Useful guides and tutorials for your machines!

Recycling PEEK: extrusion walkthrough from regrind to filament

Our experiences with the recycling of shredded polyether ether ketone (PEEK). Starting with a batch of PEEK regrind, we adjust the extrusion settings for optimal filament quality.

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.

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.

PLA colored filament: extrusion walkthrough using masterbatches

This extrusion walkthrough shows how PLA colored filament can be produced using virgin PLA pellets and masterbatch pellets which contain pigments.

Tips and tricks about using the shredder SHR3D IT

This page describes possible minor problems that may occur with using the SHR3D IT and how to work around them.

Cleaning the shredder SHR3D IT

Cleaning the SHR3D-IT properly will increase the quality of your recycling results. It is important to clean the machine carefully and correctly, so that the shredded material which ends up in the granulate collector only consists of the pure material and no different plastics mixed together.

Guide: purging/cleaning the Filament Maker – Full version

The purging process-walkthrough for upholding your extruder’s performances.

Filament Maker reparation: diagnosing faulty heaters

If you think your heaters are faulty, our Service team might ask you to perform a heater diagnosis.

Filament Maker maintenance: replacing the nozzle

Changing the nozzle of the machine does not have to be done very often by default. The nozzle should be changed when it is fully of partially clogged, dirty, or when a different size of nozzle is required.