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Plastic Plate Press, semi-DIY/semi-professional

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Mark Bachrach markbertbach

Plastic Plate Press, semi-DIY/semi-professional

25/01/2018 at 12:23

Hi, I’m Mark, An Industrial Design Engineering student.
Currently, I’m working on my graduation project, the design of an Open-source plastic plate press for bottom-up recycling in low resource areas.

I’m planning on finishing v1 of my design before the end om May, this year, but a lot has to be done still.

in a few weeks I’ll start the real design work, and around the end of march I’ll start building a prototype.

But first I need to find out what people expect from such a machine, this is where your help comes in. If you are someone that would like to recycle plastic waste through use of a plate press, please help me and tell me what I need to know. To make it easy I made an online survey: https://mark171.typeform.com/to/yrgyP5

I’ll keep you posted on the results, developments and creations in future posts.

25/01/2018 at 12:23: Up til now I started collecting and small-scale experimentation with a panini iron.

07/03/2018 at 11:11: I’ve done a range of experiments, Gathered survey results from around the world, set a goal and now I’m doing actual design work. scroll further down this Topic to see what I’ve shared so far and feel free to comment, all help is very welcome.

03/12/2018 at 18:42:

since today, all of my documentation is publically available here

I did this project for and together with the MMID Foundation so make sure to attribute to them and me if you do any publications, as it says in the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

This nicely rounds off this project and since I am now working on the sheet-press at V4, still sponsored by the MMID Foundation, I’ve started a new Topic to keep you posted on all developments.

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helper
03/12/2018 at 19:31
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@hadin & others

since today, all of my documentation is publically available here

I did this project for and together with the MMID Foundation so make sure to attribute to them and me if you do any publications, as it says in the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

This message nicely rounds off this project and since I am now working on the sheet-press at V4, still sponsored by the MMID Foundation, I’ve started a new Topic to keep you posted on all developments.

starter
10/12/2018 at 21:42
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Congrats for your graduation, @mark! Such a great job there <3

We’ll be trying to replicate this in Brazil really soon, and hope to give valuable feedback to the community too.

starter
30/05/2019 at 14:39
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Wow Mark firstly I would like to thank you for the amazing work you have done developing the sheet press and the documenting it so well and making the large scale prototype. This looks stunning and opens all kinds of doors to make much larger objects with.

 

We have a slightly larger oven than usual, we can fit in a mould about 60x60cm big, one of the doubts we had was that, do you think as we don’t have the largescale size of a sheet press that we could use a single heavy central jack and what kind of tonnage would you suggest for that as well. We know that you might be busy so if you do see this message would be great if we could hear back from you. This is more for testing and hopefully, if it all goes well we could be looking at building the larger scale one.

helper
31/05/2019 at 10:57
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@pradyumnakrao

thx for the kind words!

I’m happy to help,
also I’m starting my own business building presses, ovens and sheet-pressing tools and making sheets and products from sheets.

So when the time arrives I could build something for you or come over to do a build on site.

For the smaller size a single jack could work, I used a vice screw for 50×50 sheets

for 60×60 I’d say minimum of 6.5 ton

helper
18/12/2019 at 20:13
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Hey everyone for further questions about the V4 development of the Sheetpress, you can post below here (best option so everyone can benefit from our discussion), inbox me here or reach us on discord https://discordapp.com/invite/AKuxkpx

new
27/01/2020 at 13:13
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Hi
If our oven is a bit bigger than the PP Video examples and we want to make a compression press plate larger than the DH Blueprint 250 x 250 x 3
Could we go wider, longer fr example 350 x 350 x 3, any thoughts?

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