To build the V4 extruder, a bit more knowledge and experience will be required in machine building, but should still be able to be done by the majority of machine shops worldwide. The tools required to make the extruder V4:
– Conventional lathe (up to 100 mm stock size, +/- 1m between the centers)
– Conventional milling machine Metric taps (M4 up…[Read more]
The current extruder is built with a 3kW motor, a screw speed controller and an exchangeable nozzle to have various output orifices.
The goal in this phase is to determine the required temperatures, speeds and other processing parameters to optimize the melt quality and extruder output. We also want to size the geometry of the nozzle through…[Read more]
Extruder Development V4
The current V2 extruder has been designed with an emphasis on low-cost to build, ease of finding parts and…[Read more]