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Leaf Press for Leaf Protein Concentrate

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Leaf Press for Leaf Protein Concentrate[edit]

Project developed by Sean Wentworth
Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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Abstract[edit]

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.

Leaf Press Image.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit]

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

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

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]

Printable Files and OpenSCAD Customizer[edit]

All files available at Youmaingine or Thingiverse

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

Print Instructions[edit]

Material:PLA

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]

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]

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

Cost savings[edit]

Prototype Cost[edit]

~$2.00

Current Sales Price[edit]

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]

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

Benefited Internet Communities[edit]

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

References[edit]

[7]


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