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The Filabot EX2 system is our entry-level extrusion system, designed to be simple for those who are just starting to make filament. The EX2 features a compact three-stage extrusion screw made from hardened and polished high-carbon stainless steel. This proprietary, patent-pending screw is designed to pressurize plastic during the extrusion process, assisting in diameter control and boosting the overall output. The mixing capability of the screw is enhanced by the utilization of a progressive compression section, which applies shear force between the polymer and the barrel wall. The EX2 also features extrusion speed control. The speed control board includes an automatic, variable voltage control module that is engineered to regulate the precise RPM of the screw as forces fluctuate in the extrusion process. When used with the Filabot Spooler, tolerances of +/-0.05mm can be achieved at a rate of 2 lbs an hour.
Extrudable Plastics: ABS, ABS Flame Retardant, 4043D PLA, 3D850 PLA, 3D870 PLA, PC, HIPS, PETG, and WAX. Lower Melt Flow Polymers
Extrusion Rate: Over 2 lbs (0.91kg) of filament per hour (About 250 inches per minute using 4043D PLA @ 1.75mm)
Filament Sizes: 1.75mm and 2.85mm
Material Input Size: 1/8in (3.18mm) pellets to powder.
Material Capacity: Hopper Volume - approximately 26 cubic inches (426.1 cubic cm)
Screw Void - 1.75 cubic inches (28.8 cubic cm)
Temperature Control: PID Controller, One Zone
Feed Screw and Drive:
0-35rpm Speed Control
85in lbs (9.6 Nm) drive force
General Purpose Custom Designed Feed Screw
L/D ratio: 12
Universal Power Input: 110 VAC or 220 VAC - 50 to 60hz - 500 watts
Physical Characteristics: Weight 28 lbs (12.7kg) and dimensions of 18in x 7in x 9in (45.75cm x 17.78cm x 22.86cm)
Full 1 Year Warranty
**Voltage Note - the 110VAC or 220VAC specific to the country that you are going to be using the extruder system in. There is no operational difference between the 110VAC or 220VAC.**
Below is a diameter of PLA filament that was extruded on a Filabot EX2 system. Tolerance is well within the +/- 0.05mm tolerance.