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About this project

Project will be continued: check out my website and now available on my store. Check Kickstarter updates for more details.

The Reclaimer is an open source industrial grade shredder. It is mainly designed to shred plastics and semi hard organic materials.

Specs:

Outside Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 3.5"

Material: Steel

Hand Powered

What can it cut?

Most soft materials but it depends on the stretch goals met at bottom of page

Some Uses:

Shred failed 3d prints: shredding failed 3d prints to then be put back into any filament maker to turn back into filament to then 3d print again. NEVER WASTE FILAMENT AGAIN!!

Shred recyclable thermoplastics: Shred recyclable plastic containers and then use it in a filament maker to turn plastic trash into usable 3d printer filament. MAKE FILAMENT FOR FREE!!!!

Shred kitchen trash: Shred kitchen trash and then use that trash in a compost pile. Shredding trash increases amount of material you can put into your compost bin, decreases space for heat to escape thus decreases compost time.

There are many other uses for the Reclaimer of which are not listed. These uses are just the ones that i personally use it for.

What is needed:

To operate the shredder you are going to need a ratcheting driver. You can use something like a ratcheting breaker bar, a impact drill, or cordless/corded drill. The Reclaimer without the shroud/hopper will have to be used manually due to liability and safety.

Planned expansions:

Shroud with/without motor: Due to some liability and safety issues the Reclaimer will be designed to only accept a motor if and only if the shroud/hopper is installed. The shroud/hopper is required for use of a motor because this prevents someone from sticking their hands in.

Stretch Goals:

Original material (35 MPa)

$8,000 - Better Grade Steel For Blades: 2 times stronger than original material (75 MPa)

$15,000 - Heat Treat Blades: 5.5 times stronger Minimum (190MPa),  8 times stronger Maximum (280MPa)

$27,500 - Nit-riding or Carbonizing: Increasing wear resistance for added durability and hardness also reduce rusting and corrosion

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!

Risks and challenges

Shipping something this heavy always needs special attention to get to the destination in one piece. There will need to be considerable investment in time to get it right.

The parts that undergo stress will have to be heat treated in order to not break.

I am finishing up a previous Kickstarter during and at the end of the Kickstarter campaign. So it is possible that project will have some roll over

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