Gallery: Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Pla...

 

German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for re-use. Called the FilaMaker, Thymark’s machine is based on a powerful hand-cranked shredder that can be made from steel or stainless steel. He is working on integrating the shredder with a melter and extruder, which will allow the user to recycle scrap plastic into new filament.

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  1. nate pingel November 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Great small machines , just what I need. Web site needs work as I could not sign up. All the best next project; Nate

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