The Homemade Compression Machine

Last week our team completed the build of our compression machine. Our resident welding experts Ensari and Scott used plans provided by the Precious Plastics website. They have plans for plastic recycling machines and doo-hickeys you can build yourself here:

The compression machine consists of an electric oven and a car jack. You don’t have to go far beyond the Craigslist free section to find those items!

Jeff doing his best Vanna White

While the oven component is to heat our recycled and shredded #2 plastic, the carjack applies pressure to form our molds. Here, Scott does a test run of the carjack element.

We’re lucky to have some talented builders on our team that made this happen, Thank you Scott and Ensari!

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