This setup consists of the two units, the Filabot Reclaimer and the Filabot Pelletizer that can be used with the Filabot Extruders to recycle failed 3D prints and other solid plastics into new filament. This setup is bundled together because the Reclaimer and Pelletizer work together in the recycling process.
The Filabot Reclaimer is a two-stage shredder and granulator unit designed to break down plastic into a size compatible with Filabot extruders. The shredder “Stage 1” breaks down larger plastic chunks into a size that can be loaded into the granulator “Stage 2” for final size reduction. This two-stage approach improves the versatility of the Reclaimer for use with a variety of material types and shapes which may break down differently, allowing the user more control over the final output. The Filabot Reclaimer also includes a smart control system that provides for maximum safety.
The Filabot Pelletizer chops filament into pellets for the final extrusion of filament. This unit connects to the Filabot Spooler using a guide tube and mount that allows for regrind shavings to be directly chopped into pellets. From there the pellets can be extruded into printable filament.
Assembly Required - The Filabot Reclaimer is shipped in three separate boxes. Assembly is required to use the unit. Two people are needed for assembly and moving. See the user manual for more details.
Recycling plastic is a process when followed correctly produces high-quality filament. Producing printable filament requires these steps using our Filabot hardware.
1. Grinding Plastic - Filabot Reclaimer
2. Dry Reclaimed Plastic to Remove Moisture - Can be done with an oven, desiccants, or standard polymer dryer.
3. Granular Plastic Extrusion - Filabot EX2 or Filabot EX6
4. Chopping Filament into Pellets - Filabot Pelletizer
5. Pellet Extrusion into Final Filament - Filabot EX2 or Filabot EX6
Filabot Reclaimer Specifications
Power Input: 115VAC-10A or 230VAC-6.5A 50/60Hz 1-phase 1550W MAX Input Connector Type: IEC 320-C14
Weight: 57kg (125 lbs) - Ships in three boxes
Shredder: Rotating Blades: 0.25” Wide A2 Hardened Steel Fixed Blades: Reversible 0.50” 4140 Steel Plate
Granulator: Rotating Drum: 0.20” x 0.20” Cutting Teeth 17-4 SS Hardened Fixed Blades: Reversible 0.50” 4140 Steel Plate. Minimum material thickness for the shredder input is about 0.030" or 0.75mm
Filabot Pelletizer Specifications
Power Input: 115VAC-10A or 230VAC-6.5A 50/60Hz 1-phase 1550W MAX
Input Connector Type: IEC 320-C14
Adjustable Speed Control
Weight: 18kg (40 lbs)