Filabot 3D Filament Recycling

The Filabot Recycling Service

The Filabot Recycling Service is something we've been working on for quite some time. It's been developed into a fully fledged service for users who are working with filament and other materials in the 3D printing space and want to be environmentally friendly with their practices. 

It currently costs us $5.80 to recycle one pound of failed prints back into filament. We’re not making money on this. But it’s worth it. We want to be as transparent as possible and realize that this isn’t the end-all-be-all solution. Rather, it’s a stepping stone towards an ever-evolving service that values our customer's needs. As more users sign-up, costs will decrease and more possibilities will open up for where we send, use and donate our filaments.

How It Works - Updated 10/10/17

  1. Go to our product listing
  2. Weigh the failed prints
  3. Enter the quantity of failed prints in the quantity box
  4. Place Order
  5. Mail failed prints to Filabot


  • PLA Only
  • Ship back in boxes
      Filabot 3D Print Recycling Service

        Filabot Extrusion Testing

        Using the full suite of Filabot machinery we will create and test your materials for filament extrusion in a timely and tested manner. Using our Filabot EX2, Spooler, Dryer and other performance-enhancing technologies, we're able to extrude your materials into filament to test whether or not they are extrudable.

        Extrusion Testing is used to verify if a customers grade of plastics and materials work for extrusion on our systems. The goal of this test is to prove that our machines perform well so customers can be sure that their polymers work before they buy our full Filabot setup. 

        How It Works 

          1. Customers send in 1/2 gallon of materials for extrusion testing. 
          2. After reviewing and discussing the needs of the filament with the customer, Filabot engineers extrude and use our machinery to test your specific materials.
          3. We'll send you our findings in a report, including data and information outlining the performance of your material on our machines. 

        Filabot Extruded Recycled 3D Printing Filament

        Filabot Filament Extrusion

        Do you need a type of filament made for a specific project? A once or twice a year material that is not cost effective for your company or project to develop on its own? 

        With our Filament Extrusion Service, we will work with you to extrude any given material that can or might be able to be extruded into usable filament. 

        Understanding what goes into the process, development, and testing of each material is important and we will use our expertise in order ensure you are satisfied with the results and final filament of the polymer you want to extrude. 

        Purchasing Custom Filament Extrusion

        Each custom extrusion is unique, depending on time constraints, types and amounts of materials. To request a quote and work with us to find the right price, email us at with the subject line "Filabot Filament Extrusion" or give us a call at 802-505-6772.

        From there we will work together to create and develop a simple plan that is unique to your specific needs.