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Profile gravatar of Danila bimDanila bim
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Fabric!

23/04/2016 at 05:15

Is anybody out there working on making fabric?

Profile gravatar of Joshua Majchrzak
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23/04/2016 at 19:33

I know you can make very small plastic strands that could be turned into fabric.

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Profile gravatar of uaneme
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02/05/2016 at 01:18

https://sites.google.com/site/3dprinterlist/home/filament/plasticbottlecutter

Would that be an option? Cut bottles into loooong strands and then weave a mat out of it, or a basket for that matter?

I guess you are looking for a finer fabric, but this just popped into my mind, when I read the question.

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Profile gravatar of MECANISMES
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03/05/2016 at 11:46

Hi Danila!

I’m Cristina, a textile designer from Mecanismes team in Barcelona.
We are now making the machines first but then, I would work on that! I want to make carpets.

If you want, let’s stay in contact, this is our facebook page and that’s my own personal.

Thank you!

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Profile gravatar of Gregory H
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09/05/2016 at 22:47

Maybe you could use the extruder but instead of a larger (I believe it was 3 mm hole) you could try a 0.3 mm hole to produce very fine stands of string? I’m not sure yet, I just found this project today and have yet to start making all the production elements

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Profile gravatar of Dario Zanon
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10/05/2016 at 16:12

I guess that you’re on the right path @epickitten, to extrude a filament. I’m sure that it could be done, it should be a balance between temperature, pressure and injector.

It’s a big deal! Good luck!

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Profile gravatar of RedGurrillia
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07/06/2016 at 15:33

maybe rotate the extrusion machine 90 degrees, (so the nozzle is pointing down) and let the strands/fibres go straight into a bucket of water, cooling them down before the break or stick together?

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Profile gravatar of John  Lindsay
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22/08/2016 at 11:39

Fleece material was invented by someone trying to recycle plastic.

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Profile gravatar of Sam Bartlett
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03/09/2016 at 00:19

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Polyester-Fleece.html

I think we need a new machine for yarn….

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Profile gravatar of karla
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20/03/2017 at 22:37

Hi! Were you guys able to make the machines to make fabric? I’m trying to do the same thing from PET bottle to polyester fibers.

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Profile gravatar of nonkonform
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21/03/2017 at 17:43

Maybe interessting for some

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Profile gravatar of Guillaume Schoubben
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01/04/2017 at 18:43

Hi,
Perhaps machine based on the principe of the cotton candy machine ?

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