3D Printed Extruder Die

In this project, you will design a 3D model of an extruder die with a negative shape cut into it. You will 3D print the extruder die and use it to create unique extrusions that can be used in either your sculptural or wheel-based work.

What you will learn:
– How to cut negative shapes in a digital model
– How to size a digital model so that it fits within an already existing tool
– How to use negative shapes to bevel other shapes in a digital model
– How to use the clay extruder with your unique extruder die to create new shapes that can enhance your clay objects.

Some important measurements to make sure it fits within the Brent Extruder at the IUS Ceramics studio. Width: 110mm; Height: 15mm.

Important Cura settings:
Layer Height: 0.2
Wall Thickness: 1.0
Top/Bottom Thickness: 1.0
Infill: 30%
Gradual Infill Steps: 0
Printing Temperature: 200 C
Build Plate Temperature: 55 C
Print speed: 50 mm/sec
Travel speed 120 mm/sec
Generate support: No
Build Plate Adhesion: None