Where to source your parts for Precious Plastic machines – Sorted by Country
UPDATE: With Precious Plastic 3.0, now we have an awesome online Bazar were you can find the parts you need for most of the Precious Plastic machines. I encourage you to take a look around the bazar before sourcing your parts on other places 😀
The reason of this topic is to keep a record of recommended places and websites to buy the parts required for the shredder or any of the precious plastic machines. Some people have brought to our attention that they don’t know where to source their laser cut parts, hex bar or motors, so we though it would be a good idea to start a thread with a list of good places to buy your parts categorized by Country.
Feel free to post your suggestions down below and we will update the main topic daily with all the info you provide.
Along with this topic, we want to keep our “Materials worldmap” updated with all the locations you provide, so feel free to update our map by following Dave’s instructions or post your info down below and we will take care of updating it for you.
So… HERE WE GO!
One of the companies I found that provides this service at a reasonable price is http://plasmacut.cr/. Just send them an email at [email protected] attaching the .DXF files (either the original files with 27mm hex holes, or the 1″ modified files from keesdeligt), the cost is around 200.000 colones (around $360) and it will take about 1 week for the parts to be ready. Also, note that they only provide plasma cut service, no waterjet, so the cuts won’t be really pretty, you will have to do a lot of cleanup with an angle grinder and sand paper afterwards. The 200.000 colones include Cut + Metal (black metal)
Another company that offers Plasma cutting is BROCAR. They are located in La Uruca and can be contacted through their Facebook site
The only company I know in the country that provides this service is SISA. They charge around 270.000 colones just for cutting the shredder parts (no metal included). You can bring your own metal sheets, or they can sell you stainless steel sheets (they don’t have black steel) but the stainless sheets will cost you around 660.000 colones plus the 270.000 of the cutting service plus 100.000 colones of the sales tax (pretty much 1 millón de colones).
In Costa Rica, finding a 27mm is almost impossible (at least it was for me), but 1 inch bars are easier to find.
http://www.cetransa.com/ will make you a inch bar for approximately $60 and will have it ready in less than 3 days. If you decide to get a 1 inch bar for your shredder, make sure that you cut your laser parts with 1 inch hex holes as well, otherwise the knives will fix loose on the bar and will cause the hex bar to lose its shape with time (trust me, I tried it). @keesdeligt uploaded some modified .dxf files with the hex holes reduced to 1″ so you won’t have to complicate yourself 😉
Location: Uruca, San José
Another option is to buy your bar online from United States and ship it to a Courier service (SmartCourier, Webbox, Aerocasillas, La terminal Express, Red Logistics, etc…)
I found an awesome website named https://www.onlinemetals.com that sells both 1 inch and 27mm hex bars, so you can chose the one you need according to your needs. Just choose the “One Ft. (12″) Length” option (see *** disclaimer at the bottom of this post), then enter your shipping address, and the site will let you pay either with card or Paypal. 1 ft of 1″ bar is currently priced at $8.74 and 27mm bar (26.99mm) is $9.07.
Also, this website accept coupons, so before placing your order go to https://www.retailmenot.com/view/onlinemetals.com and see if there are any coupons available. I was lucky enough to find a “$50 off from shipping” coupon, so I only had to pay $9 in total for the bar… a total bargain 🙂
Another option is https://www.mcmaster.com/#steel-hex-bars/=1588abp but it’s way more expensive, and they don’t accept purchases made with international card, so it will only work if you are a US resident.
@dreek00 recommends the company “BBC Steel”. On his own words: “very nice people and easy to work with”
For prices, please check Andre’s topic at: https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/usa-new-price-for-shredder-parts/
Direct contact: [email protected]
*Lasercutting: Quick and reliable company. The longer you can wait for it the cheaper it gets. (Nowadays for registered companies only 🙁 ) http://247tailorsteel.com/
*Temperature controllers: You can get a set on Ebay for about 20 dollars. Personally I like to get higher quality so occasionally we go to TC-Direct .They sell heating elements, controllers and thermocouples. A bit pricy but good quality
*Scrapyard: Teunissen is a great scrapyard with motors, cables, Hex bar, metal and a lot of other cool stuff. This is also the place where I go in the videos, love it there! Another option would be van Mortel, but this is more focussed on steel material, not so much on parts and motors.
*Lasercutting, Hex Bars: @andredeqc can get you laser cut parts and hex bars, or fully assembled shredders. Contact: 4182628101
Ebay Store: http://www.ebay.ca/sch/andredemtl/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
*Full Shredder Kit: @mr-hirn is currently selling complete shredder kits in 2 versions: Stainless Steel and regular Steel. Ships to all Europe for free. You can find his store here:
*Full Shredder Kit: @katharinaelleke is currently organizing groups of people who want to get a shredder build. Current costs:
Ordering 10 Sets or more every now and then (from a company in Braunschweig):
1 MIXED Set for 110€
(including VAT + small processing fee + contribution for Precious Plastic)
– 5mm parts in stainless steel
– 3mm + 6mm parts in normal steel
Feel free to reach out to her on this topic if you’re interested
Javier builds machines and parts in the UK and sells/ships them to all Europe, happy to organize group lasercut orders.. 🙂
You can send him a PM or find him in his Precious Plastic Bazar Store
@emokratia is building a great list of different places to source your parts for each Precious Plastic machines and the costs of each part.
