If your a small business has been relying on 3D printing to manufacture small quantities of plastic components, you may be interested in a new fully automatic desktop plastic injection machine which has been created by APSX and takes the form of the APSX-PIM.
APSX are aiming to raise $100,000 over the next 28 days to help take their desktop plastic injection moulding machine into production allowing small businesses, makers and developers to be able to create injection moulded parts whenever they require.
Earlybird pledges are available from $6250 with delivery expected to take place during May 2017 throughout the US. Specifications for the desktop injection moulding machine include:
• Piston Dia [in]: 1
• Injection Volume [cu-in]: 1.83
• Injection Pressure [PSI]: 5000
• Clamping Force [lbs]: 15000
• Opening Stroke [in]: 6
• Ejector Stroke [in]: 3
• Weight [lbs]: 250
• Max Mold Size [in]: 4.8″ (W) X 6.0″ (H)
• Min Mold Height [in]: 4
• Machine Dimensions [in]: 43″ (L) X 10″ (W) X 15″ (H)
• Max Processing temp [F]: 600
• Power Supply [V]: 115
• Heating Power [W]: 1200
• Warranty: 1 year
• Plastic Materials for Injection: HDPE, PP, TPO, PS, ABS, anything with melt flow rate higher than 15 g/10 min is good.
Injection molding machines are known for being large and expensive machines that require significant infrastructure, long learning curve and high maintenance. For these reasons most individual makers and small businesses don’t have access to an injection molding machine, so we decided to make one that could be used with a limited budget and minimal space. It is great for every workshop and garage since APSX-PIM is the first full-automatic injection molding machine that can fit in every workshop or garage. Traditional injection molding machines start from $50K, but we are bringing this machine to every workshop. It’s a maker’s dream.
APSX-PIM works by compressing the spring to create the injection pressure and by injecting the melted material into the aluminum mold. This small plastic injection molding machine is easy to setup and operate as fully automatic. APSX-PIM solution usually costs less than typical conventional molds alone. Instead of getting the prototypes developed by 3rd party plastic injection molders, you can do-it-yourself with a low-risk and low-cost alternative. The main benefits are shorter lead-time, repeatibility, impact and wear resistant parts, lowest cost possible for the long term, quality surface finish.
For more information on the new injection moulding machine jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Geeky Stuff, Hardware, Top News