Recycling PLA: extrusion walkthrough from regrind to filament

Our experiences with the recycling of shredded PLA. The goal was to produce 2.85mm filament and assess its quality. The influence of drying the regrind before extruding it was also analyzed.

Safety and user manuals: Filament Maker, Shredder, Dryer

Please read all safety instructions carefully prior to use. User manuals contain useful information about the main features of the Filament Maker and the Shredder.

Filament Maker Firmware updates

Here you will find all the firmware updates that we have released for the Filament Maker up to today. Loading the latest version is very important to keep getting good extrusion results.

Recycling PET bottles into filament: shredding and extrusion walkthrough

Our experiences with the extrusion of PET bottles into 3D printing filament: shredding and extrusion walkthrough. In this study we prepare the PET bottles, shred them, and perform several adjustment steps to find the optimal extrusion settings. The quality of the filament is analyzed.

Machine features: shredder SHR3D IT

Here are the main features and parts of our shredder Shr3d It, presented with drawings and explanations.

Troubleshooting: preventing oval or flat filament

A very common problem during filament extrusion is that the filament produced with your filament maker is oval or flat shaped. Filament ovalness (or flatness) can cause 3D-printing problems. This deformation of the filament can have two different causes, which will both be discussed here, as well as potential fixes.