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Filament extruder – basket weaving

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Pim van Baarsen pimvb

Filament extruder – basket weaving

12/01/2016 at 11:40

I have a basic ideas to do some prototyping with plastic wire. The one that comes from the filament maker Will start with some very simple models and see if the material suits the technique. Otherwise I will make it suit 😉

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19/01/2016 at 12:50
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To make the weaving process slightly easier, I found a bowl to use as a mold.

The first part of the weaving of the plastic ‘warp’ trough the ‘weft’ (ribs) was tough. In this case the warp was to thick and stiff. After some rounds it became easier.

On the go I skipped some wefts, simply by pass them over. That made a huge difference in the weaving ease.

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19/01/2016 at 17:24
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Decided to make it a hat.
That made the technique slightly different.

To make the brim, the weaving needed to make an angle. Therefor I used some round-bars.

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24/02/2016 at 21:41
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Finally finished the hat 😀

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25/02/2016 at 00:14
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#readyforsummer

warrior
25/02/2016 at 18:05
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Such a funny hat

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new
04/04/2016 at 15:33
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Love your work!

starter
16/04/2016 at 00:02
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This is a great idea! Considering the possibilities of weaving and basket making you could really expand upon this. I’m thinking rugs, mats, and wicker furniture.

new
18/04/2016 at 16:38
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Totally weather proof furniture. There are plenty of current examples on the market of synthetic wicker furniture but they would be much better using recycled plastic.

starter
01/10/2016 at 02:56
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Does anyone know about the equipment that can cut the plastic filament into pellets as it comes out from the extruder?

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