The original Noztek Filament Winder Version 1.0, an essential player in the Noztek extrusion line-up.
This filament winder is based on a design by Ian Johnson. It has a PCB that level winds the filament and a laser sensor which controls the spool speed. This unit is a must when using a Noztek Pro as it enhances the filament tolerances and winds the extruded filament neatly to spool. Simply remove the spool and connect it straight to your 3D printer.
It also incorporates a sensor and laser module which is programmable, it calculates the filament speed by monitoring the height of the filament being extruded, in turn altering the speed of the spool motor to give tangle free winding.
The filament guide works in the same way as a fishing reel leveler. It communicates with the spool motor and is programmed to move roughly 1 degree with each revolution of the spool. The result is a professionally wound spool that can be connected directly to your 3D printer.
Please note: It is not possible to wind transparent filament with this machine. The laser sensor will not detect this as a solid material and so will not respond properly
For a further advanced winding system, check out the capabilities of Version 2.