Recycle Plastic Into anything you want For Free

Introducing ProtoCycler

The only complete desktop filament recycler. Featuring integrated grinding and spooling, automatic computer control, and full safety certification. Create 3D printing filament sustainably, on demand, for free.

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, we're now accepting orders.
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What is ProtoCycler?

ProtoCycler is a home filament extruder that lets you create your own ‘ink’ for your 3D printer at little to no cost.

Check out these awesome features…

Design Features

Recycle Anything

ProtoCycler comes with a built in grinder. Printer messed up? Need to update your design? Just don’t like it? Grind it up and recycle it, safely and easily, until it’s exactly what you want!

Color, Like Never Before

Sure, you can order colored filament. But what about that particular shade of blue you’re thinking of? Models that change color throughout? ProtoCycler does all of this and more.

From Beginner to Expert

ProtoCycler is intelligently controlled and fully automated, for professional quality filament every time. Manual mode, full documentation, and a support forum let you experiment with confidence.

Patent Pending MixFlowTM Technology


ProtoCycler was designed from the ground up for homes, education, and makers. MixFlow™ eliminates the chance of a “frozen up” extruder and makes startup and shutdown a breeze. It also allows us to extrude at 5 ft/min or more with industry leading tolerances – even with PLA! None of the competition even comes close – and it’s still 10 times more energy efficient. Did we mention it was a major breakthrough?

Pulling... It's Just Better

It’s faster. It allows better control on diameter. It even lets ProtoCycler know exactly how many feet of PLA or ABS filament you’ve extruded so far, so it can spool your filament for you. Speaking of which…

Spooling. Because Hand Winding Sucks.

No one wants to extrude 1500 ft of ABS or PLA filament, just to have to spool it by hand or with a drill. So ProtoCycler spools your filament for you, on any spool, big or small. You’re Welcome.

Do more than just recycle