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SamSmith17

Precious Plastic Small-scale extrusion screw for plastics recycling

by SamSmith17 Feb 14, 2018
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Thank you for posting this. I metal cast and am building a wax extruder, so I will probably end up casting this and using it at some point.

The only issue I can see is that the screw is way too long to be printed in one piece on my printer bed. Do you think you might be able to cut the model up into pieces? That way it could be enlarged and still printed out and assembled. Maybe one version with 6 segments for huge prints and one version with 3 or 4 segments.

I wish I knew how to 3D design items because I'd do it myself and post it for others but for now I've got to depend on the kindness of those who can!

I figured out how to use meshmixer and cut up the model into 2 remixes for people who want to print out the screw in smaller parts and glue/weld it back together.