A New Ultra-Compact Filament Extrusion Device
(3Ders.org) Ben Fishler has constructed an easy-to-use filament extrusion version for home hobbyist users. Fishler’s latest filament extrusion device, STRUdittle is an ultra-compact device and can make ABS filaments with extrusion rates of 12-24″/minute at only 5V out of the rated 12V motor. The precision on this extruder is high, “it can get up to +/- 0.05 mm tolerance on the extruded spool material when using the free-hanging floor coil method and +/-0.03 mm tolerance on the extruded spool material when using the auto-spooler,” writes San Diego based Fishler.
STRUdittle has been designed to be a compact, fast, precise and low-cost filament extruder. The machine measures approximately 9.5″ wide x 6.4″ deep 4.3″ high (primary hopper/motor excluded). The electronics enclosure unit is detachable and can be placed in the most convenient spot.