extrudr team

About us

A dedicated group of 30 people are the Extrudr Team - qualitative products & innovative solutions always in view

About us

Who is behind extrudr?

We are an innovative company in the field of additive manufacturing. 30 dedicated employees work at Extrudr to develop high-quality products and provide our customers with the right solutions.

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Behind the scene

Our Factory

The digitalization of our product enables improved value chains, which makes 100 % traceability possible. The automatization combiend with experienced colleagues in the factory allows us to achieve a high degree of databased management and quality assurance in the manufacturing process. At Extrudr, we value highly standardized processes to ensure the safety of our colleagues and the quality of our products. For this reason, we follow the international ISO standards in the production process, which serve the product-specific quality assurance.

 

Production process step-by-step

1. Preparation

1. Preparation

We work according to the latest standards in drying technology and thus ensure the greatest precision in the production process. This first and essential step leads to more accuracy in processing.

2.Feeding

2.Feeding

The feeding system is a closed circuit to prevent humidity and foreign particles. Due to this, the dried pellets are transported via vacuum, during which the material must not be exposed to high humidity.

3. Extrusion

3. Extrusion

The extruders are the heart of our factory. We have designed and built them according to the latest standards in technology. This is where the melting process and homogenization of the pellets takes place to form the filament.

4. Homogenization

4. Homogenization

The static mixers blend the components (resin, additives and colors) into a homogenous mass. We use 7 static mixers to ensure homogeneous distribution in the product.

5. Filtering process

5. Filtering process

In this stage, dirt and foreign matter are removed in our filtering process. We use three sieves with holes smaller than 0.005 mm. Two different types of sieves allow us that no contamination takes place during the screening. This step is essential to ensure the quality of our products.

6. Cooling down

6. Cooling down

In the cooling process the technical monofilament is calibrated to an appropriate diameter near the glass transition temperature and brought to a solid state. A crucial process step for low tolerance & high roundness.

7. Laser Measurement

7. Laser Measurement

The whole manufacturing process is computer controlled to make sure the diamenter of every filament is accurate. We have three sensors to measure and evaluate the diamenter and roundess of each filament.

8. Winding

8. Winding

The last step ends with the winding station. Accurate winding takes place directly in the warm state, with the correct weight and under constant tension. This extra effort enables us to guarantee the shape of the filament and prevents unsystematic winding.

9. Quality control

9. Quality control

Our team in the factory additionally performs visual checks, considering the diameter, roundness, consistency and color of the filaments.

10.Vacuum sealing

10.Vacuum sealing

Once the finished product is packed airtight, we place the reel in a user-friendly box, ready for shipping.

11. Shipping

11. Shipping

In the final step the labeled boxes are packed in cardboard packaging to ensure the highest protection during transport. Now our products are ready for shipment to all our customers!

The core reason for our being

Our Mission

Extrudr Enables

Enables

Innovation

Extrudr was born out of innovation.

Innovation not only in terms of progress but also the idea of independence from the old methods that had been holding us back. We challenged ourselves not only to create high-quality products, but also to improve the manufacturing process and develop the proven efficiency of automated workflows.

Enables

Revolution

Revolution is needed for progress. For us revolution came when we decided to create our own machines from the bottom up, this allowed us to overcome common manufacturing issues and be independent throughout. This independence and drive has allowed us to create the best products through ease of manufacture.

Invites

Inspiration

Inspiration is needed to create and develop. From the sole maker to the large scale manufacturers to the employees we rely on, we invite them to look for inspiration, follow their instinct and see where it takes them. Our easy to use products are there for them whatever they ask of them and we are too.

Extrudr’s Vision

We are striving for innovation and technological leadership in independent existence, in thinking, in our culture, right down to the smallest step in the production process.

Defined by our people

Extrudr's Culture

Kultur

Community

Community

We are a community, a community of people striving towards a common goal. We work together to get the best out of ourselves and each other, we look for every opportunity to evolve and develop, we believe anything is possible given the right environment and support.

Creativity

Creativity

For us, creativity is the art of creating, testing, innovating, and starting again until we hit on the perfect solution. Challenge causes innovation and diversity drives it. We depend on each individuals unique ideas and experiences to work together and achieve the common goal.

Authenticity

Authenticity

Authenticity is at the core of everything that we do. We truly believe in each other, and our products and because of this we are able to give our customer high-quality products made and developed by authentic people, who wholeheartedly believe in what they do.

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