Over my long service leave in March 2016 I purchased a filastruder and winder to make my own filament of any colour I like 😀
The Filastruder takes about 24hours per Kg of ABS with the 12V supply I have, but will look at replacing with a 19V one. However I’m really happy with the quality of the filament it produces.
Once I’ve tuned the temperature in for the colour I’m using, I am consistently getting 1.75mm +/- 0.04mm
The winder works by detecting the droop of the extruded filament via the laser and light sensors, which when in auto mode will control the motor speed.
Once I had it all working I mounted it on a frame so I can wheel around house.
First print with ABS
Check out my cardboard filament spool design that can be made with a laser cutter (or a pair of scissors)