Sorry for taking so long to reply but I haven't been getting E-mail
from Onelist for the past few days.
I purchased a book on how to build your own injection molding
machine. It has 2 "hard to get" parts and the rest is just
angle iron and 1 machined piece of metal. I called the author
and he sold me the hard to get parts, the heater element and
the thermostat (about $60 US for both). The name of the book is
"Secrets of building a plastic injection molding machine" by
Vincent Gingery. The book
was about $16 US and can be bought from Lindsay Publications.
You can get one of their catalogs from www.lindsaybks.com but
watch out, they have alot of great books and you may end up spending
your bank roll on books.
Also, I have a catalog some where that has drills all the in-between
sizes if you need a looser or tighter fit.
Also, I purchased a few 8mm motors with a shaft on both sides
like is used in the Rogue GP38.
PS Your work keeps me inspired.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Yuji Kuwabara" <HHG01200@n...> wrote:
> Thank you for your comment.
> I'm interrested in your words
> "building an injection molding machine".
> Are you considering mass production as a
> business? Or can I also do it as a hobby?
> Please give me brief descriptions or related
> URLs, if possible.
> By the way, I understand why I broke one
> motor. It was because I reamed the spur
> gear using 1.1mm drill bit, where I should
> use 1.2mm bit. So the shaft did not slide
> into the gear.
> Yuji Kuwabara