General FAQ

Can we make filament with the extruder ?

  • maybe, it depends on the plastic type, PLA & ABS might be possible but others rather not. Please checkout our filament guide!

Can I make profit with this machines? 

  • Please see forum entries here, here, and here (budget calculator v4)
  • Long story short: not really, you’re about to enter the plastic recycling business or at least do some material development. It requires a good set of skills and a vast amount of time and resources as well networking to get your product making pay the bills. Please consider selling small items in the Precious plastic Bazar as insufficient. 
  • There are only a handful of people in the Precious Plastic community who figured out a way to build a complete business. is one of them and they do use quite different machines and also build their success on their network of existing clients. Other than production, there seems to be profitable nice business: ‘education’ or mobile workshops. Please check out Taller Esferica and SheepOnWheels.
  • Making money with machine-building also requires an existing portfolio. There will be the normal 6 months of getting out of the red and please don’t forget that you still have to pay insurance and also pay for your retirement.
  • Apart from production, please be ready to pay for a good web presence, product design, branding. We consider this the invisible 80% of the entire process involved to get a business up and running. 
  • Please consider this a full-time activity!