1.5m Sheetpress System - Designed for Disassembly
by precious-plastic | Source: Precious-Plastic-Community-Platform
Complete set of blueprints, CAD files and instructions on how to build this upscaled sheetpress system.
-56% larger pressing surface
-Designed for easy disassembly
Step 1 - Download
Here's a link to the build folder:
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:
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 :)