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.