What is ProtoCycler?

ProtoCycler is a revolutionary new product that allows you to recycle waste 3D printer plastic into valuable 3D printer filament. It comes complete with a built in grinder, MixFlow extruder, distributed spooling, and intelligent computer control. It's also fully safety certified to international standards, so you don't have to worry about where it's used. Using industry exclusive real-time diameter feedback, ProtoCycler automatically creates filament - safely, easily, and affordably.

ProtoCycler creates ready to use 3D printer filament, so it can be used with any desktop 3D printer. This empowers the user with unlimited creative freedom, as both the economic and environmental costs inherent to 3D printing are removed with ProtoCycler! Designed with ease of use and safety in mind, ProtoCycler is equally at home in the lab, workshop, or classroom. ProtoCycler can save you 80% or more of your filament costs, and completely eliminates your 3D printing waste. If you 3D print, you need ProtoCycler!


High Performance Extruder

ProtoCycler is the best 3D printing filament extruder there is

  1. Patented MixFlow technology for the best extrusion possible
  2. High power, 250W heater with thermal shutoff for the quickest startup times
  3. Nema 23 stepper with 5:1 gear reduction for extreme 1000 oz-in torque
  4. Integrated pressure sensor for increased performance
  5. Thermally insulated drive tube and hopper for trouble free operation


Recycle 3D printed parts with ProtoCycler's grinder

  1. Precision machined, hardened 4140 chromoly steel grinding wheels
  2. High torque 32:1 gearing system
  3. UL Certified electromechanical interlock system for complete safety
  4. Grinder sorting system (not shown) ensures parts are adequately ground

Control System

It's easy to make your own 3D printer filament with ProtoCycler!

  1. Replaceable brass nozzle with filter
  2. Industry exclusive, twin diameter measurement system
  3. High power cooling fan for any material
  4. Proprietary pulling system for accurate diameter control
  5. Built in spread for distributed spooling
  6. 3rd party certified to the highest standards by UL, ULc, CE, FCC, and RoHS

Tech Specs

  • Diameter tolerance: +/- 0.05mm
  • Extrusion speed: Up to 10 ft/minute
  • Electrical usage: 90 W avg
  • Dimensions: 15” x 14” x 9” – 20 kgs
  • Grinder input: 4” x 5”
  • Hopper Capacity: Expandable
  • Max Temp: All metal hot end for most plastics under 260 C

Buy ProtoCycler

$1,299.00 USD