rotational moulding DIY machine
rotational moulding DIY machine rotational moulding DIY machine
aug 03, 2009

rotational moulding DIY machine

the rotational moulding D.I.Y machine built from scrap materials

design students andrew duffy, craig tyler and edward harrison from the university of rochester constructed a minature rotational moulding machine.

the D.I.Y rotation moulding machine was built to replicate the industrial process to help further understand its possibilities. it was built at no cost from scrap materials and simply powered by a cordless drill. with the use of cold setting bio resins, hollow plastic products are created.

inserting mould

ready for rotation

the machine in action

products created through the D.I.Y rotation moulding machine

  • Super stupendous Rochester! Great video production too.

    David Radovanovic says:
  • what about the cost of man hours and not to mention there educations…. badooooosh….

    smoking gun says:
  • hey smoking gun, did you ever even go to school? this is an awesome way to spend your time – learnig how to do it yourself.

    - a teacher says:
  • Hi smoking Gun,

    Just to let you know this was done as a side project whilst at university not part of the degree. It was just a fun thing to do and it actually taught us a lot along the way!

    As for man hours…. Time flies when you’re having fun

    Andrew Duffy says:
  • i never knew it could be so simple, fantastic work! i want to make one now.

    Dirk says:
  • excellent machine and the images are great!

    ColinSchnauzer says:
  • bravi !!!!

    yuki says:
  • I’m translating your post to brazillian portugueseand posting on my blog, ok? If there is a problem with that, please leave a comment on [url=]Materiais Aplicados[/url]

    Eduardo Fonseca says:
  • Clever idea, I wish I could make my own dyi rotational molding.

    karenmcmillan says:
  • thank you guys!! i was inspired by your project!! and in jun, 2012 i’ve started to build my own rotomolding machine. eventhough i’m doing it by myself, and it’s taking me more time than i thought it would to finish the equipament itself – you know, sometimes wood doesn’t help with heavy elements and aluminum shaft- i’m having a lot of fun and learning A LOT too!! congratz for the whole executed process and the videos/midia as well!!

    bárbara says:
  • AWESOME IDEA!!!!! I´m trying to do it as you, but… how fast the motor and the frames rotate?? they have different speed or not??

    DAVID says:

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