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Making 3D print filament with HDPE

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Baxter Smith joba

Making 3D print filament with HDPE

20/01/2017 at 05:52

Hi Precious Plastic community!

I have been looking through the forums to see if this is already being discussed but was unable to find a recent topic so sorry if this is a repost….

I am working to recycle HDPE plastic into filament and have been able to successfully print with the filament but some issues with a consistent diameter and bumps in the filament (see picture). Has anyone had success with HPDE extrusion that is willing to share some advice? Thank you in advance for your help!

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20/01/2017 at 09:52

inconsistency of diameter can be solved using the puller-roller assembly as ahown in the beta filament maker. i don’t know if or not you hve made and used it.
bumps was a surprise. theoretical it shouldn’t happen. i guess you should shredder plastic in even smaller pieces, i guess i don’t know the exact reason for it to happen

19/04/2017 at 17:10

Impurities/contaminated material?

10/05/2017 at 08:29

Can you please tell the specifications? It is looking interesting.

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