There is a small injection moulding machine now in the space.
Could some one versed in these things please determine if it is of use to
us? If not then it may form the basis of a rivet press or similar.
(or more likely just be aimed away)
But if someone needs a press, I have a toggle press I can offer, so
please don't repurpose the moulder permanently !
Funny enough - in a previous life I wrote simulation software for injection molding. Damn, i seem to have a whole bunch of knowledge about that floating around in my head.
I'll look at it tonite... (my cnc mill at home should be able to make the molds for this)
I haven't bought any yet but can probably be persuaded if I get around
to making a suitable mould..
Indeed it is, and seems to be a lot cheaper than filament for the makerbot too.
> Grinding up milk containers and similar materials would be an interesting activity
An possibly rather messy! A cheap liquidiser would be worth trying, a coffee grinder would
probably grind it fine enough for static to be a pain.
I had a look for the machine this afternoon but couldn't find it, where was it last seen?
Small particles + fast moving blades = lots of friction = lots of heat =
fused mass of plastic on blades
Better to use a lower speed solution. I favour the cross-cut paper
shredder. I have one I was trying to convert for just the purpose.
>> Grinding up milk containers and similar materials would be an interesting activity
> An possibly rather messy! A cheap liquidiser would be worth trying, a coffee grinder would
> probably grind it fine enough for static to be a pain.
Hmm - you want very very low speeds (as high speeds may mean heat - and hence a molten clump). Also - most extruders like their granulate a bit.. eh.. granular :)
So actually more of a mincer?
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Might granulating while wet help with both heat and static issues?