You can find more info here:
@drakula16 can make you a mild steel or stainless steel shredder, feel free to contact him for more info
***Quick note on hex bars: The original blueprint suggests to use a 320mm long Hex Bar, but it doesn’t really need to be that long. The suggested hex bar length is intended to allow you to attach a motor on either side of the bar, but for any Precious plastic project you will actually use only one end of the bar, meaning that you can use a shorter bar. The reason I add this disclaimer is because most metal shops will charge you more if you ask them for a custom cut, while you can just purchase the standard 1 foot bar they offer which is 304.8mm (just 15.2mm less) and pay less (you won’t miss that 1.2cm, trust me).
Nice topic @xxxolivierxxx! Perhaps we can combine it in some way with this topic, its showing on a map where things are located. My spots in the Netherlands are already on there and below you can find them written down. Hope it helps!
* Lasercutting: quick and reliable company. The longer you can wait for it the cheaper it gets. (Nowadays for registered companies only 🙁 ) http://247tailorsteel.com/
* Temperature controllers: You can get a set on Ebay for about 20 dollars. Personally I like to get higher quality so occasionally we go to TC-Direct .They sell heating elements, controllers and thermocouples. A bit pricy but good quality
* Scrapyard: Teunissen is a great scrapyard with motors, cables, Hex bar, metal and a lot of other cool stuff. This is also the place where I go in the videos, love it there! Another option would be van Mortel, but this is more focussed on steel material, not so much on parts and motors.
Also came across this hack from a few guys from France, seem like a good way to avoid the hexagon bar. They simple weld a square tube around round bar and edit the laser files. Never tested it myself but looks pretty doable.
Catalonia / Spain: I’m maintaining a list of sources for the northern ‘spain’ here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10WGp165XFZS_D9qykwzc-0MKKxOuYu_xDW5xcRvkV3E/edit?usp=sharing (sorry, but it changes too often 🙂
Please add to this list and me)
There is an experience of shredder assembly (I dismantled it and collected it 5 times) and I collect a shredder for friends from Minsk, Belarus and Ingushetia, Russia. I can also help with the assembly of any installation in Russia. It is possible to make both of ferrous metal and stainless steel. The shaft is not the same)
I will be happy to help you!
I have such tubes and extrusion drills for extrusion machine. This pipe is also identical for injection machine and for injection machine I have pullrod as well.
Just contact with me.
Hey @iago !
It is a bearing (rolamento), this type of bearing got many names, Mounted bearing, Pillow Block bearing, Flange Bearing or a mixture of those name, technical name is “UCFL 204”.
Here is one from AliExpress with a good price; https://www.aliexpress.com/item/FL204-20mm-Bore-Self-aligning-Flange-Bearing-UC204/32795341714.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.wH1S84
Hi, I need the technical specifications of the motor and reducer for the crusher
supply from canada i got hex shaft 4 differante leinght to go in accordance of the machine size you want i have for 1 set of knife 6 inch machine 2 set of knife 12 inch machine 3 set of knife 18 inch machine and 4 set of knife 24 inch machine i can also have all the laser cut part to fit those machine
Hola, alguien de México, con quién poder compartir información?
Yo soy de Costa Rica y me fué imposible encontrar tubo sin soldadura, lo más cercano que encontré fue tubo para piston pero son caros, entonces lo mandé a traer a estados por medio de OnlineMetals
Hi guys, I already posted this as a topic on the forum. But since this a desperate cry for help, I’m gonna ask here too:
We are multidisciplinary student team from Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) and Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Our team is working under the project of Problem-Based Learning East Africa which brings multidisciplinary teams from four universities (University of Dar es Salaam, University of Nairobi, Makerere University and Aalto University) to develop sustainable solutions to community challenges. The project is organized by Aalto Global Impact. (http://aaltoglobalimpact.org/pbl-east-africa/)
We are planning to establish Precious Plastic workspace in Kampala, Uganda and we need some help. We (team Aalto) are flying to Uganda this Saturday (10.02.2018). Today we found out that the lasercutter we were depending on to get the parts ready in Finland cannot deliver until that day.
IS THERE ANYONE IN FINLAND WHO CAN HELP US WITH SHREDDER PARTS? We would appreciate that a lot! Or is there anyone who can deliver the parts in Kampala, Uganda?
THANKS A LOT!
I can make parts kits for SE Asia and ship DHL internationally. In the Philippines I use JRS or LBC. I am located in Metro Manila.
I have heaters and temperature controllers as well.
I have not calculated exact pricing yet as I still need to hear back from a couple suppliers this week, and there is a big holiday coming which makes things a bit hectic.
easiest way to contact me is via my facebook page in my profile.
I’m really a beginner and I want to know what is and where do I find the piece that put the hexagon bar and the blades on there places to roll. It’s the blue piece on the 3:13 of the shredder building video.
@emokratia, unfortunately I don’t have a good contact for water jet cut (yet), would you still like to join the order for a lasercut set?
Will ask about shipping to Belgrade 🙂
Would be great if you can also ask around if there are some lasercut companies in Serbia and which prices you get there if you order a higher quantity of sets!
Oh yah, forgot to say that.
15€ in Germany
20-35€ to other european countries
(so far we had Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland)
Since we had two group orders here already:
LASERCUTTING in GERMANY:
In group orders (10 sets or more) we got the following prices:
1) Mixed set for 80€
(5mm parts will be stainless steel and 3mm + 6mm parts will be normal steel)
2) Stainless steel set for 227€
I happened to be the one organising the orders, so anyone interested can contact me 🙂
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