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The organization ''Waste for Life'' defines itself as "a loosely joined network of scientists, engineers, educators, architects, artists, designers, and cooperatives who work together to develop poverty-reducing solutions to specific ecological problems."<ref>http://wasteforlife.org/?page_id=2</ref> Through a collaboration with researchers and community members at Queen's University, the Centro Experimental de la Produccion in Argentina, the Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, and the University of Western Australia, the Kingston Hot Press has been designed and developed to provide the means of production to smaller cooperatives in communities in Argentina and Lesotho. The Hot Press allows the user to produce a value added tile composite material out of waste plastic and fiber (most commonly cardboard and paper).
  
 
===Problem Definition and Scope===
 
===Problem Definition and Scope===

Revision as of 19:26, 14 April 2010

MECH425 Project Page in Progress
This page is a project page in progress by students in Mech425. Please refrain from making edits unless you are a member of the project team, but feel free to make comments using the discussion tab. Check back for the finished version on May 1, 2010.


Check out the project on wasteforlife.org Hot Press Discussion Page

Currently, I am investigating the potential to design a plastic/paper composite extruder which would facilitate the production of feedstock for the Kingston Hot Press.

Introduction

The organization Waste for Life defines itself as "a loosely joined network of scientists, engineers, educators, architects, artists, designers, and cooperatives who work together to develop poverty-reducing solutions to specific ecological problems."[1] Through a collaboration with researchers and community members at Queen's University, the Centro Experimental de la Produccion in Argentina, the Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, and the University of Western Australia, the Kingston Hot Press has been designed and developed to provide the means of production to smaller cooperatives in communities in Argentina and Lesotho. The Hot Press allows the user to produce a value added tile composite material out of waste plastic and fiber (most commonly cardboard and paper).

Problem Definition and Scope

Client

Goals

Constraints

Prior Art

Theory and Methodology

Design Alternatives

Final Design and Analysis

Cost Analysis

Conclusions and Recommendations

Future Work

References

  1. http://wasteforlife.org/?page_id=2