3-D Printed Espresso Tools

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liquidmetal

Postby liquidmetal » Nov 10, 2018, 10:10 am

Hey guys,

I'm wondering what sorts of things y'all have 3-d printed? I recently got this little contraption:
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as a solution to weighing directly in my portafilter basket on my scale.

I simply downloaded the file from brewista's website, and uploaded that to a 3d printing service, and got this neat little thing for 20 dollars shipped.

You guys have any other cool 3d printed things?

happycat

Postby happycat » Nov 10, 2018, 12:31 pm

My wife designed this dosing funnel / spreader tool

58mm

You can put it on your portafilter, dose coffee in, spread by turning, whack the portafilter straight down to settle, turn more if necessary and get a smooth even distribution


https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1750970
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liquidmetal

Postby liquidmetal » replying to happycat » Nov 11, 2018, 1:14 am

Nice! That was actually one of the things that I saw that made me post this as well! It's so cool.

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jchung

Postby jchung » Nov 11, 2018, 11:35 pm

I've designed a couple tools for myself...

Dosing funnel that allows for tamp through - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3144738

Mazzer doser lid with cutout for 58mm tamper - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2532068

Scale plate for my BDB PFs - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1663673

Mazzer Doser Egg - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2398996

liquidmetal

Postby liquidmetal » Nov 12, 2018, 9:08 am

I was looking at printing that dosing funnel after seeing the prices of the metal funnels out there! Any insight into how it would fit on other non-Breville portafilters?

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redbone

Postby redbone » Nov 12, 2018, 9:26 am

happycat wrote:My wife designed this dosing funnel / spreader tool

58mm

You can put it on your portafilter, dose coffee in, spread by turning, whack the portafilter straight down to settle, turn more if necessary and get a smooth even distribution


https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1750970


Nice work. That would be a cool thing in it were integrated into a dosing funnel. Better yet if it were made of metal 51mm.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


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jchung

Postby jchung » Nov 13, 2018, 2:47 pm

liquidmetal wrote:I was looking at printing that dosing funnel after seeing the prices of the metal funnels out there! Any insight into how it would fit on other non-Breville portafilters?


One guy commented that it fit his Lelit PF when scaled up 103%.

Do you use Tinkercad? If so, and you feel like trying to modify it, I can share it on Tinkercad.

liquidmetal

Postby liquidmetal » replying to jchung » Nov 13, 2018, 4:22 pm

I have not, haven't gotten into designing things myself, but I was planning on trying some stuff soon!

pGolay

Postby pGolay » Nov 14, 2018, 2:00 am

You can 3d print ceramics and get it back glazed - I tried this a few years ago and the result was ok but not stellar - not very porcelain-like. I see a new service that I'll probably try - for one of these:

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I'll shout if it looks promising...

-pGolay

liquidmetal

Postby liquidmetal » replying to pGolay » Nov 15, 2018, 11:52 am

Wow, thats a good looking cup. I would be very interested in something like that.