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    Date submitted
  • 04-Aug-2012

Hugh Lyman


The LYMAN FILAMENT EXTRUDER II is an open source project available to all who wish to fabricate one and extrude their own filament for 3D printers. The Fabrication & Operational Manual which includes a BOM, photos and drawings will be available on THINGIVERSE.


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Who is your customer?

3D Printer parties who have desktop printers as currently been supplied by many companies.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

At about $25 per pound of filament used in 3D printers the Lyman Filament Extruder II will extrude the filament for about a cost of $3.50 per pound for pellets plus the utilities required.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Its cost is less than $250.00 for materials and it is easy to fabricate. As this is an emerging market and there are thousands of people using 3D printers, it will be a natural for supplying their needs for filament.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

I envision a present company will be interested in this product.