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New Machine idea – Heat Press

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Olivier xxxolivierxxx

New Machine idea – Heat Press

21/06/2017 at 02:11

I was looking a few videos today about how people process their recycled plastic around the world, and I stumbled upon this video:

I saw some people around the forum trying to make plastic sheets on their ovens with acceptable results, but the quality of the plastic sheet made but the guy on this video is perfect. After a quick research looking for “Heat Presses” I found that these are the same presses used in T-Shirt Sublimation, and they can be found on Amazon for as little as $130.

I think a heat press would be a great idea for Precious Plastic V3

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25/06/2017 at 18:44

Oh wow…that is… Beautiful

26/06/2017 at 00:44

working on a bigger version of it 🙂

26/06/2017 at 20:39

The reason why that machine is so good compared to the DIY trials on ovens is because is an industrial grade machine! They manufacture them here in england: http://crclarke.co.uk/products/recycling-system/r30-sheet-press

R30 sheet press £3150 https://www.rapidonline.com/c-r-clarke-r30-sheet-press-34-8564
R25 shredder £3400 https://www.rapidonline.com/Catalogue/Product/34-8562

02/07/2017 at 14:46

Hey dave,

I’m nearly done building my shredder, and I was thinking which one of the create machines I want to build. But now I found this one and I really like that it’s easier compared to the compression. With this one I could make sheets really easy to use as a replacement for wood. My question is How far are you with the design on this new machine, if it’s nearly done I’m more than willing to wait but if it is going to take very long I wil start on an other machine.
I hope you get this and you understand my bad english…


02/07/2017 at 15:46

Hi @casb
I think i can reply in @davehakkens name. This is more a side project we are working on. Not sure if this will be soon shared to the community as a total building manual.
We will keep you updated

02/07/2017 at 16:35

Thank you for your reply @mathijs, I will follow your updates! and start working on the extrusion than. I was planning on modifying it so that I can use it as a manual 3d printer.
(keep up the good work with your own plastic research!!)

(why can’t I make this blue name thing?)

02/07/2017 at 17:03

The blue tag must be their entire name. @cas @casb

Hopefully that explained easily

02/07/2017 at 21:00

ahhhh stupid….. thank you very much @toochi84

12/07/2017 at 20:44

@casb while @davehakkens works on his Precious plastic heat press design, you might want to look at the design from @timslab

Small sheet press

13/07/2017 at 10:48

thank you for showing me @xxxolivierxxx!

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