- While there are other desktop filament extruders and plastic grinders on the market, ProtoCycler combines the two and is faster and easier to use. It can produce 10 feet of filament per minute – the fastest extruder on the market, says Oosterman.
- A kilogram spool of filament created by ProtoCycler costs $5 if produced with plastic pellets available for purchase, or is free if produced from used plastic. The cheapest store-bought spool starts at $30.
- ProtoCycler is available for pre-orders at $699 at www.redetec.com.
Students launch desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic
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