DIY Rotary Moulding Machine





Introduction: DIY Rotary Moulding Machine

All frame work was mig welded and made from either 2"x2" tube or 1"x2" steel tube.

Step 1: Welding Frame Top

Step 2: Welding Frame Bottom

Step 3: Welding Frame Bearing Support

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Step 7: Idler Sprocket

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Step 9: Welding Frame Rotary Mount

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Step 11: Rotary Main Shaft

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Step 13: Primary Chain

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Step 15: Main Rotary Frame Work Completed

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Step 18: Main Frame Done

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Step 20: Heat Shield Installation

Step 21: Sheet Metal

I covered the walls by welding sheet metal to them.

Step 22: Insulating

I insulated it with compressed rock wool that I bought from the hardware store

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Step 24: Exhaust for Excess Heat

Step 25: Fibre Glass Door Seals

I used high temp silicone to glue the seals onto the frame this helped the heat stay in.

Step 26: Insulated Machine Ready to Run

I used a 1750rpm motor and a 50:1 gear box , the unit is heated by a diesel space heater that brings the internal heat to 400 deg F in about 10 min .

Step 27: 50:1 Ratio Motor and Gearbox

Step 28: First Part Out of Machine

This part used 5lbs of low density poly ethylene pellets at 400deg F for about 40min heat time and 10 min cooling time .

Step 29: Part

Step 30: Finished Part



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    Very impressive!
    What do you make the molds out of? I presume with the bottle, you started with a pre existing bottle (Header tank?) as the positive?
    This could be useful to leverage 3D printing to make things like elaborate plastic inlet manifolds - and many other automotive components.

    Wonderful, amazing. but still require more details like how much hp motor, and which company made greabox, wiring and all that stuff. But still amazing. Thanks a lot.

    Impressive work, congrtulations.