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Build your plastic recycling machine

PreciousPlastic machine recycles plastics

Spread the word!
This helps the project so much! Make sure to share this information around so others know they can start. The more people know about this project the more plastic that gets recycled!

PreciousPlastic developed DIY machines that enable everyone to build a little plastic machine to recycle all the plastics you can get. For free. 

The machines are made with basic tooling and materials that should be easily available, wherever you live.

Now share it into every corner of the world and let the recycling begin!

Start your own little plastic recycling workshop

This is fabulous open innovation. The PreciousPlastic recycling machine is made from basic materials, affordable and easy to build.

  • Modular
    The machines are made of different components that can be repaired, replaced, or customized
  • Open Source
    The blueprints and tutorials for our machines will always be freely available online, for anyone to access and use
  • Inclusive
    By using basic materials, tools, and universal parts, the machines can be built all over the world
  • Built yourself
    PreciousPlastic has created a series of video tutorials that are easy to follow and help you get started building the machines

Extrusion

Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. These lines can be used to make new raw materials such as 3d printing filament, make granulated plastic, spinned around a mold, or used by you in new and creative ways.

Injection

Plastic flakes are heated and injected into a mold. It’s a relatively quick process which is well suited for creating small objects repeatedly. You can make the molds completely yourself by using CNC mills or lathes, or by simply welding them.

Build the injection molding machine

Compression

Plastic is heated inside the oven and slowly pressed into a mold with a carjack. Well suited for making large and more solid objects, the oven itself is also a great machine for prototyping and making plastic tests with.

Build the compressor

Shredding

Plastic waste is shredded into flakes which will be used in the other machines to create new things. You can select the output size of these flakes by changing the sieve inside the machine to create different patterns and processes.

Build the shredder

Things you can make

Explore what you can make with these machines

How you can help PreciousPlastic

  • Join the community
    PreciousPlastic loves it when you are involved, helping out others with questions, sharing your feedback, and connecting with others. Join!
  • Spread the word!
    This helps the project so much! Make sure to share this information around so others know they can start. The more people know about this project the more plastic that gets recycled!
  • Donate
    Everything they do and make is shared open source online, for free. Your donations push this project ahead. They mean a lot to this perfect guys.
  • Build machines
    It makes us happy when you build the machines locally. We know this isn’t for everyone though, so as a non-builder you can also help out in our forums where we’re trying to connect people with machine builders.

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