Last wednesday we had a meeting with Rolf Koster, who is an expert on plastics and molding. We discussed the feasibiliy of our project and the steps needed to achieve our goals.
The opinion of an expert was like a treshold for our specific research, so we were glad to hear Rolf was very enthousiastic. He showed us a plastics shredder and the molding machine avaible on our faculty. We discussed wat kind of tool we should use for the extrusion of the PE into the reprap. Instead of using a screw to force the PE through the extrusion head in our case it might be better to use a piston.
During the rest of our we project we can count on the help of Rolf, which makes a great difference for us because his expertise on plastics helps us a lot. We will have several more meeting in the coming weeks.