Apr 5, 2010

toolheads: plastic extrusion = 3D pinter

Early this year I bought myself a plastic extrusion head (plastruder) from Makerbot.  It is fully assembled and ready to go but unfortunately I don't have time to mess around with it until the semester ends.  Having the hardware talk to my current software is the tricky part, it is usually plugged directly to its own open-source CNC control board with its own open-source software.  But since I already have a CNC control board, their software does not work with my control board nor my software does not talk directly to their hardware.  There are a few work-around I've been reading online, the main one by using a Linux-ran software.  This territory is fairly unexplored in the hobby scene so not too many information is available yet.  As I don't have time messing with software, this tool head project will have to wait. 

5 comments:

  1. Under the joint efforts of the technicians and production personnel, plastic extruder our company has possessed vast experience in design and production of the above-mentioned equipment The last few years has seen our products widely used home and abroad.In the spirit of “Production, research, development and reserve”, profile extrusion line our company has always been keeping providing our customers product and service of high quality, aiming at “Sparing no efforts to meet our customers’ demand”.

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  2. Fanchang, was set up in 1994 and located at Zhangjiagang, a beautiful city in CHINA. Since it was first established, Fanchang was dedicated in research, development and manufacture of plastic material handling system and plastic extruder.

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  3. FET has such a track record. As an established reputable provider, FET designs, Polymer extrusion equipmentdevelops and manufactures extrusion equipment for a wide range of high value textile material applications worldwide.

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  4. plastic extrusion is a manufacturing process of converting a plastic material from solid to a liquid state through melting, then, back again to its original state without affecting its distinctive property. It will, then, be cut into the desired shape and length. Scrapped parts from the extruded plastic can be grounded and extruded again, thus, making extrusion a popular way to reduce or recycle plastic waste.

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  5. There is number of rubber extrusion companies, which extrude rubber for various industries like automotive, food processing, medical and other appliances. This process is extensively used for fixed cross-sectional profile.
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