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facilities:fablab:equipment-custom:plastic_recycling:injection_moulder [2019/11/13 11:48]
Peter Musk
facilities:fablab:equipment-custom:plastic_recycling:injection_moulder [2020/03/07 15:40] (current)
Michael Byrne
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 Mouldmaking is the next step, and the plan is to make moulds from cheap materials with a limited useful life. Dental plaster and epoxy resin will be tried first. Mouldmaking is the next step, and the plan is to make moulds from cheap materials with a limited useful life. Dental plaster and epoxy resin will be tried first.
 A rigid metal container for the moulds will be required to prevent fracturing, and this may be made to order or adapted from available metal containers. A rigid metal container for the moulds will be required to prevent fracturing, and this may be made to order or adapted from available metal containers.
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 +====2020===
 +In March 2020 the AC team consulted with a licence electrician regarding what work would need to be completed before having the injection moulding machine commissioned electrically. He recommended ensuring that all electrical components, including conductors, had 2 levels of insulation the 4x original heater bands were replaced with a new model that were
 +   * Higher wattage
 +   * earthed
 +   * enclosed brass construction with 
 +   * longer stainless steel braided cable
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 +A stainless steal perferated tube has been sourced as a guard against the operator brushing up against hot metal part any nasty burn injuries.  ​
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 +
 +==ideas==
 +[[https://​hackaday.com/​2017/​11/​11/​diy-injection-mold-design-for-the-home-shop/​]]
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 +[[https://​3dinsider.com/​diy-injection-molding/​]]
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 +[[https://​makezine.com/​projects/​make-41-tinkering-toys/​diy-injection-molding/​]]
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 +[[https://​www.instructables.com/​id/​Home-Plastic-Injection-Molding-with-an-Epoxy-Mold/​]]
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 +[[https://​www.techkits.com/​products/​mold-epoxy-large/​]]

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