Re-Blowmolding Technique Turns Milk Cartons To Planters

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We got a kick out of this crazy-looking machine when we saw it recently at a street fair in Providence, RI. RISD Industrial Design student Mike Hahn has created what he calls a Re-Blowmolding machine. The name refers to the fact that the machine takes #2 plastic bottles that were blown into molds in factories and reshapes them using heat and air. According to Hahn, “Essentially it is an oven combined with a molding apparatus and air injection. The plastic is heated evenly all the way around and a two part mold is then forced around the flexible bottle. When air is injected in to the bottle through the spout the plastic fills the mold and cools very quickly.”

Check out a couple videos of the machine in action after the jump.

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