Ok I know that Dave has already come up with a “3d filament extruder Prototype” but I think the “add-on setup” to Dave’s Extruder as shown in his video is quite space consuming. I also saw the Lyman-Mulier extruder, which although also great, is quite small in terms of production capacity. But some elements from it can be borrowed and used in conjunction with Dave’s Extruder. The sketch below illustrates it.
here the extruder, winder and LCD display is from Dave’s design and the puller roller, width sensor and the placement of a single yet powerful fan is from Lyman-Mulier extruder.
Well the thing is I dont know an awful lot about electronics so i need your help in combining the codes/programs of both the machines as well as help me understand what part serves what purpose and is there anything thats unnecessary.
i want to build the machine asap and here’s what i need from the machine-
- good production capacity at about 1-1.5kg/hr
- display width of the filament
- automatically wind the filament
- display the amount extruded
- automatically rectify the temperature if there is change in diameter with regards to the preset value
if you haven’t seen Lyman-Mulier extruder here is the link Lyman-Mulier Extruder