Open Source SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler turns leftover filament bits, bottles & fishing line into pellets for 3D printing.
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Now You Can Easily and securely Cut and Shred all your leftover Plastics: such as cable ties, plastic bottles, leftover 3D printer material, fishing line and much more.
-What ? Shred-Buddy3D? What can it do?
- Producing Flakes / Pellets / Granules:
- Leftover 3D Printer Filament - Pellets
- (PET/PETE) - Plastic bottles - flakes / granules
- (Nylon,Polyamid) - Monofilament Fishing Line - Pellets
- (Nylon) - zip ties - Flakes / pellets / granules
- (Nylon) - String Trimmer line - Pellets
- (many materials available) - Hot Melt Glue Gun Sticks 7,20mm - 7,50mm - granules "testings still in process"
In most cases, any material is different in diameter or shape. For this reason we have a fast-swappable System in form of various slide-tubes implemented.
The shredder-element consists of a sharp HSS drill, which are known for their long durability. The bottle slicer can be easily fitted back to full cutting capability with a standard cutter blade.
-Firmware for ATtiny85
-Wiring/PCB Layout as SVG and Gerber (with and without Copperfill)
-BOM/Shopping List with Links and more info
-3D Printing Parts as .STL
SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer
The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - Share Alike - CC BY NC SA
Reason for this BuildDo you own a 3D printer like most Maker and DIY'ler?
almost run out of filament? ... Again? What to do with the last few meters?
well... Make Pellets/Granules of it and use these to create new Filament with a Filament Extruder or an DIY Pellet extruder.