Topic: Anyone tried making composites for a Filastruder?
I'm just getting my Filastruder + Filawinder together, and after looking at the posts of the different materials, I have decided that I wish to try making composite filaments. The first I'd like to try is conductive, since I have a thing for electronics, and already have plans for a 3d design that will incorporate it.
Unfortunately, the only instructions I have found on how to mix graphite (or any form of carbon) with plastic is this video:
Hopefully I am wrong about that...but I still would appreciate any existing experience or even opinions before I begin experimenting.
Of course, I will make sure to use large diameter, wear-resistant nozzles in my 3d printer whenever I use composite materials.
When I have results, I will definitely post them here and in the Filastruder section.
Dual-extruder MaxMicron Prusa Mendel: RAMPS 1.4 w/ Repetier Firmware+Full Graphic LCD Controller, stock hotends, injection molded bowden extruders w/ hobbed gears, insulated enclosure w/ 2 heat lamps, RPi 2B+ w/ Repetier Server.
0.1-0.2mm layer height, heated bed w/ PEI surface, inductive-sensor autolevel, 0.5mm to 0.2mm nozzle diameters.