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