Design and Development of Plastic Filament Extruder for 3D Printing

Mamta H. Wankhade, Satish G. Bahaley

Abstract

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. It is mechanized method whereby 3D objects are quickly made on a reasonably sized machine connected to a computer containing blueprints for the object. As 3D printing is growing fast and giving a boost to product development, the factories doing 3D printing need to continuously meet the printing requirements and maintain an adequate amount of inventory of the filament. As the manufactures have to buy these filaments from various vendors, the cost of 3D printing increases. To overcome the problem faced by the manufacturers, small workshop owners, the need of 3D filament making machine arises. This project focuses on designing and fabricating a portable fused deposition 3D printer filament making machine with cheap and easily available components to draw 1.75 mm diameter ABS filament.

Keywords

ABS, 3D printing, Extrusion, Single Screw Extruder

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