Open Source Keratin Based Semi-Synthetic Textile Producer

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  • Part of the Open Source Textile Construction Set
  • Creates Consistent, potentially Alpaca / Chinchilla level quality Textiles, From A Diverse Pool of Potential Keratin Based Inputs
  • Does so by dissolving keratin based input materials (Wool, Animal Fiber, 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
  • The biggest issue is the solvent, nearly all other apsects have been done in industry, and the Open Source Cellulose Based Semi-Synthetic Textile Producer is essentially the same machine
    • Said solvent would also lowkey dissolve hair/nails/skin, so not exactly safe...
  • Scihouse Inc. has this project on backburner, as well as spider silk in the same machine (the genetic engineering for yeast->spider silk is nearly done (see The Thought Emporium 's videos on the project

Used for

  • Textile Production

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)
  • Safe

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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