The Strooder Repurposes Pliant Materials for Plastic Printers

By: Jordy E  - May 28, 2014
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
The Strooder is a product that works collaboratively with 3D printers. The small device repurposes small bits of plastic, taking them in and churning them out as materials that one can in turn use for the printers.

In order to produce filaments for 3D printers, plastic must firstly be cut up into small bits. In this way, projects that don't go according to plan can be chopped up and re-attempted. This DIY aspect makes the piece all the more appealing for creative individuals who wish to create their own plastic designs from home.

There is also a money saving aspect that is central to this project which is currently receiving a great deal of attention on Kickstarter. While 3D printers require the purchasing of filament, the substance can be made with leftover scraps via the Strooder.