A universal paste extruder for your desktop 3D printer.
Go beyond plastic: print silicone, Nutella, wood filler + much more.
The Discov3ry is an affordable paste extruder that can easily be added to almost any existing 3D printer. It will expand the range of materials beyond molten plastic, to include a wide range of pastes.
3D FDM Printer Compatibility
The Discov3ry will work with almost any desktop 3D printer system that uses fused deposition modelling (FDM). That is, if your printer uses plastic filament, it is almost certainly compatible with the Discov3ry.
For further details about compatibility, please check out this article.
Discov3ry Cartridge Packs
The Discov3ry Extruder system works by dispensing a soft material that the user loads into a syringe cartridge system. The Discov3ry Extruder forces the paste through a feed tube, and finally an extruder tip mounted to the 3D printer head. We will be providing a 6 cartridge starter kit with each Discov3ry extruder. If you feel you'll need more, an additional 6-pack set of cartridges can be added to your shipment.
Each Cartridge Upgrade Kit contains 6 of each: 60cc Locking Syringes; 2' Food Safe Tubing; Male Tubing Connector; Female Tubing Connector; Tips (various dimensions from 0.1 through 1.4mm)
Plug and Play, almost...
We've designed the Discov3ry Extruder to be as plug-and-play as possible, you can integrate with your existing desktop 3D printer in just three steps:
Connect the Discov3ry's wiring into your existing extruder motor driver electronics (as E0, or E1 for multi-material 3D printing).
Connect the material feed tube and Discov3ry Extruder tip to the print head of your 3D printer (This can be via 3D printed mount, magnets, or even zip ties).
Make some simple extrusion multiplier modifications to the open-source Slicing algorithm of your choice.
- Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 14"
- Weight: 10lbs
- Number of Discov3ry Cartridges Included: 6
- Electrical Connection: 4x Stepper Motor Leads
- Slicer: Any Open Source (Slic3r, Cura, etc.)
- Warranty: 90 days manufacturers
The lead time of shipment of the Discov3ry Extruder is currently 1-2 weeks. Prices in USD.
For fully integrated Discov3ry Paste Extruders, please go to the Discov3ry Complete.