Jan.31, 2013

In 2012, Marcus Thymark of Germany introduced his mini DIY shredder that can be used to recycle all your failed prints or any other plastic scrap. A year later, Marcus has improved his system and also started a new open source project: FilaMaker. FilaMaker is a personal filament producing machine that grinds old plastic and make new filament for your 3D printer. You can produce standard 1.75 mm or 3 mm filament by changing only one nozzle.

The FilaMaker is still in development. Marcus is currently making some test with extruders. FilaMaker uses high pressure system which can work with low temperature to prevent degradation of plastic. The high pressure system can be used for plastic molding when you need more pieces in a short time.

FilaMaker uses powerful hand driven mini grinder from Tool steel that can grind all types of plastic products. If necessary it can deal with aluminum cans or electronic products like circuit boards. Special designed high pressure extruder allows easy replacement of different types of plastics without mixing them together. In practice, this means that after processing ABS plastic, you can begin to process PP or PE without any intervention to extruder.

Plastic extrusion is nothing new, last year Filabot launched their personal filament maker on Kickstarter. Filabot can work with plastics such as HDPE, LDPE, ABS and Nylon. But Marcus' FilaMaker uses a different system and it can even work with crushed bottles and shopping bags. This system is being developed for future expansion to a Plastic Moulding Machine. Marcus has also plan to produce Plastic micro pellets or plastic powder using Rayleigh Disturbances.

Marcus Thymark was graduated as CNC programmer. His first job after school was engineer of industrial air conditioning systems for a huge US company. After the global financial crisis and redundancies of employees he moved to a Germany where he set up his machine shop. Now he builds balconies, railings and staircases and in free time FilaMaker.

Time to save up your plastic junk and failed prints for recycling! FilaMaker will be in the market soon. Stay tuned.

Marcus has begun selling his mini shredders. He has two models: one is FilaMaker mini shredder (250 €) and another is Canada (265 €), both are made of tool steel. This month he added new stainless steel version, the price is 250 €. "There is minimum one on every continent now." says Marcus proudly.

Model: Canada

(Standard or stainless steel model with protective casing for gear wheels.)

The shredder is open-source and so will be the whole FilaMaker system. The 3D model is free for downloading here. The PDF files with some ideas how to add chain sprocket or hand crank are available here.

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Eric O wrote at 12/6/2018 7:29:36 AM:

I am interested to by one. wich difference betwin models? ericozanne.fr@gmail.com

Allen wrote at 7/14/2018 2:02:12 AM:

The links to the PDFs & 3D model don't work.

Hashim Dashti wrote at 3/10/2018 8:38:30 PM:

I am interess to your shreader send me more info to dashtih68@hotmail.com where I can buy in Canada or USA. As I am in Miami Hashim Dashti ‭‭+1 (786) 449-7539‬‬

jackquin@eircom.net wrote at 1/18/2018 3:58:53 PM:

Hi there, I am John Quin from Ireland I want your best plastic shredder electric if possible, and if electric not available, can your shredder be converted to electric and could supply a kit for this conversion, and if not, a drawing on how to convert your shredder to electric, I have to purchase plastic bags and put the bulky shopping plastics into the bags and by shredding same I would get 4 times the amount of plastic in one bag saving on bag cost as the bag costs €1-50. Best Regards John Quin price and shipping to Limerick Ireland

Javier Carrion wrote at 1/17/2018 4:30:58 PM:

Hi I'm interested interested in buying one of these. Please sand more information javycarrion@hotmail.com

Jeanne wrote at 1/15/2018 10:10:48 PM:

would like to buy one please email info to jblewis1950@gmail.com

Paul wrote at 10/3/2017 8:13:28 AM:

Well, most of your links to other pages go nowhere. Any idea where the cad plans are now? Thanks.

Tess wrote at 5/24/2017 12:17:32 AM:

Hello, I live in Mallorca and we are fighting to get plastic out to the sea. Involved in cleaning up the beaches with friends and organizaciones from the beach full of plastic pollution. I would like to have more info and interested in the machine. Please email me at tessquintana@gmail.com many thanks.

