We've just launched our map. Add yourself by clicking here!


Problems with extruding PP beams – Help needed

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  JMot 2 years ago.

JMot jmot

Problems with extruding PP beams – Help needed

16/10/2019 at 17:58

Hello PP community,

I am trying to extrude plastic beams for construction, in Maputo, Mozambique. Particularly, I am interested in developing a solution for roof structures, as plastic would have certain advantages compared to conventional solutions, e.g. not rotting or getting eaten by insects. I have setup a small workshop with a shredder and an extruder and we have run some tests but are facing some problems.

We are seeking to produce beams like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNGuuSKE1pY

However, we haven’t been able to produce beams longer than 1,5-2 meters. The machine lacks capacity to fill up the mold before the plastic cools down and solidifies. Sometimes it clogs the mold and we have to make new molds.

Do you have any suggestions to how we can produce 3 meter beams, using our small scale machine? Or would i simply have to buy a machine with larger capacity?

Thank you in advance,

0 replies
1 subscribers
0 saved

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

  • Folks that were just here

    Profile picture of ATCHOU
    Profile picture of PlasticHub
    Profile picture of Siemen Cuypers
    Profile picture of danilo nereu nunes
    Profile picture of kai
    Profile picture of Rémy ARVIEU
    Profile picture of Abel
    Profile picture of Pablo
    Profile picture of andrea tamburrini
    Profile picture of Dave Hakkens
    Profile picture of Dharmarajan
    Profile picture of Victor Wong
    Profile picture of Rutger van den Beuken
    Profile picture of Tieka van Rensburg
    Profile picture of Paige
    Profile picture of Abdelelah Qutub
    Profile picture of Katee Hargraves
    Profile picture of Cristina
  • Recent Replies

  • Support our projects on Patreon so we can keep developing 💪