Injection Compression Combo machine

Inspired by the Spain guys use of the car jack for the injection, I started designing a combo injection/compression molder.


think of a shop press.


We can change to either a piston or a mold plate using plumbing fittings.


The bottom half of the machine is the injection.  (sorry you will have to stoop down a little to use it)


the top half is the compression molder.  We have a removable plate for the compression.


Also the frame is changed to square tubing and the tubing acts as a linear guide to keep the parts from wobbling.  The jack by itself can wobble without guidance.


Pictured is the compression only machine.


Next version, change from U channel steel to square tube.  the tube will be the frame and a linear guide.





nice work Butte ! keep us posted please. currently we’re trying to make it similar work but with a 50 cm hydraulic piston and a custom pump (for more speed). as for the compression, I think we will opt for a square to distribute pressure a little better. if that all works, we still want to use the same frame for sheet maker rollers; a little more challenging to have this all work without re-configuring it too long, especially to have it sized for good shipping prices.

Good Idea, I will make something similar.