Pia wrote at 2/15/2017 1:57:07 PM:

Please send me the price, including the shipping fee as soon as possible. I'm from Philippines. I will be needing this as part of our final project. Thanks. @pablicopiamay@yahoo.com

yves g wrote at 2/7/2017 6:38:11 PM:

I am interess to your shreader send me more info to lepereactif@hotmail.com where I can buy in Canada

Roelo Borda wrote at 1/4/2017 4:12:37 AM:

Good morning. I would like to inquire for the price of this particular product. I would also like to know how long will it take to deliver to Manila, Philippines and the other payments if there are such like shipping fee, taxes and more. And also I would like to know if you are selling your product private persons because I will be using your product as a part of thesis project for the completion of our course. That's all thank you. My email address is roeloeneriaborda@gmail.com

Yitz wrote at 12/27/2016 2:42:35 PM:

Hi I'm interested interested in buying one of these. Please sand more information 3dinisreal@gmail.com

niel wrote at 12/6/2016 5:20:26 AM:

hi ! im iterested with this product, how to avail with the model type "canada" shredder ? pls send me a message through email "rancochnb.nbc@gmail.com"

Xinhao Feng wrote at 11/17/2016 4:31:01 PM:

Hi, I am interested this and want to buy one. xfeng9@utk.edu Email me how, thank you. Xinhao

Edwin Rodriguez wrote at 8/16/2016 12:11:24 AM:

Hi. I'm interested in purchasing one unit. My email pazzo1027@yahoo.es

Craig wrote at 8/4/2016 1:13:52 AM:

I want to purchase cmh414@yahoo.com

Jay Mambally wrote at 8/2/2016 2:39:18 AM:

Hi I am very impressed the way its made I love to have made for me if you don't mind what will be cost for tis unit contact at cottoncity@gmail.com really looking forward for email form you. Best Regards Jay

Fritz Mulder wrote at 7/31/2016 12:56:45 PM:

Hi. I am very interested in these granulators. Can you maybe email me a price? fmulder25@gmail.com South Africa

Dakota Marin wrote at 6/21/2016 7:54:37 AM:

Please email me at dm3389@nyu.edu, I'd like to buy this

Henry wrote at 4/11/2016 4:56:41 PM:

Hi, I'm the tech guy at our small charter school. We're very environmentally friendly and trying to do more in our community. We just got into 3d printing. We're looking for more ways to recycle and process recycling. Could you contact us at henry.chung@nlcschool.org so we can get more information? Thank you!

Fred Grondijs wrote at 4/6/2016 2:07:57 PM:

Great product! I would like to buy one! Could you please contact me at grondijs@hotmail.com?

Mike Readman wrote at 4/4/2016 6:01:37 PM:

Good day, I am very interested in the purchase of a unit that can handle the shredding of bottles, small pails etc. Can you please provide pricing and information for Canada? mreadmans@gmail.com Regards

Dave Perry wrote at 3/1/2016 3:09:17 PM:

Hi interested in buying one of your devices as I am leading a group of college students building a 3D printer. If you could contact me at davidpe@shrewsbury.ac.uk

Francis K. Kuria wrote at 2/13/2016 11:01:07 AM:

How can I get one of these?

mike wrote at 12/27/2015 4:52:32 AM:

I would like to get a mini shredder for shredding computer plastic. please contact me at allkewaste2@gmail.com thanks, mike

nico balk wrote at 12/9/2015 6:24:00 PM:

This is exacte what i need So please go faster without hesistation.greatings nico balk

donald mahoney wrote at 12/8/2015 3:32:34 AM:

can I buy your fila maker my e mail is dmahoney941@earthlink.net

Michael Smith wrote at 12/5/2015 4:47:17 AM:

I want one to shred K cups in my community it would be good for the environment and composting coffee too.

ZAR Reslan wrote at 10/17/2015 2:40:43 PM:

Dear sir , Can you customize for us a crushing machine for home appliances in QTYS ... that is a combined machine to crush Glass,paper , metal cans , and paper for aprts . and small house to be used in residential kitchens for recycling garbage . is yes advise to continue talks reply to zreslan@msn.com regards reslan

Gary Beechener wrote at 10/7/2015 2:40:50 PM:

Where can I purchase on of these shredder Please contact me @ garybeechener@msn.com

Juan Carlos wrote at 8/3/2015 8:30:11 AM:

Hello, I want to know if you can like sell blades separately or if you can send me her drawings. Please could you send me information my email addres jc_su2002@yahoo.com.mx Congratulations its a great job.

