Make Filament. Reuse Waste. Invent Materials.

ProtoCycler+ Filament Maker/Extruder and Recycler

Meet ProtoCycler+

In Good Company

Trusted by Researchers and Educators in the world’s largest institutions. We are Independently Certified and Globally Compliant.

Companies using our Filament Maker/Extruder and Recycler

What We Do Best

Filament Extrusion

We build the best filament extrusion system on the market, against any competitor, at any price point. Our advantage stems from our patented MixFlow™ filament extrusion technology that has a thermally isolated auger, allowing for independent temperature and pressure control. And uses 1 heat zone instead of the 4 heat zones our competition requires.

This extrudes a far superior quality of plastic filament.

Our system also boasts a unique dual optical diameter feedback, integrated cooling and spooling systems, and our software that lets you extrude filament in autopilot.

Filament being extruded from ReDeTec's filament making system

Recycle your 3D Printing Waste

Our system comes with a mechanical grinder that can shred any unneeded 3D prints, rafting or support material, and other 3D printing waste into granules that can be used to make new filament. Our system allows for compounding of plastics with a single screw. Safe for a classroom environment, and you can recycle PLA, ABS, PETG, HIPS, Nylon 12, and more!

Save your wallet, and the planet! Reduce 3D printing filament costs by 80% and recycle all your waste in the process. Whether it's your bottom line, or the planet's... ProtoCycler+ just makes sense.

3D printed pot made from recycled filament

Research and Develop New Materials

The ProtoCycler+ comes with our Command Center software that tracks 20+ parameters related to filament extrusion, allowing you to experiment and create new materials for 3D printing or otherwise. Command Center is the most comprehensive filament extrusion software available.

Powered by artificial intelligence, it is able to learn and optimize new plastics, and can be safely run on autopilot. Frequent firmware updates ensure your system is always top of class, and are free for life.

Filament Extrusion Software on a laptop

The Best Filament Extruder

Want to make your own filament? There is nothing better than the ProtoCycler+.

ProtoCycler+ Filament Extruder (Maker) and Recycler
  • Superior Filament Extrusion

    Our patented filament extrusion technology (MixFlow™) is 3x more efficient than the competition. And produces better quality plastic filament.

  • Advanced Control Systems

    ProtoCycler+ combines a full suite of digital control systems (optical sensors, cooling and spooling, software control) for perfect filament every time.

  • Advanced Extrusion Software

    We boast the most comprehensive filament extruder software. It can assist with creating new plastics or run the filament extrusion process on auto pilot.

  • Integrated Filament Spooler

    Fully integrated distributed spreading and spooling system ensures your filament is neatly spooled and ready to use with any 3D printer.

Our Customers Love ProtoCycler+, and So Will You!

I was impressed at the control my team had in filament prototyping. The hardware and software were much more accessible and comprehensive than the large filament extruder we use for fiber infused PLA. It was very easy to know what parameters to change when prototyping new filaments. The data outputted by the sensors allows you to know what parameters to adjust from basic temp and speed to PID weights. We were able to prototype and extrude new filaments in a relatively short time span. We got the results we wanted. Best filament extruder for prototyping without a doubt!

I love making good quality filament with my ProtoCycler! The menu structure is easy to understand and the ability to load and create new profiles is great. Having the ability to change settings on the fly (through the software) is really useful while experimenting with new materials as changes can be made in real time.

I tried the ProtoCycler+, and it is a perfectly functional device! The filament extrusion software works great. I have nothing but praise!

Very cool tech! I have had a lot of fun being able to personally recycle my own prints and make my own filament using the ProtoCycler+

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reprint

Reduce costs and eliminate waste by recycling your 3D printing filament and other wastes with the built-in grinder. With ProtoCycler+, you can 3D print sustainably, and make your filament go further.

Save money, embrace our green technology, and lower your ecological footprint.

A Fully Equipped Filament Factory

Cooling fan? Check. Filament spreading and spooling system? Check. Twin diameter sensors with intelligent control? Check, check, and check!

ReDeTec Filament Extruder and Filament Maker Device

Cutting Edge Filament Extrusion

MixFlow™ Filament Extrusion uses 3x less energy than competitors, while offering superior throughput and performance.

Cutting Edge Filament Extruder

Independently Certified. Globally Compliant.

No other filament maker/extruder is fully certified to global standards. From the classroom to the lab, we adhere to safety standards for thermal, electrical, and mechanical safety and are FCC/CE compliant. We really care about the environment, so we manufacture in full compliance with RoHS directives.

ProtoCycler+ is the safest 3D printer filament maker/extruder on the market.

ProtoCyler+ Filament Extruder and Recycler