Injection Compression Combo machine
Inspired by the Spain guys use of the car jack for the injection, I started designing a combo injection/compression molder.
think of a shop press.
We can change to either a piston or a mold plate using plumbing fittings.
The bottom half of the machine is the injection. (sorry you will have to stoop down a little to use it)
the top half is the compression molder. We have a removable plate for the compression.
Also the frame is changed to square tubing and the tubing acts as a linear guide to keep the parts from wobbling. The jack by itself can wobble without guidance.
Pictured is the compression only machine.
Next version, change from U channel steel to square tube. the tube will be the frame and a linear guide.
nice work Butte ! keep us posted please. currently we’re trying to make it similar work but with a 50 cm hydraulic piston and a custom pump (for more speed). as for the compression, I think we will opt for a square to distribute pressure a little better. if that all works, we still want to use the same frame for sheet maker rollers; a little more challenging to have this all work without re-configuring it too long, especially to have it sized for good shipping prices.
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