Darrell Price Jones wrote at 3/3/2015 11:04:57 AM:

I should like to acquire a Filamaker machine. Please provide contact details to darrellpricejones@gmail.com. much appreciated

ips bawa wrote at 2/14/2015 3:01:40 PM:

ips bawa wants drawings to make this and knives as i m allready making crushers but wand this irequire for lumps crushing, ipsafrica@rediffmail.com

Vijay wrote at 2/3/2015 4:42:42 PM:

Where can I purchase on of these shredder Please contact me @ vijay@harrykrantz.com

Mark C. wrote at 10/31/2014 3:40:51 PM:

Where can I purchase one of these. I need to shred large radel material. My email: sahpec30@yahoo.com

Scott Strole wrote at 10/23/2014 5:05:27 PM:

Where can I purchase one of these. I am in need to shred large plastic ships into smaller usable ones for lab analysis. Contact me at sstrole@rsrcorp.com Thanks

nicolas wrote at 9/8/2014 1:51:28 PM:

Hi I too am very interested in purchasing the main head with the crusher knives please contact me at nicolas@nnicohellas.com

Jesper Holmgaard wrote at 9/1/2014 1:58:19 PM:

please make contact on jh@polartech.dk...we are very interested in purchasing your unit in stainless steel. is is possble to come and try it out somewhere ? BR Jesper

alvin wrote at 8/11/2014 11:52:56 AM:

The link for PDF files of chain sprocket or hand crank is missing.

Jeff Travis wrote at 7/9/2014 2:18:41 AM:

I too am very interested in purchasing the main head with the crusher knives. I want to ot only granulate plastics but shred smaller rubber items that end up in the land fill. i.e. garden hoses, vacuum lines etc... Please contact me at "atc@c-zone.net" and let me know how I can purchase. Thanks and great job Jeff

Adenilson Rodrigues da Silva wrote at 4/14/2014 10:03:41 PM:

Hello, I viewed one video of you on youtube and found it very interesting because I have a project to do one of these as a work of completion for my course in mechanical technician, finally, this very difficult escontra knives to use in crusher, the rest I'll adapt, problem is even knives, good to know if you would like to sell knives separately, or if you could send me her drawings for me to try fazelas on the cutter, I thank you, thank you, pliz help me. Thank Adenilson Rodrigues da Silva. email adenilson.rodrigues.silva@gmail.com

mike wrote at 4/14/2014 8:14:00 AM:

This article doesnt say how or where to purchase this product. I want one.

john Taniratna wrote at 4/7/2014 9:03:36 AM:

it look seem can crush all small platic bottle,i will install on tha wheel

Nelson wrote at 4/3/2014 4:50:39 AM:

Hello Am looking to sell scrap printing machines and parts, am located in nigeria and email address is helenbrooks0@gmail.comand my phone number is +2348055120838 Regards Nelson

Wale Okeowo wrote at 3/6/2014 4:51:33 PM:

There is an urgent need for this machine in Nigeria as used water bottle becomes nuisance to the environment. May be I can make good money on this. I need your contact to purchase the existing model to start on a small scale. email: me4u49@gmail.com Thanks

zvi roth wrote at 12/26/2013 11:56:50 AM:

i am involved in developing equipment for griding plastic bottles and cans is the mini grinder is sutiable for quick and easy manually.

Barry Heid wrote at 11/18/2013 5:55:57 PM:

Does this work on very small strips of aluminum? We have a process that generates scrap pieces that are 15" long and about 1/8" wide (except there are somewhat triangular shaped pieces about 1" on each end the aluminum is only .040" thick. My email address is barry@manhasset-specialty.com Thanks,

JOHN tANIRATNA wrote at 6/19/2013 7:59:28 AM:

It look very good for use in small area and good if I can built one to crush all small plastic bottle or where I can buy one in Thailand. MY EMAIL john_taniratna@yahoo.com

jerry wrote at 2/23/2013 1:32:35 AM:

where can i order

Adam B wrote at 1/31/2013 9:59:19 PM:

this is awesome

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