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Open Source Pellet Extruder Tool Head for a Desktop 3D Printer
Open-Source Pellet Extruder Tool Head for a Desktop 3D Printer
Senior Design project developed by Jacob Franz
To create an open source pellet extruder for an open source desktop 3D Printer.
This tool head once complete will be the first Lulzbot compatible FPF-style extruder assembly.
- Design a tool head that can be used on a Lulzbot Taz 6
- Design uses components found on a standard Taz 6 tool head
- Cost of toolhead less than $400
- Tool head design adopted to other open source desktop 3D Printers
Bill of Materials
This project is still in development and the final bill of materials has not been finalized.
- 3D Printer capable of printing PLA, ABS, and PETG
- Electric Drill
- All drill bit sizes that will be listed in the BOM once finalized
- Rotary tool (Rotozip, Dremel, anything similar)
- Sanding disks
- Endmills (Various carbide cutter used in carving out the aluminum heater block)
- Digital Scale (0.01g increments and has a maximum reading of 100g)
- Vise (used in securing the heater block when drilling, and carving the heater block)
- Tap wrench
- Metric Hex Wrenches
- 3 mm, 2.5 mm , 2 mm, 1.5 mm
- Fine tip Tweezers
- Auxiliary Lighting
- Any bright light that you can move around and have it focus on one area
Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions