It is described by manufacturer as:
3D printers use as raw material plastic filament of about 360 m long, coiled. With a coil, we can make some items. But when there remain only a few meters, it is often impossible to use it. This filament is then unusable or discarded. Considering the price, it's infuriating.
It also happens that the filament breaks during printing or on the coil.
The current size of the filament coils do not allow to print large parts. The best solution would be to link together the filaments of each coil. Thus, the size of the printable parts would be no more limited.
From these findings, I have sought to develop a plastic filament welder to:
- Print large parts.
- Reduce filament waste.
- Combine different colors and / or filament materials.
- Making life easier for 3D printers.
- Saving money.
The EasyWelder can weld the following plastic filaments:
- NinjaFlex and other similar filaments
Here is how it works:
It is priced at 69-80 euro range. You decide if it's worth it. I wander if there are any DIY solutions?
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/5726-easywelder-welder-for-plastic-filaments
Something simillar was developed with FUSE clamp:
|EasyWelder tool and clamp|