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Type Leaf press
Authors Sean Wentworth
Location Michigan, United States
Status Designed
Years 2019
Made Yes
Cost USD 2
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Leaf Protein Concentrate (LPC) is a protein rich substance similar to a curd or cottage cheese. LPC can be made from many varieties of leafs and can feed lots of people for a very low cost. In order to make LPC, the juice must be extracted from the leafs using a press. For more information on how to make LPC read the Skills and Knowledge section below.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. PLA Filament
  2. Leaf Press Base
  3. Leaf Press Lid

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

For more information on the process of creating LPC, visit the following link to a how-to video. How to make Leaf Protein Concentrate

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Printable Files and OpenSCAD Customizer[edit | edit source]

All files available at Youmaingine or Thingiverse

Files created for Thingiverse customizer, in order to customize for any purpose.

Print Instructions[edit | edit source]


Layer Height:0.3mm

Shell Thickness:0.8mm

Infill Density:0.25%

Print Speed:85mm/s

Printing Speed:210 C

Total Printing Time: ~3 hours for current stls. Potentially more or less for customization.

Assembly Time: <1 min

Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Using the stl files or the custommizer from the links above:

  1. Print each component as desired
  2. Insert Lid into Base Component

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

May need to clear out holes on bottom strainer from excess material.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

Prototype Cost[edit | edit source]


Current Sales Price[edit | edit source]

Closest commercial equivalent to the leaf press is a fruit press. At the lowest cost estimates the commercial equivalent is $69.99 at [1]

Cost Savings[edit | edit source]

Prototype shows cost savings of 189% considering the low end commercial equivalent devices.

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

  1. Feedipedia [2]
  2. Echo Communoty [3]
  3. OPEF [4]
  4. Alchetron [5]
  5. Leaf for Life [6]

References[edit | edit source]


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Keywords 3d printing, extraction, leaf press, leaf protein concentrate, osat, plastic
SDG SDG02 Zero hunger
Authors Sean Wentworth
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 3 pages link here
Impact 530 page views
Created December 5, 2019 by Sean Wentworth
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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