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In reply to: Heat Press Machine

helper
17/05/2018 at 10:37
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@plastikfantastik as in cooker hobs off old electric cookers, I’m separating the cooker from the hot plates and using those.

helper
17/05/2018 at 10:07
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This is amazing @lyricalpolymath! thanks for creating this it has seriously helped!

In reply to: Heat Press Machine

helper
17/05/2018 at 10:04
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I’m currently building one using electric hobs to create the heat, will show you the progress soon.

In reply to: SHREDDER FOLDING BASE

helper
26/01/2018 at 16:50
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reminds me of these guys:
https://www.opendesk.cc

helper
10/01/2018 at 12:34
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where are you looking to get the quotes from? because I am sure the machining costs will vary from country to country unless you “employ” a machinist team…. that would be good to set up!

helper
10/01/2018 at 12:30
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@smokinart, I cannot wait to see your work in progress pictures! sounds amazing!

In reply to: Plastic >Wood

helper
10/01/2018 at 12:29
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@nick007, have you seen those houses in Africa being built using used plastic bottle! looks really cool, but I guess the problem is, would it be efficient enough for cold climates? the wooden structures in places such as the alps have a serious strength capacity to cope with the weight of the snow fall on the roofs and it would be interesting to see a comparison strength test between natural timber and plastic timber.

helper
14/12/2017 at 17:32
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@karru, I don’t have anything yet but I am working on it and will let you know as soon as I find something. 🙂

In reply to: Best CAD program

helper
12/12/2017 at 13:20
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for me it’s all about Fusion 360, however if I had a choice, it would be solidworks, but I don’t have that kind of cash. I found Rhino a bit bland.

helper
08/12/2017 at 15:13
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Hey @karuu that sounds amazing! So you are looking for an investor? Are u looking for a cash injection for your business or do you need business advice also?

helper
08/12/2017 at 13:34
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@karuu, when they take what they need from the dump, what do they usually do with it? do you know if companies use this recycled waste to make new products etc? thanks for the reply 🙂

helper
08/12/2017 at 12:33
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@dinkumdunny take a look at the 3rd revolution on the web, you’re right, there is a suggestion that we are reverting back to a new era of “cottage industries”. Best guy to listen to on all this is Chirs Anderson, the Editor of Wired magazine. 🙂 I just hope these companies don’t overshadow what is being achieved here.

helper
05/12/2017 at 17:25
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thanks @mattia-io 🙂

helper
05/12/2017 at 16:07
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if you are planning to use recycled plastics to turn them into products that will be in contact with (especially hot) foods, you will need to research about different plastic grade numbers and which items you should look out for to use or not use. Sterilising the shredded plastic will be vital since once it is heated and moulded, you are essentially locking in dirt.
keep researching into plastic toxicities to humans and what makes a food safe plastic.

In reply to: Precious Plastic App

helper
05/12/2017 at 15:48
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wicked idea! I have no idea how to build an app but yeh! awesome idea.

helper
05/12/2017 at 15:45
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@karuu as a community friend, what do you make of this? do you see set ups like this in Kenya? just curious if you have come across any of this 🙂

helper
05/12/2017 at 14:36
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Than you for adding me to your post, I’ll get back to you soon about this subject, I agree that something needs to be done to get V3 going. I will get in touch soon @javierrivera

helper
30/11/2017 at 12:07
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beautiful colour transitions @chelbig! this could really work for modern day consumers, they love summer fresh gradients, it’s quite a fashion atm.

In reply to: Fidget Spinner craze

helper
29/11/2017 at 12:03
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have a look at this guys invention, perfect reuse of a spinner and using a 3D printer…. couldn’t fit any better really. I always thought it would be great to use them as mini turbines connecteted to dynamo generators!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Zoetrope-Fidget-Spinner/

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In reply to: Spam / Scam Bots

helper
29/11/2017 at 11:22
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yep! just reported it to gmail but couldn’t select the profile here because I think it’s been deleted. keep your eyes open!

In reply to: Business first

helper
28/11/2017 at 15:31
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haha he would probably call us “a sad Bunch of losers” lol

helper
28/11/2017 at 00:18
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Anris- the thing with plastics and Moulds like this is, one: the heat will effect your mould drastically, all silicone contains moisture and heat will dry it out and make it crack, plus it could burn if the plastic is too hot. I would imagine it would not cure the plastic quickly since the heat will be retained by the silicone. I have heated silicone moulds to 70 degrees to boost my catalyst in the resin but that mould started to burn as soon as it got higher.
Two: depending on the density of your silicone, the pressure from the injection moulder could bloat the mould, leaving a bad cast.
I have started a discussion about mould making on one of the forums called, injection moulding and 3D printing, have a look 🙂

helper
28/11/2017 at 00:09
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I would of loved to but sadly I don’t have access to that equipment right now… however, I will see what I can do! I’ll get back to you on that 🙂 in the mean time though, ask away.

helper
27/11/2017 at 19:14
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plastikfantastik … this is the answer!

helper
27/11/2017 at 18:07
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Here’s another idea!

so I worked in model making companies for a while and when we had to flock a model, sometimes we needed to quickly pick all the bits up without loosing them or taking forever picking them up one by one.

so we would cover the end of a hoover with women tights (stockings) and that would create a filter mesh that sucked up the items without all the bits flying into the vacuums!

If you used a fine mesh over a battery hoover nozzle, you could try hoovering up the beach… the sand wouldn’t clog it up because you would have a fine enough mesh to try and stop as much sand as possible.

one issue is it overheats the vacuums after a while. But worth trying! If you do a test let me know, it would be great to see!

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helper
27/11/2017 at 17:31
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Imagine building a mould and set up to create these bins…. from their own rubbish!!! damn that would be amazing!!

helper
27/11/2017 at 17:30
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I would say no to being able to maginatize them… but have you seen these guys!

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helper
27/11/2017 at 16:27
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plastikfantastik Thanks for sharing this, really useful to see prices because most companies say “request a quote” which is usually code for “expensive but we don’t want to say how expensive.”

I have the problem of not being in a situation currently where I can start making freely so I am limited to software, drawing, researching and organising. I will direct as much research as possible back towards this chat and if you (or someone in the community!) had the means to actually test our mood technique then that would be epic!!

I saw you have a few friends in your group who are in Australia too, are they local? do you have any space to build and make?

In reply to: Business first

helper
27/11/2017 at 15:14
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well then to answer your top question, no, setting up a recycling BUSINESS costs a lot to set up, depends greatly on your countries politics surrounding the issue of recycling, and a recycling business does not usually manufacture after recycling, they sell their recycled material back to manufacturing companies around the world adding to the vehicle emissions problem and supporting massive industries…… Like Coca Cola!!

helper
27/11/2017 at 15:10
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I am a graduate model maker who has been working with these materials professionally for 5 years, if anyone has any further questions about the materials, their properties, measuring the right quantities, suppliers, pouring techniques, health and safety…. I’m your guy!

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