APSX-PIM Plastic Injection Molding Machine
We ultimately developed this unique thermoplastic injection molding machine after paying particular attention to the pain points most users commonly experience when using other machines. From this, we designed and optimized a tool that makes plastic injection molding affordable and easy. Today, the APSX-PIM is an alternative to the traditionally expensive, overpowered and large injection molding machines used for R&D, prototyping, product design, education, hobby and other low-volume production environments.
This plastic injection machine creates quality parts that are consistent, easily repeatable and affordably produced. We’re here to help you create low-cost components rapidly without complex setup or large up-front costs.
APSX-PIM solution is ordinarily cheaper than typical conventional molds alone, and you can do-it-yourself with a low-risk and low-cost option (patent pending).
All components of this machine are made in Cincinnati, OH USA.
Our concept is to create an injection machine with automation and accuracy to do real work, while still retaining all the important features that make an injection machine attractive in the first place: small footprint, repeatability, and minimal input power.
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KEY FEATURES OF APSX-PIM
- Compact design
- Strong body structure with stainless steel, aluminum 6061, bronze parts
- All electric and no water-coolant system
- Full automatic with precision sensors
- Injection speed control for fill rate
- Electronic temperature control system
- User touch screen for operational control
- Injection capability with 3D printed molds
- Typically 60 secs per injection cycle (clamp opens and ejects parts every 60 secs)
- Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ready
What's in the crate?
Demo test parts made by APSX-PIM sold
Polypropylene plastic pellets for you to get started making parts
Tablet PC with APSX-PIM software installed
APSX SPYDER CNC Machine
APSX SPYDER CNC Machine can cut ALUMINUM, STEEL, BRONZE, BRASS, DELRIN (ACETAL), WOOD and other plastics with high precision.
Portable CNC Machine
APSX SPYDER is a precise and rigid CNC milling machine that can cut metals, wood and plastic. It fills the void in the market for CNC routers to cut specifically metals not just wood. APSX SPYDER is a complete system that includes configured LinuxCNC, embedded PC, keyboard, and pendant. There is nothing else you need to start milling parts. It also uses a standard wall outlet for the control box and monitor.
WHAT's IN THE BOX
SPYDER CNC, the computer inside the control panel, keyboard, monitor with wall mount kit, control pendant, configured LinuxCNC software, 1/4" endmill, wall-mountable plastic container for the liquid.
Metal cutting requires specific cutting speed vs. spindle speed ratios for quality machining. Keeping temperature as low as possible around the cutting environment including the spindle, end mill and workpiece is critical for cutting metals. APSX SPYDER has a pressured-chilled spindle with a wide range of RPM, 2000-20000 and high torque at low speeds. It can keep the RPM constant and controlled using G-Code.
APSX SPYDER uses a water air mixing system to facilitate cooling both the workpiece and the end mill. Without cooling, machining metals becomes harder as the temperature increases. At some point aluminum will gum up the end mill and will stop cutting effectively or at all. This can sometimes damage the end mill and it is difficult to remove molten plastic on it. Pressurized air mist also helps to remove the chips before any gumming occurs.
If an aggressive cutting strategy is used or if there is not enough coolant, the spindle may be forced above its abilities. APSX SPYDER is able to detect and stop motion before further damage is imposed on the workpiece and the end mill. It will also keep XYZ coordinates so you can continue machining without homing.
APSX SPYDER has steel shafts, hard anodized aluminum blocks, precision lead screws and strong stepper motors making it a very rigid machine. Its rigidity is more comparable to vertical machines than CNC routers. The optional solid concrete base adds extra rigidity for higher precision milling. About .001" tolerance level can be achieved on each axis.
The 4th Axis Rotary Table
can be added to the SPYDER CNC. It is perfect for complex parts that would require an additional axis to mill.
NO COOLANT ODOR AND NO RUST
Since it uses a mixture of alcohol and water, there is no heavy coolant odor in the air. Plus there are no steel pieces with a risk of rust. You can be rust-free forever. Showrom meeting is available with appointment to companies and individuals who are interested in. Please SCHEDULE a call or showroom demo day.
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