Data for industrial designer to create product
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I wonder if you guys have a document with all the data that the different machines can produce. By data, I mean the diameter and shape of the different extruders, the thickness and size of the different flat sheets you produce etc.
The idea is to create a library that industrial designer, like me, can use to design objects in CAD and then ask a precious plastic workshop to produce the objects via the CAD data and drawings.
I would like to participate in the project but I have no precious plastic community around me. Designers could then come up with a design remotely and work with a workshop to produce and refine the product. We could create factories in a way.
We could also think of it like a Lego library. Different designers could create parts that fits together or assemble to create different products.
Well that’s not what I asked for.
I want to know the dimensions of the parts produced by the machines. Not what the machines are made of.
For example, the flat sheet press produces flat sheet. I want to know the size of the flat sheet ( width, length, thickness). Can they do different thicknesses ? Different length ?
All the data of the parts that come out of the different machines. Somebody has this data, Precious Plastic build the machines.
I look at the forum but it is not easy to find things.
for the injection : it depends on the mold, no ? the max. shot size for the injection is 25-26 mm diameter and around 40 cm length. the extrusion machine can extrude up 20 mm diameter but not entirely sure, there are also quite a few modifications around.
sheet press : there’s no official machine being released yet. i know most folk use a pizza oven which can heat about 1.20m by 90cm. thickness depends also on your mold/press capacities.
if you’re familiar with CAD software, you can open in Fusion-360 each machine, the files are in the download kit.
you can also ‘follow’ all the PP folks on instagram to get an idea, 90% all relative small objects. as soon you have something specific on mind, you may decide to build a machine better suited for the job, happens quite a lot in this ‘handcraft’
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