Sustainable 3D printing for schools and education with ProtoCycler V3

ProtoCycler V3 For Education

Tomorrow's Technology, for Today's Scholars

Made for Education

ProtoCycler V3 was designed for the classroom. That's why it's the extruder of choice for hundreds of schools around the world.

ProtoCycler makes 3D printing filament for schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

Empower Creative Thinking

Go beyond what's available "off the shelf", and create whole new filaments with custom colours and materials. Allow your students to push the boundaries of what's possible with custom 3D printer filament.

Unleash your students' creativity today.

ProtoCycler is a filament maker system for creating or recycling 3D printer filament

Inspire Change

3D printing in an educational setting can be highly wasteful as people learn and make mistakes - that's the whole point! Teach the benefits of closed loop recycling with ProtoCycler's industry exclusive available grinder, and recycle all of that waste back into high quality 3D printer filament.

Sustainable 3D printing is possible when you recycle your 3D printer filament with ProtoCycler V3

A Complete Educational Ecosystem

ProtoCycler V3 is supported by a complete ecosystem for 3D printing solutions. We offer free tech support for life, as well as extended warranty options. And our pellets and supply packs are the perfect way to ensure your lab or classroom is always stocked and ready to go.

Supply Packs

The Clear Choice

ProtoCycler V3 is the only extruder certified to 3rd party standards for safe classroom use, anywhere in the world. It's also the only system with advanced software for completely automatic operation, meaning your students can spend their valuable time on what's really important - learning and creating.

Learn more about why ProtoCycler V3 is the best choice for your class room or lab.

Create new ideas with ProtoCycler filament maker for 3D printing and recycling


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+

The Extruder of Choice for Eductation

Educators around the world turn to ProtoCycler V3 for these impressive features:

Recycle existing 3D printer waste into new creations. Students can learn and improve their designs, without wasting filament. Lower your ecological footprint and inspire sustainable thinking in your students.


ProtoCycler+ is the only extrusion system for 3D printing that is independently certified to meet UL, FCC, CE, and RoHS standards.


ProtoCycler V3 significantly reduces the cost of running a 3D printing lab, paying for itself over time.

Fits Your Needs

ProtoCycler+ works with any FFF and FDM 3D printer, and was designed from the ground up with education in mind.

All in One System

Only ProtoCycler+ comes with everything you need to begin creating filament and recycling plastics, right off the bat.

More Fun

Allow your students to embrace their creative side. Make custom 3D printer filament in any color polymer you need.

Join the STEM Revolution

ProtoCycler is used by hundreds of schoolboards, in over 40 countries on 6 continents. Give your students the edge they need to compete in today's global economy with ProtoCycler V3.