because the makerbot frostruder has the solenoids right by the syringe which warms the tube. When you are playing with frosting, temperature is everything.

I think you should be able to just print the solenoid plates and move the solenoids out of the frostruder Mk2

I have a syringe adapter design coming out soon. Although, I need to test it first. I also plan on printing a syringe piston.

Then all you need is to find a 30cc syringe, a 1/8 NPT barb, the solenoids, tubing various nuts and bolts and you'll be ready to extrude things like machinable epoxy!

those dinos are sweet

Wow, looks hot!

Chooch - in reply to bre

Thanks Bre, I think the dinos help with the overall pfierceness of the design. :)

Love it, but why the CC-By-NC-SA license instead of GPL for RepRap/MakerBot project compatibility?

Actually you're right, since it is a derivative of the MBI Frostruder and I did put my maker mark on it for attribution purposes, I think I'm obligated to change it to a GNU/GPL license. Thank you, for the realization.

I went home at lunch and took care of the licensing.

sounds like your job sucks

Excellent! Just doing my bit to keep folks honest. ;-)

You beat me to it :) I was going to try this a while ago, but I never got around to it. You're design looks very robust. Does it support the same other hardware as the frostruder (same 60cc syringe, same nuts and bolts, etc)?

It is robust, I have a slight issue with flatness and when I installed it in on the z-stage it actually bends the acrylic a little, so i'm thinking it may be best to use the laser cut acrylic base parts that came with the plastruder.

I think it's a 30cc Nordson EFD syringe, with an Optimum piston. It's what I had laying around.

The solenoids and hardware should be all the same...I'm using an EFD quick disconnect syringe adapter, but I think it would be possible to design and print an adapter and seal with an o-ring or stopper
like the Frostruder mk2.

Game changer, like using extruded clay as a support material that could then be washed off?

I know! So many things we can extrude! I personally want to print with scotch-weld 2214 epoxy to make some really tough parts.

I was thinking of taking Zaggo's Printruder II and incorporating it so we can switch between tool heads and create multi material prints that would allow for support material.

Some Luer lock tubing would allow you to mount the syringe remotely, and still have the needle down next to the extruder. http://www.smallparts.comwww.smallparts.com has a large selection of that type of thing. Check out the fab at home guys, this is their primary type of extruder!

Wow that's some pretty nifty stuff and a great website for parts! Well, the skies the limit when you have a machine that can replicate stuff. I'm sure something can be easily made with a remote setup like that. Then we just need to just work the coding for the offset between extruders.