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PETmachine, make Your own filament from plastic bottles at home!

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Licence CULTS - Private Use
Last update 2023-05-12 at 10:49
Publication date 2022-10-08 at 12:14
Design number 876420
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Now kits with all non-3D printed parts available to buy at the link below!

----------> [Link to my store]<----------

Buying kit you get PETmachine digital project for FREE!

Machine presentation ->

Assembly video ->

Examples of the 3D prints from the bottle filament:
Coca-Cola bottle:(Coca-Cola bottle)

Hulk:(Lipton green tea bottle)

Plant pot:(Water bottle)

INCLUDED Cutting module ->

Upcoming upgrade -> marker mount (automatic strip coloring)

Upcoming project -> filament splicer

Buying this project once You will have access to all future updates and modules!

What's more buying PET-Machine as a gift from me, you will get totally FREE Cut-Man bottle cutter with handle!

PET-Machine, affordable, modular and easy to assembly device that will help You to make Your own filament at home. Most of the parts are printable, the rest are very simple and easy to get. No soldering needed.

Minimum bed size to print every particular part is 18cmx18cm.

Average cost of the all parts excluding printed elements oscillate around 70-110$.

Bill of materials:

- AC power cable (IEC C13)
- AC 08 power socket
- x2 6810 ZZ or 6810 2RS bearing
- x3 608 2RS or 608 ZZ bearing
- E3D STANDARD Volcano hotend
- Silicon sock for hotend
- Volcano nozzle
- Drill 1,7mm / 3,5mm / 5mm

- Mean well LRS-75-12 (100-240V AC)
- PID temperature controller REX-C100FK02-M*AN (100-240V AC) RELAY OUTPUT
- 12V 37D metal gearmotor (30RPM)
- PWM motor controller 5A
- 40x40x10 12v fan
- Type K thermocouple
- 3D printer heater 12V 40W

All screws are DIN 912 / ISO 4762
- x10 M3x5
- x1 M3x8
- x40 M3x10
- x8 M3x16
- x14 M4x16
- x1 M8x40
- x4 M3 normal nut DIN 934 / ISO 4032
- x1 M3 nylon locking nut DIN 985 / ISO 10511

and some wires and terminals.

Project contains .stl and .step files, bill of materials (with links to aliexpress/amazon), link to instructional video how to assembly PET-Machine and helpful tips how to print particular parts.

Feel free to edit parts dimensions for Your needs, specially sockets for bearings. Every 3D printer prints a little bit different. If You have problems with parts fitting and You don't know how to change dimensions let me know I will help You!

As a gift from me, you will get totally free Cut-Man bottle cutter with handle!


If you would like to sell/use my designs commercially you will need to be an active "commercial" tier patreon subscriber:

The license does not include my digital files, they are NOT for resale or distribution.

PETMachine design is a functional prototype, not a complete product. There is absolutely no warranty, you will make this design at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any damages associated with it.

Do not treat this design as a finished product. If You will find any improvements during building Your own machine I will be happy if You share with me! I could easily overlook something.

3D printing settings

Average printing time: 50-130h (depends of the printing speed)

Average filament weight: 1400g (with supports)

Material for 3D printing: 97% of the parts are made from PLA, just parts having contact with heating head requires ABS.

Project is very complex and particular parts have different printing settings. Everything is well explained in documents attached to this project.


Issue with this design? Report a problem.


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