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Works.. rather too well..
Still lots to be done..
@ppolice .. is that you Gunter..??
Dual blades is just too tight. so back to single blades…
I´ll be trying one soon 🙂
@timberstar yeah we were on 3dHubs years ago and it was terrible.. now 3dHubs says this.. ¨For 3D printing: you operate at least an industrial additive manufacturing machine (no desktop 3D printers only ¨ link here
PM me for more info of how we can partner in the UK.
We have a couple of contacts there already 🙂
Its been 12months since we posted the video
We are OpenSource, that´s why you can buy the latest tested designs at http://www.mahor.xyz
Our Auger hot-ends are constantly improving.. you can put them on most 3d printers that you buy, or build 🙂
That´s why you can buy copies online.. but they are 12 months old…
Hi Butte, thanks for your comments.
Yes, the majority of the cost is for the shredder from 3DEvo.. it works very well and can be used safely in schools with CE certification. I think it´s the best, fastest and smallest solution as the flake size is critical for the smooth flow of PET flakes through the 3d printer.
Our 3d printer is designed specifically for the Spanish guy Mahor´s extruder. We are partners in this and have made several major changes over three years to run directly from ground PET Bottles. The printer contains a Smoothieboard and high quality components that we have tested thoroughly.
For us, it´s the first modular system that people can use PET waste bottles to 3d print with.
It can run most types of plastic, though we prefer PET as we have tonnes of waste bottles and the prints are strong and transparent.
We still need to include an efficient flakes separator… but it´s coming soon..
With one Grinder it can feed about 5 x 3d printers, so with more sales we can get the price down.
Just the transport alone for a 50kg pallet shipment is expensive but it´s all we have to work with for now.
I hope this justifies the cost 🙂
I´m happy to answer all questions and thanks.
Ok.. we are finally accepting pre-orders…!!
When we get to 10 we will order the first batch.
Please message me if you are interested.
Photo of us showing the first one to Kokomo beach last week below 🙂
We will be flying back through the Netherlands on 26th of this month if anyone wants to meet with us.
Should be assembled later this week for first test runs..
Sure, the hot-end is from our partner http://www.Mahor.xyz
Our hopper and other “tweaks” like the grinder, are coming along gradually.
We are looking for sponsors and help so we can get more of them and transport them with us in flight, then setup and run.
Along with @preciousplasticcatalunya we want to take all the plastic recycling machines we can to run pilot demos in developing countries.
Email me [email protected]
YES…!!! Bring anything you want to show and we’ll spend time together.. have a beer.. and speak.. we have a few big jobs to quote for these days.. we need to speak person to person !… I’ll whatsapp u now 🙂
And another ..
More photos 🙂
Hi Everyone, thanks Lot.
No we don’t dry/process the flakes at all.. we just make sure the bottle is clean and dry. The magic happens in the custom auger inside the hot-end from http://www.Mahor.xyz.
We have another one in construction with a tip of 3.0mm it will print much faster and be able to print parts around 70cm cubic.
We would love to have more people interested in running them around the world.
Maybe we can rent/sponsor/lend one, but we need to do a lot of work still..
We’re currently designing it all into one ( safer ) unit (with wheels) about 1m x 1m x 500mm in size.
More soon 🙂
G’day mate 🙂
I’m from Sydney originally ..!
I’m using a custom nozzle from http://www.mahor.xyz he’s a mate so if u need to try one we can send u one.
I have no issues with adding weight to the head as the XY axis are already strong enough.. I am going to try larger nozzles after having great success with the E3D Volcano nozzles at 1.2mm.
I havent had jamming problems at all.. what I have had is heat creeping problems when at 260deg for the PET bottles.. but I’ll work it out soon
Thanks for your message and enjoy summer you bugga..!!
It’s “freeze the balls of a brass monkey” weather over here now..!