How to build mini press

by plastmakers | Source: Precious-Plastic-Community-Platform

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. —


Step 1 - Video tutorial

All steps are mentioned in video tutorial.
Direct link to open source blueprints and CAD files are here:

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

Full machine:

Laser cutted parts for pressing plates:

Step 4 - More information

Next upgrades and tips for compression moulding you can find on Youtube, or Instagram:

I hope it can help you with plastic recycling.


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