Hello from Australia – Looking to connect!
Hi there Peoples,
I am from Melbourne in Australia and I am interested in seeing if anyone else is looking to build a shredder? So that we can buy laser cut parts together. The more the merrier…
Hi bud i am in Brisbane i took the shredder draft down to the local shop to get the shredder cut out it is not expensive to get done the only problem i had was the drawings where not to scale and the parts where going to come out to small.
I also have a friend who runs an electric motor shop so getting second hand parts is not problem to keep it cheap.
Have you looked at the drawings if so how did you go ?
How much did it cost for the laser cutting? I got a quote for about $700 in Melbourne…
And same with the drawings here came up a bit small.
If your laser cutter is cheaper maybe might be worth couriering/shipping it here…
Let us know when you can…
PS have you assembled your shredder? and did you make it from stainless or mild steel?
I don’t have a price at this stage still trying to get past the drawings and looks like there are others having the same problem as us with the drawings.
I have got stuff laser cut before in stainless the price $700 is a bit high.
Last time it was about $60 for the sheet and i could have as much cut out as i wanted.
Once i get past the drawing i am more then happy to work with you to save on cost.
Hay Craig my name is Mitch I am from Melbourne Brunswick east . I am thinking about building a machine we should team up call me when ever I already run a small business but my father in law works looking after similar machines but in large scale . I am catching up with him tomorrow as he might be able to help build one. If your interested in having a chat my mobile is 0421281410 give me a buz lets get making
G’day guys I own a laser \, so if you would like parts cheep ill help. I will be cutting them from scrap to keep costs down. i’m having trouble just opening the files and need someone to convert them to DXF if anyone can help.
G-day all, I’m down on the Mornington Peninsula, love what the community is doing here, its a little bit awesome 😊
Oldmansam I mite be able to help you with that file mate, did you what to send it to me
@erneststudio Hi mate, I’m going to build a shredder, not sure what approach I’ll take yet, thinking I may even convert a old metal frame plant/leaf mulcher & just make a new blade/cutting mechanism. Anyways as stated above I’m down on the Mornington Peninsula.
@oldmansam I’m trying the @ to see if that will give you a notification, sing out if you want ahand with that file.
Off topic: I’m very new to this site, I can’t seem to find how you follow a topic or if you are able to send a PM to someone, if some one could point me in the right direction that would be awesome. 🙂
Im living up here in The southern highlands just south of Sydney.
I’m looking at building a shredder, do any of you have a company/fabricator/ friend that can later cut without blowing my bank account apart?.
I am based in the Margaret river region of Western Australia and keen to get in touch with any one else over here. I have a shredder nearly complete and in the process of getting the parts together for the injection mold. I have arranged to take collection of plastic from the Australian Marine Debris Initiative and Tangaroa Blue Foundation from beaches in WA. At the moment I run surfboard building workshops at my property near Augusta, if there is interest I would love to run a machine building workshops.
Give me a call any time on 0459765754
If its costing AUD700 to just get it cut out then you can buy them on line ready to go at http://filamaker.eu/shop/ and all made up.
If you search on Alibaba you can get the blades for under $10 each. I just sent some enquides to some manufacureds in China for prices for shredder heads. Ill let you know what they reply once I get a responce. Im assuming the complete head around 200mmx200mm size to be around $80-$150
enviro, I just saw someone mention they paid over A$700 to get the parts cut. When I see I can buy the head off the shelf for about A$900 I cant see the point to go to the trouble to make the head. The cost on the Filimaker site is also in Euro’s and I usualy find they are double the cost if you buy the same stuff direct from China.
Some might think A$700 is ok, but to me it’s really a lot for what it is. I have been living in Asia for 15 years now, and it always shocks me how overpriced everything in Australia is now days. Nothing is relative to any reality of what it actually take to do a job anymore. It used to be that they apply how many hours it takes and cost for what material are used to make something and then add on some margin. Now days prices for a job have no relevance to any of that anymore. People just pull a made up price out of their ss like a white rabbit magic trick and usually at 3 time what it should be.
I sent out an enquiry to some manufactures of shredders in China, and Ill let you know what they come back with.
Hello, I am so happy to find Precious plastics, as I have been searching for something like this for a while now. I live near Woolgoolga, North coast NSW (half way between Sydney and Brisbane) and am a Marine Biologist/ Environmental Science Teacher. I am at the beginning of starting The Pacific Collective – with the aim of removing plastic from the pacific ocean. I am in talks with scientists at the National Science Marine Centre (Coffs Harbour) and am working with a mechanic friend who is looking over the blueprints and we aim to make the machines and get started, asap.
Looking forward to learning and sharing,
Thanks Dave and team for your inspiration, foresight and dedication. I hope we can contribute back to you and team.
HI There were lots of posts last year. Has anyone got one of there projects off the ground?
Is there any Precious Plastic groups in action in Australia please
I would be very interested to hear as to where they are
I am from Brighton in Tasmania and we have started shredding plastic and hopefully soon we will be extruding if the machine we have made works
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