1 – Send us a picture
It would be really great if you could share a few pictures of the things you made here in the community.This is SUPER valuable feedback for us and probably an inspiration for others
*As an inspiration you can have a look at @mattia-io post on his Hacked Extrusion Machine. We love long and detailed articles like that one but we’re generally very happy to see even shorter version with a few images, reflection and considerations.
2 – Join the Precious Plastic map
We started a map to gather all worldwide development, we will add you here as soon as you started your own topic. This way people could get in contact and learn from your experience.
3 – Show off
Use hashtag #preciousplastic to share your updates on social media, we love to see this!
4 – Free domain name
If you are setting up a website for the project we can offer you your own.preciousplastic.com domainname, for free
5 – lab.preciousplastic.com
We will use all the above information to source updates from the community and post them on lab.preciousplastic.com
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
I am almost completely built but the shredding axe is all thats left, however I am having difficulty getting the total surface area of stainless steel needed. Do you have a number for the square millimeters(or inches, since I am in Canada and we get majority of materials from US) for stainless? I’ve made some of my own modifications as well to utilize mobility more (like a caster roller attachment) and to utilize our Single Phase voltage over here (rotary phase converters)Toggle replies
Hello, we made modifications and redesigned the extruder.
We also ordered a industrial screw from China so the output of the machine is improved.
Here are some pics.
Next step is to make the machine more compact, so we are going to replace the motor and worm gear by smaller motor with same torque from China.
The price for this machine is US$2.000,00
Best Regards to allToggle replies
Hello Willyk, thank you for your nice comment.
We are still testing the machine and waiting for new (smaller) motor;
We will redesign the bodywork (the external laser cut metal sheets that give the machine its exterior look) because it is too heavy.
We are also working in a way to make barrel replacement easier because
it is not recommended to use different kids of plastic with the same barrel.
Once we have all modifications done we will let you know.
If the design becomes good enough we can make it available for public use.
We have completed our Shredder/ Extruder unit after 2 years of testing and refining. Currently in the Pacific islands demonstrating the unit. Building our first 5 machines to be sent out by April, then the next 5 over 6-12 months. Happy to answer any questions, we aim to reach the remote and under-developed islands where waste management is a major issue.Toggle replies
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