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### In reply to: Building machine from a starter kit

helper
07/05/2019 at 02:04
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Hi.

If you have maybe enough financial resources, you  can find some useful components, even whole machines or assemblied machine parts here -> https://bazar.preciousplastic.com/?category=machines

Maybe you can find some local machine builder, from PP bazar, so the delivery will be more affordable.

### In reply to: Designing pneumatic injection molding machine

helper
07/05/2019 at 01:54
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@s2019 I was forecasting pressure in the nozzle diameter via simple pressure calculation -> P=F/A , and i was expecting the increase of the pressure, with a decrease diameter, as this simple equation is saying.
However i checked your link, and also i checked Bernoulli equations brefly, and its quite opposite 😀 , there is dicrease of the pressure, with dicrease of the pipe diameter, when something flows inside.

Thank you for the input ! Atleast i know now, that i need to recalculate it 🙂

### In reply to: Designing pneumatic injection molding machine

helper
07/05/2019 at 01:12
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@pporg  you are welocome, hope it will be able to open it.
Yes I saw this video as many similar to that. i didnt catch btw book recommendations.

And yes , im aware that it is a first design shot, still very raw. 🙂

### In reply to: Designing pneumatic injection molding machine

helper
07/05/2019 at 00:52
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@s2019 , yes your calculation is correct. Its pressure approx. 3.7 Mpa.

95 MPa, should be created pressure in smallest diameter of the nozzle, where it connects the mold runner.

that has lot of mistakes i know. Its just theoretical model for now, tested just in simulation. So i would very happy appreciate some improvements. @pporg
Hope it will work. I used function “Pack and go” so everything should be there 🙂

Because i think, if you design this right, it can save to of time and maybe some energy ( that you dont need to press it by human power) to make it semi-automatic.
Thats the whole idea

### In reply to: Designing pneumatic injection molding machine

helper
07/05/2019 at 00:27
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@s2019 I done injection simulation in Solid Works Plastics with all parameters from designed injeciton molding machine, and after all, the machine was able to create pressure in the nozzle more than 95 MPa, which is quite good, and also simulated injection of cover was done without complications.

But im sure in order to have more comfortable operation and also variety of use, it would be cool to use stronger pneumatical cylinder for this design.

I will try to upload the model somehow.

@pporg in my design, the nozzle and the mold is connected with screw connection, similar as it was originally designed by Dave for injection machine.

And yes, i was thinking a lot how to design the hopper in appropriate position for smooth inseting shredder plastic into the machine.
And yes, i think the production price for this kind of design can be squeezed into 1000 euros.

Cheers

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
01/05/2019 at 14:50
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Bonus photo of the form for a keyring and also some other samples of the broaches, or it could be also keyring 🙂

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
01/05/2019 at 14:49
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Hey guys.

Im adding pictures of my recent new experiments with the HDPE.

1. Key rign in Shape of Slovakia with hand gravir of letter to the steel form.
The form is home-made with using some basic tools

2.  HDPE heart shape broach – made with steel heart shape form for cakes 🙂

And thats it

Cheers

### In reply to: Arbor Press v14

helper
29/04/2019 at 22:25
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@pporg  it looks quite good. Hope i will be able same or better results.

Surface of this case is caused maybe because CNC milling, or because of plastic used for the injection.

Do you know, what was the cost of the mold ?

### In reply to: Someone know the WHY of the design of the shredder

helper
26/04/2019 at 00:31
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Hi guys.

Just a simple question for those, whi have tried this method to create blades with drilling. Is it really that cost, time effective ?

Because its requiring lot of drilling, brushing , and the precision will go down probably also.

Maybe group order of laser cutted parts like 10-15 sets at once could solve this.

With this solution a bought (thanks to Katharina from Germany, currently working on Flip Flopi project) all laser cutted parts for 130 euros (shipping incluced ) from German company to Slovakia.

Cheers, Martin

### In reply to: Building a shredder, Slovakia, Europe

helper
25/04/2019 at 23:50
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Thank for your info. I hope it will be able to transmiss the power from the motor safely.

### In reply to: Building a shredder, Slovakia, Europe

helper
16/04/2019 at 17:04
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Finally i managed to find motor, transmission, a clutch.

This is how it looks so far.

### In reply to: Trash collecting EVENT in Bratislava, SVK

helper
18/11/2018 at 02:55
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Great idea Simona !

