Open Source Cellulose Based Semi-Synthetic Textile Producer

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  • Part of the Open Source Textile Construction Set
  • Creates Consistent, Silk Level Quality, Textiles From A Diverse Pool of Potential Cellulose Based Inputs
  • Does so by dissolving cellulose based input materials (Woods, Cottons, etc ) and then bringing it out of solution by pumping it through a nozzle into a tank of a different solution, which lowers the solvent's solubility, causing a uniform strand of cellulose fiber to form
  • This can then be processed into thread, string, rope, cloth etc.
  • The resulting textiles are biological molecule based, but are as consistent as plastic based textiles, unlike solely natural fiber
  • Cellulose Based Textiles are also known as "Rayon" or "Bamboo Fabrics" or simply "Semi Synthetic Fabric"

Used for

  • Textile Production
  • Cellophane Production ( This i a similar process but uses a different nozzle/extruder

Industry Standards

Minimum Viable Product

  • Modular
  • User Maintainable
  • User Upgradeable
  • Accepts a wide variety of input materials
  • DC or AC Powered
  • Reuses all chemicals used
  • Fits in a standard shipping container ( See Precious Plastic , this will use a similar philosophy)

Basic Design

  • 1x Input Material Shredder Module
  • 1x Shredded Input Material Storage Module
  • 2x Input Material Augers
  • 1x Unsaturated Solution Storage Tank
  • 1x Input Material Dissolving / Solution Saturating Module
  • 1x Saturated Solution Storage Tank
  • 1x Reformation Solution Storage Tank
  • 1x Final Product Extrusion Module + Reformation Module
  • 1x Solution Recycling Module
  • 6x Liquid Pumps
  • 1x Pump/Solenoid Controller Module
  • 1x General Control Module
  • 1x IO Panel
  • 1X Shipping Container

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