Print With Advanced Filaments | DIY Simple Low Cost Extruder

Introduction: Print With Advanced Filaments | DIY Simple Low Cost Extruder

You can review the first version of atom extuder from here

We designed this extruder to be

- Simple and easy to build

- Low cost

- Compact design

- Low weight

- Small footprint

- Wire management

- Easy to mount

- One active cooling fan for both heat sink and nozzle tip

- Open source

- Can print with various type of filaments


- Advanced filament materials

- Copper, Bronze, Wood, Glow filaments

- Designed to print with flex materials

By following the next 3 simple steps you will be able to build your own.

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Step 1: Prepare the Bill of Materials

Step 2: Get the 3mm Plywood Layout

Step 3: Follow the Assembly Instructions

You can download the complete source file from

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    6 Discussions

    seif Tama
    seif Tama

    Question 2 months ago

    hi ^^
    great work but did u think about how to fix it on the printer ?


    2 years ago

    So, the B.O.M. has no measurements and after ordering a few parts that don't work and then using the measuring tool in an STL Viewer, I thought I'd post my findings so no one else makes the same mistake.

    The U-Groove Bearing is a 4mm(ID)*13mm(OD)*4mm(w). I found them on Amazon here:

    The heatsink I'm still looking for, the first one I tried was this one:

    It's dimensions are 50mm(h)*25mm(w). After using the measuring tool, it looks like the heatsink being used 13mm(h)*14mm(w), although you might be able to get away with it being 20mm(w).

    The drive gear is 11mm(w) but I'm using a 12mm(w) and so far it seems to be ok. Here it is on Amazon:


    Reply 2 years ago

    Also the heatsink can only be around 15mm(h).


    3 years ago

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    4 years ago

    Hi! I was wondering how to 100k thermistor was attached to the 40 watt heater, and in addition, whether there was a certain brand/model of heater you recommended. Thank you for your excellent tutorial!


    Reply 4 years ago

    In addition, the parts list calls for a NEMA 17 motor while the image shows the one you're using as a 16; would either work? Thanks!