Jun.5, 2013

Atlanta-based Hyrel 3D has created a new extruder, which can print with Clay, Plasticine and even Play-Doh and RTV Silicone.

According to Daniel Hutchison of Hyrel 3D, this HYREL Emulsifiable Extruder (EMO1) has several advantages including:

  1. The cartridge-based system, which the user can load themselves.
  2. The ability to reuse the material. Thus it has a very low impact on the environment.
  3. Modular, using Hyrel 3D's patent pending interchangeable head technology.
  4. Currently operated at room temperature, with no extra heat requirements, therefore no chance of getting burned.
  5. Perfect for schools - from Elementary up!
  6. Does not require a homogenized build environment (air ducts do not affect the prints).
  7. Safe and Non-toxic (clay, plasticine & Play-Doh).
  8. Variety of materials is virtually limitless

Watch the videos below to check it out:

1. 3D Printing with Air-Dry Modeling Clay

2. 3D Printing with Plasticine

3. 3D Printing with Play-Doh

The video for 3D printing with RTV Silicone will come soon. To make it easy to swap the extruder out on the HYREL 3D Printer to go back to ABS / PLA, Hyrel 3D has built in a CANBUS to handle all connects / disconnects to each printer. Watch the video below:


Hyrel 3D printer project successfully raised its funding goal in Sep 2012. Its latest 3D printers, Hyrel 3D printer Engines were showcased at this year's Bay Area Maker Faire. The Hyrel 3D printer Engines feature a large 8"x8"x8" (200x200x200mm) build area with multiple hot-swappable extruder head options. every HYREL Engine boasts a robust, all-metal chassis, powder-coated and anodized for durability.

The Hyrel 3D printer Engines start with Tinkerer, the base Engine package, designed for those new to 3D printing. Users can then upgrade this basic package to Hobbyist (+Hot bed platform), Apprentice (+Embedded PC), Journeyman (+1 extruder head) or Professional (+2 Extruder heads).

All HYREL 3D Printers come standard with precision linear slide rails, rated to 20,000 km each before the first manufacturer-suggested lubrication. It features also solid electronics, utilizing a 150Mhz+ microprocessor and built-in CANBUS.

Here is a comparison of all HYREL 3D Printers:


Check out more information on Hyrel 3D's website.


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vincentsodini@live.com wrote at 7/18/2013 8:03:51 AM:

im trying to make one for my capstone project at school, (computer and electronic engenering ITT tech) im not trying to make one to make money or build off and market a desine, i just one one , and the grede of cource, looking in to these is there any way i could look at conseptual material desines, suto schmatics or logic diagrams? im currently lookin at the pursilla mendel styler , but find cumbersome, and looks like it wold fall apart after a while, i was going to have a guy i know CNC a simmilar head, single, and have it 2 types of metal , any ways any input, or desine refrences would be xtreemley and greatly appretiated

Wes wrote at 6/6/2013 8:22:36 PM:

The PlayDoh print doesn't as smooth as the machine shown on April 1st ;-) Have fun working with more materials.

James wrote at 6/6/2013 7:45:46 AM:

Daniel- Can you make me an attachment for my MB Replicator 2 to print play doh :)

Daniel Hutchison wrote at 6/5/2013 4:42:43 PM:

@3dbleh, Yes, we are several months late delivering on our Kickstarter - and you ask a fair question. First, our Kickstarter is a true "project", not "product". As we all know, all projects have their bumps in the road and challenges which pop-up (no-one is exempt from Murphy's Law!). Even products have their bumps as well when it comes to production / delivery. Second, bumps in the road help to make the final product better. Each time we have found or find an issue, we have raised it up to our Kickstarter backers and have asked for more time to make the HYREL 3D Printers better. They are all behind us on this - otherwise, we would have already shipped. Most of them already have other 3D printers and recognize the challenges we have or will solve before shipping. Third, our own Kickstarter backers requested to be able to print with materials, not just ABS / PLA. This is our way of saying, we've done it, and we'll continue with our campaign to do a Material-of-the-Month. Fourth, we have shown constant progress throughout our campaign via our weekly live broadcasts on www.justin.tv/hyrel3d. So, in good faith, our Kickstarter backers have allowed us to continue because they see what we have been doing on a weekly basis. Finally, in all cases, we have done what we said we were going to do, and then some. We are providing more value than what we have initially promised, and will continue to under-promise and over-delivery on value. Excellent Question 3dbleh! If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at: Daniel Hutchison

3dbleh wrote at 6/5/2013 2:55:08 PM:

Why are they announcing a new product when they are 6 months late on their Kickstarter 3d printer? I would be pissed.



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