How to make Portable Homemade Filament Extruder
Poudel, Bijaya (2015)
Arcada - Nylands svenska yrkeshögskola
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The main purpose of this thesis is to produce homemade filament extruder. The filament should be suitable for the use with FDM 3D printers. The dimension of the filament required is 1.75mm.The quality expected is the normal filament which should be able to feed on 3D printers. This extruder is especially for the 3D printer. The extrusion system only for the filament are not common and are only made by several makers and engineers around the world. The cheapest filament extruder on the market are still expensive comparing to the 3D printer itself. The normal price of extruder is around 2 times the price of 3D printer. This thesis project enables people to make filament extruder under 200 euro. The filament extruder that was used in Arcada UAS was too big and expensive for 3D printing purpose. The new homemade filament extruder would save lot of cost for those who need only filament for any purpose. Students, researchers and anyone who is willing to make their own filament can use this homemade extruder rather than buying a filament. This homemade extruder will be a portable machine so it is very easy to work with in office or while travelling. The extruder itself is small so, the maintenance cost for this extruder will be less. This thesis explains each steps that are needed to build the extruder.