For clarity I am editing some portions.Please note that I have to know which rotary tool will be used and that there are 2 different sizes. My bad.
A little over 2 years ago I purchased and began using homogenizing equipment for e juice making. Shortly thereafter I set out to design a high shear rotor/stator “disperser” or “generator” as they are called that would perform homogenizing functions of the commercially available devices but be specifically optimized and limited to DIY ejuice purposes. Cost reduction for the ejuice mixing community was one of many goals. A large part of the concept was that the device be powered by ordinary rotary tools. The above photo is of my device attached to a Dremel Model 4000, a current model.
Kindly note that “homogenizing” is a blanket term that is the result of several possible functions such as emulsification, particle reduction, disintegration etc. using a “rotor” turning at very high speed within a “stator” tube which thereby “shears” and “disperses” the desired materials. The material is pulled up into the stator tube, sheared, and dispersed under very high pressure through ports in the stator. These mechanical forces create a homogeneous vape ready mixture. (more below)
High shear devices are nothing new and for more than 70 years have been used for processing food, beverage, cosmetic, medical, pharmaceutical, lubricant and a nearly endless list of other chemicals for commercial/industrial purposes. Dumb me, I thought homogenization was something done to milk and dairy products. I had no idea that the materials for the tires on my car were processed by a high shear device; or the flavoring materials for a coca cola; or ____ (fill in the blank and you will most likely be correct).
So I began development and testing which was interrupted by several things; vape bans and political uncertainty, machine breakdowns, frustrations with material sourcing, design problems and changes,etc. Many here are aware that I sent out devices for “beta testing” with some VC members. As expected, minor problems surfaced that I did not anticipate and design and material changes were made. I am grateful for the assistance and evaluations. I did not want to distribute these until I had high confidence in them. I am now ready to offer these devices on an extremely limited basis with first priority to VC members and hopefully I can limit this to staying within the DIY mixing communities. As stated, these are made for ejuice purposes and I do not know how they would function for other substances. For liquids the devices work very well and I believe compare favorably with high end devices on the market at about 1/5 of the normal cost. However, I ask that this endeavor be considered for what it is rather than an attempt to mass market a product. Put simply, I don’t have those capabilities or desires.
I am a retired ‘old school’ craftsman using manually operated machinery which in no way can be considered capable of mass production. It is capable of precision work which is what these are; precision instruments turning at very high speeds with very close tolerances. I began my working career in a tool and die shop in 1968 and moved on to many other things. I am simply an old man/hobbyist puttering around my workshop and wanting to share the benefits of using one of these devices for DIY.
I’m having camera/photography issues but pics of the devices and descriptions of the, design concepts, benefits and operations will follow soon.