New mystery machines arrives to jDrones


New machines are arriving to jDrones office. 

What is it, we will se in following weeks. But as a hint there are some details that we can share now for it:

- It's 3.000 Kg heavy

- It's 2.7m tall, 1 meter wide and 2.8 meters long

- It uses electricity (and a lot)

- It's rather silent

With the machine we can really change many of our products to be better and better. It won't get tired on new parts.

Let's start guessing what it might be. 

There are few people that already know what it is and we do not accept guesses from those, you all know who i mean :)

So who will be first one to guess what is our new mystery machine???

Jani / jDrones

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  • Can that squeeze out a super high tech ultra-prop??? ;)

  • Developer

    Wohooo, It's almost done... Some hose works (they look messy) and cooling, cabling still needs to be taken care and then it's ready for first fireup.


    So what is it: Yes it is injection molding machine but it's not a injection molding machine as most of you thought on first. Descriptions what you all gave fits more to normal injection molding machines eg. Horizontal machines. Our machine is custom made Vertical machine that can do about million things more than traditional machines... Down side is it's cost.

    Horizontal machines are usually under 1.6 meters tall but they are 3.5-4 meters long. Horizontal machines cannot do things what verticals can. Horizontals are good for "I want 1.000.000pcs of this" type production, this type verticals are not really...

    As a side note, basically whole this room was designed for this machine and we have been waiting it almost 3 months now. Lights on top of it are not actually so close as it seems on picture. Roof height on top of machine is 3.2 meters so we can easily operate it with full power in here.

    If you are visiting to Bangkok, you are most welcome to visit. There are already hundreds of people been visiting our office. Just let us know before you come so I can make sure that I am at office too as running on meetings rather often.

    <Tech junkie alert>

    Technical specs:

    - Clamping force: 60 tons

    - Main screw diameter: 36 mm, custom made double alloy screw

    - Materials it handles: ABS, PVC, Acryl, PolyCarbonate, Nylon, Delrin. Eg. All Low, Medium and High engineering plastics and even composite compounds. Also there are few secrets too that I won't tell yet..

    - Injection volume: 152 m3

    - Injection pressure: 1313 kg/cm3

    - Injection speed: 88 cm3/sec

    - Max mold size: 460 x 310 x 350

    - Min mold size: 100 x 100 x 150

    - Hydraulic motor: 8kw

    - Heaters: 6kw

    - Slider stroke: 470mm

    - Weight: 3+ tons

    - Height 2.8 meters

    - Made in: German (power electronics), Taiwan (Hydraulics), USA (Controllers), Chinese (Body) , Japan (Barrel, Screw)

    - Mold materials: Steel, Stainless steel, Aluminum and Steel reinforced epoxy

    </Tech junkie alert>

    So why we have it and what we plan to make with it. We have several plans on how to use this new machine, one is to help you all around there to create your own piece of parts too. This machine is great from low to medium quantity production. For higher quantities I have good friend who has 10 horizontal machines in line running 24/7, so if you need volumes. It can be done too.

    As we have our own mold production capacity and engineering skills, we can make around 70% of all our mold needs in-house. When we need really complex molds, we can use our 3rd party mold making companies to make them and then there are no limits on molds. 

    BTW. It's not so loud machine even when hydraulics are running on full speed. Bigger problem is the heat what it creates and unfortunately my office is basically on top of it. Poor me, more air cons please... :)

    Now our in-house machinery consists of: Plastic Injection line, Several 2 and 3-Axis CNC machines, 3-Axis CNC milling machine for metals even stainless steel, Several Laser cutters and engravers, Manual milling stations and lathes, high pressure cleaning stations, electronics assembly and repair lines, 3D Printers and Prototype PCB engravers.

    Jesse, don't worry you will be rewarded of your rather close guess. Please use jDrones Contact Us form to send your address details (or jDrones user ID) to our girls and they will send you nice Happy New Year packet.

    Dusan, yeah that carbon injection would be great :)

    Matt, I think I answered to your question already and if not properly. I hope we can show it in future and if you have ideas. Let's look what we can do.

    And Happy New Year 2013 to everyone.

    Jani / jDrones

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  • Carbon fiber Injection Molding machine.

  • Quiet, but uses lots of power? That suggests heat, to me..

    Could it be a soldering/reflow oven?

  • So does the first person to guess the correct answer get a prize? :-D (hint, hint)

  • So who will be first one to guess what is our new mystery machine???

    More importantly, what are you planning to manufacture with your new machine?

  • HA!  Injection mold!!  (see the massive studs at the top to clamp the mold down, and the massive motor to drive the hydraulics to inject the hot plastic!!)  is it really quiet tho?? surely the hydraulics will whine a fair bit when under load?

  • Rats, was really hoping for the Flux Capacitor!

  • Developer

    There are right guesses. It took till 2am last night to get everything inside and today we join two parts together. I will post some pictures more about it. 

    But by guessing size those few guesses were luck draw and normally this type machines are not as tall as this one is. It's fully custom build for us and our needs and hopefully it will help others around world too.

    So stay tuned

    Here is one pic from bottom part of it...


  • Some of you seems to know a silent CNC mill. I would be glad to see such ;-)

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