3D Printed Solution for Driptray for Olympia Cremina, Livietta, Maximatic, Coffex

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soonerspresso

#1: Post by soonerspresso »

Hi Folks,

So, a bit over a year ago, I won an auction for a Pasquini Livietta (Olympia Maximatic/Coffex rebadge). The drip tray was missing and, several H-B members helped out enormously by making suggestions about tracking down a replacement (at the time, I wasn't able to find any for sale) and "spiffy" even sent along dimensions to try to fabricate a replacement drip tray. In the end, "hockendougal," helped me out by selling me the plastic drip tray from his Olympia when he upgraded it to the stainless steel version (thanks again, "hockendougal"!!!).You can find the thread here: Pasquini Livietta/Olympia Maximatic Driptray Dimensions

Last week, I won an auction for an Olympia Cremina (my first lever! can't wait!) which, you guessed it, was ALSO missing the drip tray. This time around, I decided to approach this differently and take advantage of the 3D printing lab at my university to see if I could manufacture a replacement (something that I would rather do that dropping $200 on a small metal tray!). It was a total success (after a tiny bit of trimming, the tray fit perfectly).

Anyway, for those of you who find yourself in a similar situation (missing a drip tray for one of these machines), you can find the .stl file and some photos for the replacement here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1687324

I hope that this helps some folks in the future!

PS I would love to have this posted in the "Buy/Sell" section as a [FREE] category, but, I couldn't figure out how to do that, so ...

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TomC
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#2: Post by TomC »

Thank you for sharing this. I've marked the thread as a FAQ so it'll index easier for similar search results.

soonerspresso

#3: Post by soonerspresso »

Thanks, so much, Tom! Just hope folks will find it useful!

Cheers,

Jack

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Eastsideloco
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#4: Post by Eastsideloco »

Great use of 3D printing.

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AssafL

#5: Post by AssafL »

Cool. Do you use ABS or PETG? Or Nylon? (PLA not suited for anything over 70C).

I am thinking ABS would shrink and PETG would be perfect.
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Walkthewalk

#6: Post by Walkthewalk »

I have the Pasquini Livietta and I think something like this would be wicked!

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cannonfodder
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#7: Post by cannonfodder »

LOL drip tray sag. You flush the group then pull your shot and your cup and tray slow sink into the basin as the material heats and starts to sag. You could probably modify the file and print a recess in it to hold a small scale to put your cup on. Just a thought.
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AssafL

#8: Post by AssafL »

PETG won't sag.PLA may especially when flushing / cleaning group or will deteriorate. ABS I don't know.

Some of the higher grade Nylons would work great but are tricky to print.
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wreckfish

#9: Post by wreckfish »

This is a great resource. Thanks for making it available.

soonerspresso

#10: Post by soonerspresso »

AssafL wrote:Cool. Do you use ABS or PETG? Or Nylon? (PLA not suited for anything over 70C).

I am thinking ABS would shrink and PETG would be perfect.
Apologies for the delay with the response. I'm the original poster. I don't know what they used, but, we discussed this, and they confirmed that what they were using was rated up to (something like) 160 degrees CELSIUS (so, well over boiling temperature). I haven't seen any "sag" to this point.