[Lab] Filament Extruder on KickStarter

James Allanson james.d.allanson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 16:02:04 EDT 2013

It seems like a better priced option than other extruders that have been
made available.

I'm not sure how useful it would be for the lab printers currently.  They
don't have tolerance specs on what their 3mm filament will be at, and it
seems to only make ABS, not PLA.

I think an ideal lab filament extruder would be able to make ABS or PLA in
either 1.75mm or 3mm diameters.  This would make it extremely useful for
both the lab and most members.

The ExtrusionBot is a successful Kickstarter campaign which promises all of
that but its a bit pricey ($625US I think, and no kits, and they aren't
even shipping right now).

I think the newer version of the Lyman extruder can do PLA in theory, but
no guarantees as to what the tolerance would be.

I think the lab having one would be a good concept though.  We would be
able to make very funky colour combinations.  And colouring it yourself
means you know if the colourant is safe.


On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Michel Cuhaci <michelcuhaci at gmail.com>wrote:

> STRUdittle--A tiny/fast/precise/low-cost filament extruder!
> Only 3 days left for participating!
> I just found this Filament Extruder project on Kickstarter, anybody in 3D
> printing or ModLab interested in getting it?  It could be a nice addition
> to the Lab.  I could use one occasionally after I put together my recently
> received (after 16 months delay!) Dual Extruder Bokubot ...
> I could provide some funding towards a joint ownership, (I am thinking
> about the $500 level pledge level).
> Cheers,
> Michel Cuhaci
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