This is my first experience using HAD Projects. I'm really not sure how this is supposed to work, but I plan to document my efforts to create an open-source, working, paste extruder using a Moineau design. Hopefully, that is appropriate in this venue. There is no intention to commercialize the design, not even Kickstarter. I just want to share the design, share the process, and potentially benefit from input I receive on HAD.
Let's get started! This is hardly the first Moineau paste extruder that has been proposed. (I'll add links to all that I know about soon.) However, I have not seen one that is a complete, open, working design. To me, such a design would use open-source tools, include all design files, and, as such, be easily replicated or modified by anyone interested. I plan to detail the design of the Moineau pump geometry itself, as well as the extruder based on it.