What is it?
The Injection machine allows us to take smaller amounts of shredded plastic and heat it to specific temperatures. It's basic function is to melt plastic in a cylinder while applying pressure.
This machine has six primary components: the frame, the lever arm plunger, three mica heating bands, the PID control electronics, the insulated barrel and a mold. The design is based off of Precious Plastic's V3 machine.
The frame and lever arm were constructed using metal salvaged from CAR. The heating bands were purchased from Gamut-Grainger. The PID controller was purchased from Ebay. The insulation is ceramic fiber and was fixed with aluminum wiring. The mold is connected to the barrel's nozzle with internal threads.