DIY 3D Printer Filament Machine || Plastic Recycler

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A filament making machine, used to melt plastic mulch into useable 3D printer filament.

This project uses a generic PID temp controller module and SSR to regulate temperature of the hot end and a sprocket driven auger bit to push the plastic forward.

Things to improve/watch out for
-the thickness of the filament is hard to control
-the mulch needs to be very dry to avoid bubbling upon extrusion.
-contamination of the raw material clogs up your 3D printer nozzle
-filament needs lots of cooling to not "curl up"
-mulch funnel needs agitating to keep the plastic flowing into the auger

There are many many improvements to be made in the future....

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