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 map.preciousplastic.com to gather all worldwide development. Add yourself so others can find you!
3 – Show off
Use hashtag #preciousplastic to share your updates on social media, we love to see this!
3 – Sell on the bazar
Sell you products, machine parts or entire machines on our online bazar. Start your little business around plastic recycling 🙂 visit bazar.preciousplastic.com
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
Ready for testphase 1!
My compact shredder with aluminium frame. It need just some frame modifications, the hopper need to be laser cut in the next days.
I have made some modification, now the frame is perfecrt (last 3 pics) and I have change the blade setup.
Nice work! Great idea with the aluminum channel frame. That motor and worm-drive are nice an quiet.
Our compressor & shredder is completed. Awaiting funding for injection and extrusion machine. Workspace is allocated and by middle July students will get stuck into collecting & organizing plastic waste, cleaning, recycling, creating and selling.
Finished building the Extruder! She LIVES!
will be building another with controllable speed and working on a press to use alongside an oven.
Will post pictures when we get started on that.
Aaron & Will
We are finished building our injection machine, ready to start testing lasercutted plexiglass molds! 🙂
This is my injection machine, the frame is made from extruded aluminium, it is strong and lightweight, I am finishing it with a 3d printed hopper.
Looks very pretty!
I like the use of a bearing between the arm and push-rod, there’s a lot of force on all the pivot points and this will reduce wear, especially with aluminium. But that little bolt it’s connected to looks like it will just bend backwards, have you tested this?
Good day people.
I need to start recycling too.
I need a supply of the four machine.
If possible I would also want to join Plastic V4 war,From Mozambique.
HI I’m looking for some information about extruders?
how to make one?
I just saw Dave Hakkens video but I couldn’t download the technical information.
hello, please send me info about machines, step-by-step. specifications..i want to built on my own. thanks
power: 0.75kw at 20:1
machines: lathe & CNC/Mill, drill press, angle-grinder (3000e)
skills: advanced but not expert
materials : 300e for Motor/Reducer, 70 Speed Variator (VFD), 50 for the Chrome, 30 for the brass adapters, 100 for the heat bands, 15 for the small stuff, 20 for the aluminium, 5 for the drive shaft, 40 euros for electricity, 20 for PIDs & SSRs, 20 Euro for standard suppliers such ass grinding papers (lots), drills, …
in bazar : yes, see “catalonia connection”
It’s Kate from Zero Waste YOLO Thailand, just finished building the new Shredder and wanna share it with you guys.
Any recommendation is most welcome.
Hi, I am just building a shredder. Could you please help me to tell for what is this bolt whole?
Hello to You all there.
This is my own shredder wich I have in my heart 🙂
It is working really good.
Motor – 1.5kW
Made in Pakse, Laos
Was really awesome to build this machine and learn so much stuff, way beyond plastic alone.
Ats ame time see how much interest other people feel about the whole idea of what the waste could be, and becomes really visible the level of consumerism we live in. Amazing how creative people can be when they encounter something so trivial for some but unrealistic for others. This perspective only comes when and where people understand it, and that couldnt be possible without showing.
Good job everyone!
We built a thing
Brasília – Brazil
Hand powered shreder and thermostat controlled injection machine.
High school students will be running the precious plastic machines.
It is not ready Jet but this is the most awesome extruder erver made 🙂
@malyboa, happy to seeya back in the forum, congrats! i think we could need your help on the extruder -> filament story sometime soon 🙂 will ping you via pm.
Hi everyone! We are eager to build the shredder and the extrusion machines. We have 2 electric motors, both with 0,75kW and 1725 RPM. Worm gears are pretty expensive around here in Brazil. Any of you have the experience about building a reduction by yourself? Using chains, or pulleys or something like that?
Thank you all!
@renanfablabnewton can you open a dedicated topic for your question ? this post is for ‘finished’ builds. thanks, also try to use the forum search.
Hello! I am new here, I want to know where you can buy the components for the processing machine.
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