Injection v3

Status : discontinued / abandoned

Efficiency : 3 out of 5 stars

Design : 2.5 out of 5 stars

Safety : 2 out of 5 stars

Price / Value – Bazar : 3 out of 5 stars

Power consumption : 1 – 1.6 Kw

Mass : 25 – 35 Kg

Capacity : shot size is 25 mm by 38 cm. It needs around 15 – 30 minutes to prepare, inject and let the mold cool down.

Build – time for beginners : 4 days

Build – time for experts : 1-2 days


Required machines : drill press, stick welder, power tools

Recommended machines : lathe , CNC , MIG welder to ensure best accuracy and usage


Material bill : 200 – 400 Euro

Bazar price : ~500 – 1500 Euro

 

 

 

Issues

  • needs a lot of force; for instance: for one iphone mould it requires 2 adults 
  • not portable, doesn’t fit in a car
  • very high, 2.20 m 
  • we recommend 5 heat bands and good heat insulation. bare in mind to have the nozzle heated as well and not too far away from the last heat band, 1cm as max.
  • official material bill misleading : the shown heat bands alone cost 120 Euro and the steel tubing are easily 100 Euro as well
  • rather clumsy to use, especially if the parts are not properly done and welded

Variants / Community versions & hacks

Components / Sources

Electronics

Europe – Spain

Cheap heatbands (may last up to 3 weeks)

Expensive heatbands 

SSR, PID, Thermocouple (come often as bundle)

Switches

Buyer guide – Bazaar

  • make sure you it’s not from wood