components.md

Overview of components (draft 1.1)

Electronics

Component Name Used in Buy Learn more
Cartridge heater      
Used to heat the aluminium blocks in the sheetpress Sheetpress online, online forums  
PID controller      
Measures the temperature from thermocouples and uses it to turn on heating elements Extruders, injection, sheetpress, compression online, online forums  
Thermocouple (type K)      
Measures the temperature and send it to the PID Extruders, injection, sheetpress, compression online, online forums  
3 Phase Plug      
Connects the powercord with the wall socket Extruders, Shredders, injection, sheetpress hardware store, online    
Relais      
Uses a low output from the PID controller and Arduino to switch high current (230V) Shredders, Extruder Pro, Sheetpress electronic shop, online forums  
Solid state Relais      
Uses the low (5V) output from the PID controller to switch heating elements Extruders, injection, sheetpress, compression online, online forums  
Heatbands small      
Used the heat up the barrel Extruder, injection online, online forums  
Heatbands large      
Used the heat up the barrel Extruder Pro online, online forums  
Frequency Controller      
Control the speed of motor Extruder Pro, optionally extruder online, online forums  

Mechanics

| Component | Name | Used in | Buy | Learn more | |—————-|—————-|————|——–|——–| | | Motor Shredder Powers the shredder | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Motor Extruder Motor that powers the extruder | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Motor Shredder Pro Big motor that powers the shredder Pro | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Motor Extruder Pro Big motor that powers the extruder Pro | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Wood auger Screw inside the extrusion barrel | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Compression screw small Screw that can be optionally used in the extrusion to give more pressure | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Compression screw large Screw used inside the barrel of the Extruder Pro | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Bearing small UCFL 204 bearings used to make things runs smooth | Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums| | | Bearing large UCFL 209 bearings used to for heavy duty| Extruder Pro, optionally extruder | online, online |forums|

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