I sended you message already. 🙂

### In reply to: Building a shredder, Slovakia, Europe

helper
04/06/2018 at 02:54
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renatocamargo

Hi.
1.a. I used laser-cutted parts from Katharina from Germany. It was group order cca 25 sets. So i cant tell you exactly.
2.Did the assembly gone well? Did the pieces fits well? Did you do some mechanical adjustments aftes the lasercutting?
2.a Assembly was pretty challenging. Lot of dimensions and shapes of the parts were pretty not in tolerances. So i needed to brush surfaces of all parts to make smooth assemly.
Since laser is making radiuses, not 90 degrees in corners on holes for example, i was not able to assembly many parts together, so again i needed to brush corners in order to fit into other parts as a puzzle, since whole construction i created in “puzzle” style.

I needed do use driller for making 20mm(radius) counter sink for holes for bearrings screws.
I needed to brush cylindrincal parts of shaft in order to fit into bearings. ( I ordered shaft+bearring from Czech republic, other laser-cutted parts were from Germany.)
Another problem was lenght of hexagonal part of shredder. Its not accurate at all. I needed for fix many, many small intolerances, to assemly everything smoothly, and tightly.

So we needed to find many alternative solutions for shredding box, to make final version of shredding box.

It was my case, but if you order more accurate parts, also if you order accurate dimensions of shredder and bearring, you can save lot of hours of work and fixing. But in my case it was whole 2 days of assemling only shredding box to make everything as it should be.

### In reply to: Building a shredder, Slovakia, Europe

helper
28/05/2018 at 14:07
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Shaft was little bit bigger the bearings, so this is how it looked like at the first try.

We needed to brush shredder a lot, even when the difference in dimensions was tiny.

### In reply to: 🌎 PP V3 content translation

helper
02/04/2018 at 00:08
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Hi guys, thank you for these inputs. I was also very curious about fumes after melting specific types of plastic. Do you know any sources about effects, fumes, hazard of melitng HDPE(2) and PP(5).

Thank you very much, Martin

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
19/03/2018 at 00:06
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Another shots from my work/experiments.

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
19/03/2018 at 00:05
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Hello all friends of recycling and PP. Here is my work from this weekend. I was again playing with HD-PE material(bottle caps) and im quite happy with the result.

I have serious question about melting HD-PE and poisonous fumes. How do you protect yourself against these fumes. Because its very dangerous to inhale them.

Thank you, Martin, Slovakia

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
25/02/2018 at 17:37
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@malor . Hi Malor, your combination of colors on the flower-pot. Its really fresh. And toward the topic of removing part it depends on material of mold. I was using aluminium mold and thanks to quick water cooling – my plastic part shrinked, thanks to decreasing temperature, i was able to remove my part quite easily.

So i recommend you to cool your part quite enough with water for example.

Martin, Slovakia

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
23/01/2018 at 13:08
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@caymans thank you for your interest. Im happy to see it. Now im building shredder, so it take some time know, to develop recycled products . As soon as i start to turn plastiv waste into beautiful flowerpots or another things, i will post it here.

Cheers, Martin , Slovakia

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
22/01/2018 at 00:29
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@margeryk thank you very much for your positive response. Im glad that you already like this prototypes. you can see still bubbles and rough edges in these products. I excited, what i will be able to do, with PP machines 🙂 it will be another level.

Cheers

helper
27/11/2017 at 03:34
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thanks for sharing

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
27/11/2017 at 03:25
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@anris My lower aprt of the mold is representing small aluminium bucket and upper past is from ceramic ( constatnly cooled with cold water) . i will try to post also pictures of it.

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
27/11/2017 at 03:23
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Yes im using “Dvojplatnička” with possibility to regulate temperature. My temperature is about 200-220 degrees. For this month there is nothing new. Im waiting for machinery to create better and more products.

### In reply to: Lasercut Group Orders GER/EU

helper
02/11/2017 at 02:31
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Hello, thank you very much for your info. Its still good, i mean im not in hurry with it.

Thanks, Martin

### In reply to: Lasercut Group Orders GER/EU

helper
27/09/2017 at 22:53
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Hello Katherina, i sended you mail with my order and also with my address. Im interested in combined order for 80 euros. You have already my personal informations.

Thank you a lot.

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
27/09/2017 at 22:44
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Some of my creations from HDPE material.

Thank you guys

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
27/09/2017 at 22:38
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One flowerpot has 300 grams

### In reply to: First plastic experiment using bottle caps

helper
27/09/2017 at 22:37
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I made this flowerpot for my friend. ( 100% HD-PE material, approximately 150 of bottle caps were used for the creation)

Look for amazing combination with Aloe Vera.