Project:Plastic Beam Forming
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Plastic Beam Forming
|Materials Used:||various thermoplastics|
|Tools Used:||plastic shredder, drying oven|
Massi has begun experimenting with plastic beams made from self-shredded recycled plastic flakes.
Open Mold Method
To make beams without special machines, you can use a mold which is open on one of the long sides. Molten plastic is filled in and pressed into the mold with a matching "fourth side" piece.
[missing: shreds(?), pressing(?), finished beam]
|mold type||mold size||plastic type||plastic in [g]||temperature [°C]||duration||beam size||notes|
|welded steel||50 × 4 × 2 cm||PP||350||240||approx. 2 h (?? min baking pan; ?? min mold)||49 × ? × ? cm||near the Memmert oven's limits (only fits diagonally)|