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How to build mini press

by plastmakers


Tutorial how to build mini press for compression moulding.
For making this simple machine you need welding machine, access to laser cutting machine, drilling machine and basic assembly skills. —

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    3D Files

    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-2001-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-2003-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-2005-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-3000-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-3001-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-3002-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-3003-01.stp - Preview
    • 3D Step File: /files/03 Mini press/STP/c-01-3004-01.stp - Preview

    Step 1 - Video tutorial

    All steps are mentioned in video tutorial.
    Direct link to open source blueprints and CAD files are here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mnhn5dmxhTUJN2FP2GhcQiJN7mrv-iHk?usp=sharing




    Step 2 - What can you make with press?

    With this standard size frame it is possible to press sheets with area 37x37cm.

    Max. recommended mould height is 80mm

    I have already produced:

    - sheets 37x37cm, thickness 3, 5, 20mm
    - coasters
    - clock
    - clipboard
    - sheets which was latter used for CNC cutting - design of lamp, animal models.




    Step 3 - Is it possible to buy it? Yes




    Step 4 - More information

    Next upgrades and tips for compression moulding you can find on Youtube, or Instagram:
    https://linktr.ee/plastmakers

    I hope it can help you with plastic recycling.

    Tom



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