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    Elastic Cord Wrap Ends

    I end up with filament spools with just a few wraps left on them, so it is nice to have little items to print.

    Elastic Cord Wrap Ends-3d-printed-elastic-cord-wraps.jpg

    Use what you have ... ... and Brenda has elastic hair ties which make nice cord wraps when used with these 3D-Printed ends.

    Elastic Cord Wrap Ends-end-filament-spool-items.jpg

    Also work to hold other items ...

    Elastic Cord Wrap Ends-elastic-wraps-other-items.jpg

    The .STL files for 3D printing are on GrabCAD
    https://grabcad.com/library/cord-wrap-3d-printed-1

    Nothing fancy... but they work for what I need.

    ... CHEERS!!

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    Brilliant! Much more convenient than Velcro tie. I use the big brother tarp ball type ones for everything. But I've been wishing there was a small version. Now if I only had a 3D printer.......

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    Yes , would say the same, brillant !
    For those who don't 3D print, I wonder if this couldn't be done with simple buttons, big buttons from a coat for example, the kind with a loop under.
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    Thanks MetalDesigner! We've added your Elastic Cord Wraps to our 3D Printing category,
    as well as to your builder page: MetalDesigner's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Noticed this Today ...

    Video Talks about using Recycled Plastic to make Plastic Molded items & 3D-Printed items




    Someone asked me if there were any machines out there that could chew up and recycle plastic items to make 3D-Printing filament.

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    When it comes to talking about the process of making the filament for 3d printing DIY is possible however a lot of knowledge in recycling plastics is required. most production type recycling centers start out with a prewash then sorting, cutting then wash and dry which will cause a reduction and thickening in size due to the heat involved then pelleting, mixing,extruding cooling winding and so forth.
    One of the things a DIYer would be doing would he would start out with all like plastics this would negate the sorting operation.
    Our machines would be a lot smaller as well but one very important thing is a near steam washing and rinsing the hotter the better hot air drying will further cause reduction and thickening.
    For the grinding operation think of a machine constructed much like an industrial sausage grinder but with 2 sets of counter rotating blades for the string extrusion machine it could be another similar machine as the sausage grinder but with a tapered screw but with a near solid rubber packing that it must turn through which helps to force the plastic pellets to a high pressure to feed a piston pump forcing the now heated liquid plastic through an orifice next you will need a series of pulleys to pass the filament string over to allow for cooling lastly will be a spool winding machine,
    Here is a good site to help explain the process of re processing plastics
    Information about plastic recycling machinery, grinding washing and separation technology
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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention and very apropos considering last Friday, April 22 was Earth Day 2016.


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