Next up I have to find a 30amp 3 phase plug, we can then plug in and test all features of the machine and produce some plastic parts with the temporary mold in the machine.
If anyone has a plug please give me a shout.
I would like to get as many people involved and interested in this machine, so if your interested in helping and using it let me know. If your interested in making a side project associated with it please feel free to get stuck in. Below are some things that will have to be built if you think you have time and skills to make them let me know.
A small steel hopper will need to be made with a clear acrylic lid to stop dirt getting in like the one attached below
A stainless steel bar magnetic bar like the one attached is placed in the hopper to catch any stray metal parts from entering the machine. It sits in the plastic inside of the hopper and doesn’t need to be as complicated as the picture attached, but it obviously shouldn’t be able to enter the machine itself or have loose parts.
Finally at the moment the machine will run for atleast 30 minutes before the hydraulics heat up and it will have to cool. We use a more industrial version of this water cooling tower in work, however this smaller diy cooling tower will work great, they really dont need to be that big. A feed can be take off this for cooling molds in the future also.
All of these are very simple and can be made from scrap lying around.