Plastic molding on a budget?
Has anyone done any research on making plastic parts from scratch?
Barring the difficult facts of producing a mold, are there any ways to mold plastics on a budget?
I know a lot of the basics of real plastics molding and have a extensive section in a text, ie worm screw hydraulic machines and feeder pellets elaborate heated molds, but I am wondering if there are any ways for the small guys to be able to mold plastics?
Has anyone found any great ways to make plastic parts if a sufficient mold were available?
Any thought or research people would like to share on the topic?
I remember going to a car expo where a guy had some moldable plastics www.plastexnw.com but it seems they either went out of business or changed their name.
I also just read a thread on vacuum forming, but i dont think that is exactly what i am looking for.
Any ideas on the topic?