Our new extruder is ready!
Over the last 3 months we have developed our new plastic melt (extruder). With the extruder we melt the shredded plastic waste into the fine cable for the 3D printers (3D printing filament). With the new machine, we can produce much faster and more precisely. So now we can recycle more plastic waste into high-quality 3D printing filament!
Thanks to Johannes Tack from Xeel Gmbh we were able to reuse the components (motor, gearbox, etc.) from an old extruder.In addition to the professional components, we then bought a used industrial switch cabinet at an auction, in which we mounted the Elecktronics in a protected way. Our new extruder runs on strong current and with our inverter we can adjust the speed exactly. We have three heating elements which we can control exactly with our PID controllers (proportional-integral-derivative controllers).
This development is a huge step from our old extruders, which we still built from water pipes and wooden drills!