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helper
19/06/2019 at 17:43
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Hey Donald,

yeah the most nylon types are strong so that is good for bricks i guess but haven’t worked with it yet so can’t say so much about it yet. Also nylon is chemically way more complicated than HDPE etc and i was reading there are some chemical additives in the stronger nylon types which are not very healthy so, before starting a project, this is something to think about.

 

But yeah let’s keep in touch 🙂

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helper
19/06/2019 at 17:30
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The heat needed to be increased to 240 and 250 to get the material to melt properly, and once molten, it began rising in the barrel towards the hopper – not sure what caused this.

Injecting worked pretty well, it didn’t seem to flow as smoothly as the rope. An increase in temperature might help this.

Like the tarp, this material also began to rise in the barrel once heated – if anyone has any insight as to what’s causing that, it’d be greatly appreciated

 

Hey Paul,

I think it’s because of the different types of nylon. There are the common ones Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6 and Nylon 6/66. Nylon 6 has a 220 degrees melting point where Nylon 6/66 has a meltingpoint of 265 degrees. The rising could be caused by the chemicals added to the nylon to make it stronger so be carefull with inhaling the fumes 😉

 

you could read this for more info about nylon:

https://www.creativemechanisms.com/blog/3d-printing-injection-molding-cnc-nylon-plastic-pa

 

awesome project you are doing/did!!!

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helper
02/05/2018 at 16:13
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Yeah man perfect. You have to be awere though that you cant connect this to a normal general powerpoint (+- 220v) but only to a three fase power current. If you only have a normal common power point than there are solutions but im not the best person to help you. Cheers!

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helper
20/02/2018 at 13:11
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sorry for this late reply, im busy moving to a bigger workspace and will start posting more pictures soon.
hahah yeah a prosthetic leg made off recycled plastic that would be insane! I will definitely keep it in mind. For arm prosthetics thats not even impossible, i think that can be done by 3D printing but for legs its more complicated cause it has to be strong and firm. My foot though.. could may be made by injection moulding. But then i would spread microplastics in the sand at the beach when i walk barefoot haha, maybe with a coating. Somebody familiar with this?!xD

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helper
09/02/2018 at 14:45
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btw you can follow the process at https://www.instagram.com/sickplastic/

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helper
09/02/2018 at 14:18
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@stampro01
@plasticoinfinito
Awesome work guys! Im a surfer and creating a plastic recycling workshop in the dunes of The Hague. Im focussing on simple creations that can be made and used by highschool kids and not (yet) really on surffins but I’m an adaptive surfer (i surf with a prosthetic leg) and can participate at the World adaptive surf championship in California end this year so it would be awesome to do this with recycled fins and use all the media attention to promote plastic recycling!
Please let me know if it worked out for you to make recycled fins. Can i follow you online somehow?
All the best!
Bas

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helper
20/12/2017 at 15:34
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Hey Cas where do you live in holland? i live in the hague, if you need some help/advice for the shredder feel free to ask, i finished the shredder a while ago and it works well, didnt make an extrusion though.
cheerio, bas

helper
17/11/2017 at 18:16
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Owner: @baas
Motor type: triphase
Voltage: 230v – 400v
RPM: 2280
Power: 2.2kW (+- 2,5 HP)
Reducer: 1:49
Result: Succes.
Details: I was lucky enough that a friend gave me a relais etc for free to convert the triphase motor to 230v without loosing power. But its expansive.
Also i added a thick heavy hex coupling with keyways. It looks way too big but according to the formula its needed.
Its really strong. It only clogs shortly when the shredderbox is filled with plastic particles.

watch Ed shredding here;D

helper
17/11/2017 at 11:48
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Hey man yeah i will today!:)

helper
16/11/2017 at 15:29
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here you can see it in motion https://youtu.be/hzXYoqoLCf0

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helper
11/11/2017 at 14:28
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Hey guys you can do that for sure, i did the same, we gathered a group of 7 people and ordered 10 sets in once. The price dropped from 300something down to 80euro per set. You can start a topic about it or maybe there is already one. Good luck!
(I talk about the lasercut files)

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helper
11/11/2017 at 14:26
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Hey guys you can do that for sure, i did the same, we gathered a group of 7 people and ordered 10 sets in once. The price dropped from 300something down to 80euro per set. You can start a topic about it or maybe there is already one. Good luck!

helper
26/06/2017 at 11:24
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ok thank you man!

helper
22/04/2017 at 18:28
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ok thanks, yeah i was thinking the same but wanted to be sure cause i will work with kids

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helper
31/03/2017 at 11:51
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Hey @katharinaelleke!
Thankyou thats really good news! And i have good news too^^
I got an email from Daniel Backer who also wants two sets (haha yeah damn right me too two). The only ‘problem’ could be the shipping to Cambodia? I will direct his email to you and let him know 🙂
It looks like we’re about to hit 11 sets.. Right on!;D

helper
29/03/2017 at 14:43
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Hey,
I would like to make the same order as Erik did to make the lasercutparts cheaper. Who wants to join me? I live in The Hague, The Netherlands. You can sent me a pm or email at [email protected]

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helper
26/03/2017 at 12:52
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hey reneeke,
maybe you can use a handle instead of a machine? the longer the handle the more power. I don think its enough power to shred thicker plastic but for sure you can shred thinner plastic like plastic-cups

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helper
10/03/2017 at 12:01
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Hey fellas!
Is there somebody in the area of Den Haag (The Hague) who wants to build the machines with me? Working together would be more fun, faster and cheaper 😉
I dont have a lot of engineering skills but I have a lot of time and motivation to learn, develop and get it done. I speak Dutch, Spanish, German, and obviously English;D I have a lot of ideas to manifest ones the machines are ready.

you can send me a message at [email protected]
Cheerio,
Bas

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