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]
- PLA Filament
- Leaf Press Base
- Leaf Press Lid
Tools needed[edit | edit source]
- 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]
Files created for Thingiverse customizer, in order to customize for any purpose.
Print Instructions[edit | edit source]
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:
- Print each component as desired
- 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 
Cost Savings[edit | edit source]
Prototype shows cost savings of 189% considering the low end commercial equivalent devices.