Since the proliferation of 3D printing the price of fabrication has significantly gone done to the raw material and initial 3D printer cost. Nonetheless there are still plenty of wasted resources when it comes to 3D printing, such as failed prints and when printing several iterations of one design. Costing makers money.
Today, that all changes, SolveLight Robotics will tell you how you can print money! You’ll only need a few things to get started. The first item on our list is the Filabot Orginal EX2 Professional Filament Maker. Next on our list, you’ll need the Filabot Spooler. Third item on our list you’ll need a heavy duty grinder to grind all your failed prints down to a usable form, generally grinding your materials down 3 times should do the trick. The Last and final item on our list is the failed prints sitting in the waste bucket and filament pellets.
The Filabot Original EX2 Professional filament maker is what makers need in order to efficiently utilize their entire filament. Secondly, the best thing to do with failed prints is separate them by color and the material they are made from, for consistency. After sorting, comes grinding simply take your heavy duty grinder run the filament until there are no big pieces. Take a scale to make sure you know how much filament you are using then once you have your exact weight, load up the hopper with matching material pellets as a base with the grinded up filament and your ready to start making filament. Once you come to this step, take your Filabot Spooler attach an empty spool then start extruding your filament until your spool is filled up. Now you have a useable spool of filament to use or sell.
When choosing a Filabot, understand that there are differences between the two models that are being sold. The first being the speed the two Filabot models can extrude, the EX2 has a 251ipm (approximately 2 pounds of filament in one hour) extrusion rate compared to the Filabot Original’s 40ipm extrusion rate. The second difference is the EX2 has a patent pending feed screw that is based on industrial feed screws, which give better results at a faster rate.
Let us know any questions you have come across from reading our Filabot review and how you can make money from this great technology. For makers who print a lot the Filabot is a necessity and will save you 90% of your wasted filament material, great for universities, business, and consumers alike! We hope you enjoyed reading, to stay up to date on trends, products, and news visit our blog and facebook page. Thank you for reading!