The fastest filament extrusion Bot, makes ABS/PLA in color.

A project in Chandler, AZ by Mark Dill

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The ExtrusionBot is the worlds fastest home built automatic filament extrusion Bot that can make color in ABS and PLA @ up to 4ft / min
Backers: 225
Average Pledge Per Backer: $394

Funded: $88,745 of $10,000
Dates: Jun 14th -> Jul 14th (30 days)
Project By: Mark Dill
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Latest News

Entrepreneur aims to drive down cost of 3-D printing

October 5th - via:
PHOENIX, AZ - This Arizona startup lowers barrier to entry into three-dimensional printing with fully assembled machines that make cheaper filament. (Read More)

UPDATED for my backers!!!! Big new stretch goal

July 11th - via:
A Big new stretch goal will bring new big rewards to all.  When we hit the 100k goal everyone will get:UPDATED for my backers!!!!When we reach 80k --- Free ABS or PLA Pellets. When we reach 85k --- Another nozzle blank so you can drill it to... (Read More)

100K Strech Goal

July 11th - via:
A Big new stretch goal will bring new big rewards to all.  When we hit the 100k goal everyone will get: Free ABS or PLA Pellets. Another nozzle blank so you can drill it to whatever size you want to try. A 8" plastic Spool.An upgrade to pellet... (Read More)

New printer in the lab...

July 9th - via:
We just got a new Makerbot replicator 2 so I threw some 1.75mm PLA from the ExtrusionBot in it and tested it out.  Great quality. (Read More)

Quick Update

July 7th - via:
Hey Guys, A lot has been going on in the last week so I wanted to give you a quick update. Parts- I am already ordering some of the parts with longer lead times so there should be no delays. The printed circuit boards for the SCS (spooling control... (Read More)

The Nozzle Swap Out....

July 5th - via:
Thanks to all my backers.  Because of you everyone is getting both the 1.75mm and the 3mm nozzles.  Here is a quick video showing how easy it is to change them out.  (Read More)

50K and change!!!!

June 30th - via:
You guys rock, we did it. We made it to the first stretch goal. So as I promised every one will get both the 1.75 mm and the 3mm nozzles with their ordered kit or assembled unit. If you thought this one was good, Just wait till you see the next!!... (Read More)

The BIG question... or 3.

June 30th - via:
Q - How is the spooler speed controlled?  What is being measured to let the spooler know to speed up or slow down to keep the filament winding well, but not too tight? Is the filament being pulled on (stretched) during the winding process? The... (Read More)

PLA 1.75 - Gear Print

June 28th - via:
Quick Print with PLA 1.75 filament from the ExtrusionBot.  (Read More)

Inside The ExtrusionBot...

June 22nd - via:
Here is a quick look inside the ExtrusionBot.  Next week I will take some videos of it making PLA and ABS and printing with the extruded filament.  I will include some footage of the inside of the box as it is making the filament also. Thanks all... (Read More)

Quick 3mm_PLA Print

June 22nd - via:
I am out of town this weekend traveling; but I wanted to start posting some pics and videos of printing.  I only had this short one on my lap top.  I will be taking some new better quality videos when I get back next week.   (Read More)

Spool Pics.

June 22nd - via:
Here are some quick pics. of a prototype I made.  (Read More)

Spools Anyone?

June 22nd - via:
Some of you have been asking about spools. I have been checking into a reliable source for them at a good price for my backers. The best I could find are around $30.00. That got me thinking why do we need to spend that much when I could make them for... (Read More)

3d Printer World article about the ExtrusionBot!!

June 19th - via:
Great website with a ton of info on 3D printing.  (Read More)


June 16th - via:
 WE DID IT!!!!  WOW, I am blown away...  We reached our goal in only 3 days. Thank you!, to every one who has helped out so far and for all of your positive feedback.  If we keep this pace up I am going to have to get the stretch goals ready... (Read More)

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