The Filastruder has arrived!

Some assembly required. ..toaster not included…

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The filastruder is an amazing little device that turns bits of plastic (ABS, PLA,HDPE,etc.) into 3D printer filament at a fraction of the cost of retail filament spools. In addition, it opens the door to using recycled plastics for filament, given the proper environment and measures (washing the plastics, extrusion filtering,etc.). Similar in design to the lyman filament extruders and the filabot, the filastruder continues the evolution of open-source, consumer level,  manufacturing and rapid-prototyping equipment. Look for a similar device to be offered on dijit.us which will be designed for recylced raw materials.