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pellet extrusion using slic3r

Posted by Austint5 
pellet extrusion using slic3r
February 27, 2018 07:46PM

I am a student working on a project that will be using a pellet fed extrusion system. From what i've seen on the program, slic3r assumes im using a filament based extrusion system. Is there any sort of work around or equation i can use to convert the pellet extrusion system into a filament system? I've found an equation for the overall flow rate of the extruder, referenced below, however i am unsure at how i can convert this into the filament system. Also i know a pellet fed system will not be able to retract but is are there any other setting that will be skewed due to utalizing a pellet system? Thank you for your help.

Re: pellet extrusion using slic3r
March 13, 2018 12:32PM
I couldnt find any formula but after testing I got some setting that works 70-90%
I used a wood drill bit as an auger 12mm and a nema23 stepper motor doing full step (highest torque)
Re: pellet extrusion using slic3r
March 18, 2018 11:08AM
Which settings did you change that gave you that 70% - 90%?
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