Articles with with all the information you need to fully exploit your filament extruder!

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.

Guide: Material selection – Choosing the right polymer

Properties and processability should both be taken into account when selecting your 3d printing material.

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.

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.

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.

Guide: purging/cleaning the Filament Maker – Full version

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