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I have found a 3D printer file for the 15mm Gaggia Classic drip tray and I'm trying to get a print of it. I wondered if anyone had a 3D printer or knew of a company who would do a single run cheaply.

 

I contacted someone today and it was initially going to be £70 with a potential reduction to £40. A bit out of my price range!

 

If this is the general case could we possibly see how many people would want one and do a run on them? Just thinking out loud as I'd love one but don't want that huge bill for a plastic tray.

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Contact igm45 on here I'm sure he mentioned before having a friend with a 3d printer who may be willing to help you out. Worth a try.


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tcw hasn't been responding in that thread for a while. There's a thread below this one asking about these drip trays too.

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Contact igm45 on here I'm sure he mentioned before having a friend with a 3d printer who may be willing to help you out. Worth a try.
Your quite correct, great recall.

 

It was my boss who had one, he sold it though so I no longer have access to one.

 

Sorry.


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Someone on here prints them for the super low price of 10 pounds.

 

I thought about printing them ... but the selling price of £10 is based on (insert your own non offensive word here, but I can't think of one)

 

A decent design printed at a sensible speed takes about 9 hours of machine time, also cheap PLA filament is not the best material to use.

 

But for any one wanting a tray and loads of other useful stuff, its a great excuse to invest / throw away £££ and get a printer, lol


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Sorry names from memory but I think @whiteyj and @Dylan both had done some 3d printing on the forum at some point


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Sorry names from memory but I think @whiteyj and @Dylan both had done some 3d printing on the forum at some point
One down I'm afraid to report,

 

https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=501200


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A couple of problems I'm afraid -

 

1. It doesn't look like he has made his design publicly available, so I would have to design it from scratch with given dimensions (I dont have a classic)

2. I only have ABS, and large flat things like that warp in ABS as it shrinks when it cools.

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3D hubs will likely be £30-40 or so for a part like that I should imagine. I would think it's about £5-8 in plastic and then you have to pay for running costs, maintenance costs and percentage of failures.

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3D hubs will likely be £30-40 or so for a part like that I should imagine. I would think it's about £5-8 in plastic and then you have to pay for running costs, maintenance costs and percentage of failures.
Oh yep for sure (2 beers and i missed the op's budget limit), and tbh it will crack ultimately anyway...but beggars and all that Edited by mcrmfc

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Happy to share my solidworks files for the classic drip tray design I've got if that's any help- It's a 4-5 hour print on a well set up printer - doesn't need to be a dense print since it doesn't need much in the way of structural integrity.

I was never a fan of printing things like drip trays though - a printed surface is very hard to keep clean in that sort of use case. I used one on my old classic, but I put a coat of epoxy resin over it to smooth the surface and make it easier to clean.

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I liked making this one... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1618015

 

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Adjustable and strong.. at the cost of filament and time


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I'm thinking you could probably sort yourself a nice shallow drip tray with some foam board and a stanley knife. 3 Layers, one for the bottom, one as a shallow basin and one to hold the drip tray. Glue em together and hey presto.

 

Maybe not quite as neat as 3d printing, but cheaper and quicker.

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but cheaper and quicker.

 

By a factor of 100000000000 lol


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