Using rubbers

Hi all,

I was wondering if these machines would work with rubbers as well? Like old tires and such. It would make a great addition for creating toys.

Thanks!

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Yes it should be possible. Just be aware that many tires have additional materials in the besides rubber, such as silica for heat-resistance, textiles for strength etc., which might cause problems in your extruder. Grinding them down might be tricky too 🙂

I think tires might be vulcanized. Which makes them hard to melt down and remold.