Stamp products fast. Without heating
by samsara_trc | Source: Precious-Plastic-Community-Platform
We will show you how you can stamp the products you made in a fast efficient way. The main benefit is that it doesn’t require heating so you have no heatup/cooldown times. This is good for bigger productions and just saves energy :)
Step 1 - Get a product
First you need to have a product. We work with sheets and cut them with CNC to make products. We only tried this technique with PP and HDPE. So let’s met show you how we stamp them.
Step 2 - Make your stamp
Make a design for your stamp and mill it in metal. We made ours from brass, but I guess other metals would work as well. Tip: make sure to mirror your design
Step 3 - Press
For pressing we like to use arbor press. It works fast and are easy to use/find. Put the product underneath apply some fore and take it out. You can get really fast here
Step 4 - Use mould for alignment
We like it when things are consistent. So we use a little mould to put in our product to make sure we always stamp in the same place. This actually also makes sure the product doesn’t move when applying force. Not a must, but would highly recommend
Step 5 - Ready!
Here you can see a few products we stamped. We made one stamp for our logo and one for the type of plastic.
Have fun making yours! :)