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Hello Community! This is my first topic, woop woop! I am taking the lead on designing an oven which will be part of the sheet pressing system. I am working in collaboration with @markbertbach. All information about the umbrella-project can be found here https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/v4-sheet-press-development/. We have opted to use an oven as the heating method as we have anticipate that it is the most energy efficient way to melt the plastic as an oven allows the heat to be contained and the same air to be circulated evenly without escaping.   The alternative idea was to embed the heating elements in the bed and roof plates of the press itself but this plan was abandoned for the above mentioned reasons plus several others. With embedded heating elements the press is required to heat and fully cool during the process of making each sheet. With a separate oven a second sheet can be heated whilst the first is cooling allowing more sheets to be produced each day. This also increases energy efficiency as  you do not have to repeatedly heat and cool the the heating elements and subsequent heating components, as they can stay on constantly.
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