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1.5m Sheetpress System - Designed for Disassembly

by precious-plastic


Complete set of blueprints, CAD files and instructions on how to build this upscaled sheetpress system.

-56% larger pressing surface
-Designed for easy disassembly
-Improved electronics —

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    Step 1 - Download

    Here's a link to the build folder:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/19glmxFnX6oH5BvBAc8NxFk5f-9YG9HNb

    If you're setting up a sheetpress workspace, you should still download our sheetpress workspace starterkit from our academy. Just use this build folder instead of the build folder in the main starterkit.

    And here's a link to our original build video. The design is slightly different but the steps are the same:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OctDe3xVk




    Step 2 - Bigger Press = Bigger Sheets

    This system has been upscaled to a 1.5x1.5m pressing surface. This allows you to easily make plastic sheets at the standard 1.2x1.2m size and even a bit bigger.

    This is a 56% increase in capacity so you'll be able to recycle plastic at more than 50% the rate as the V4 press.


    Note: The press requires 1500x3000 sheets of steel and aluminium to build. It's also quite a bit heavier, so it's no longer possible to handle the parts in this machine without the assistance of a hoist or similar lifting device.




    Step 3 - Designed for Disassembly

    The whole system has been designed to be disassembled for easy packing and transportation. It now fits through a standard door when disassembled.

    The electronics box can also be unplugged and dismounted for transportation.




    Step 4 - Improved Electronics

    We've made some changes to the electrical system to better suit the increased power requirements of this larger machine.




    Step 5 - Build it, hack it, share it!

    If you have any other ideas, improvements or hacks for this machine - make sure to share them with the community.
    You can do this through a how-to, discord or instagram!

    Have fun building :)



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