A generic plastic extruder (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
The Filabot makes new 3D printing filament from scrap plastic (Photo: Filabot/Whitney Trudo)
Desktop 3D printers have hit price-points that make them as affordable as color laser printers. But they also share the same problem – replacing the printing medium costs an arm and a leg. A kilogram of plastic filament costs about US$50, meaning the cost of turning your ideas into reality can quickly add up. But now the Filabot, a miniature plastic recycling plant, will provide a wide variety of plastic filaments from scrap.
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