3D printed drip cups ?

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  1. disturbed1

    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    For all you guys that get stuff 3D printed. Can you recommend a place to get some drip cups printed and what kind of plastic is used on 3D printing ?
     
  2. gdeal

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    3D printed plastic is basically a nylon material. There are other materials that can be ordered, but typically they get a bit pricey. Also, the nylon material will need to be sealed. Havent seen any printed drip cups, but if you have specs, I could take a crack at CADing it up for you.
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    that would be great!
    This is what I'm using not and just cutting it down.
    Sharkbite Pex adapter, 1/2in. x 1/2in. UC600LFA

    sorry for the crappy drawing but the best I could do. All measurements where with a crappy ruler but I hope you get the jist. what would you seal the nylon with or could something like delrin (think I spelled that right) be used

    drip cup.jpg


    Didn't come out var well

    H 1/2"
    OD 6/8"
    ID 5/8
    hole in center is fits a mad vapes 510 perfect
     
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    gdeal Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Whats the red circle? and how thick is the base of the drip cup the that 510 sits in?
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The red circle is the hole for the 510. I don't have anything to meager it with. The base is about a little less than a 1/4".
     
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    So from your specs, this is what I get.... feel free to mark it up.

    Capture17a.jpg

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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ill take a few picks of what I made. I appreciate you doing this for me.
     
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    How would the nylon stand up to heat? What would you seal it with?
     
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    Depend upon the heat and the material. White nylon is good up to 80C/175F. Printed steel is heat resistant to 831ºC / 1528ºF degrees

    Sealing? Ceracoat would probably do the job.
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Okay here is what I came up with by cutting the fitting dow. They come out ok but vary in even so there is a lot of work to get the nice and strate.
    drip cup 2.jpg
    drip cup 3.jpg
    drip cup 4.jpg
    drip cup 5.jpg
    drip cup 6.jpg

    I hope this helps you visualise what I wont to make.
     
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    gdeal Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Very helpful.

    Is this about right?

    Or does the 510 sit on top of the cup base so that only the threads extend through the hole (second pic)?

    Capture18a.jpg
    Capture18b.jpg

    Edit: Is the height 1/2 Inch or 1/4 inch...you posted both.
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It just sits on top of the base. The 510 has a small lip on it the catches the top on the hole so it will not pull through. Its a 1/2". I have been working too much and my brain is fried.
     
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    I think you are going to need to post a pic of the 510 in the drip cup...
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Will do when I get out of work tomorrow.
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry it took so long. Its been a long day just got home. heres some picks with the 510.
    050.jpg
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    Ok. My 510 CAD model is a bit different than your 510. If the diameter of your 510 is 7 mm just under the top lip, then the last picture I posted should work based on the dimensions you posted earlier. If not let me know what it is.

    I can either send you a file for you to upload to shapeways or I can just send you a link to get the part.
     
  17. disturbed1

    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What is the best way to measure the 510. I have an inch micrometer but if I remember correctly ly not the best thing to measure such a shape.
     
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    If you get it centered on the circumference of the body it should be good, inches are fine.
     
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    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I got about 350 thouw so if I remeber you should be just about dead on. With it being plastic I can always open it up a bit.
     
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    gdeal Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok...sounds good, but 350 thou is ~8.9 mm.

    Here is the .7mm part in STL. Just sign up to shapeways and upload, they will give you print material options etc....

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_egiFI_57VwZGFJSFZ1RERMcjA/edit?usp=sharing

    Here is a second file that has the part with a 350 thou hole (8.89mm)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_egiFI_57VwZ1prMm4xYkpnXzg/edit?usp=sharing
     
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