I want to get a discussion going about 3d printed lab items, and possibly start a library of prints for the community.I wanted to kick this off with a giveaway contest for the best, original cad models that the community comes up with. We are going to pair this with an Instagram contest as well, so there are multiple way of winning. There are four prizes total, Two will be given away in each contest.
Rules for the contest:
Cad drawings must be original, no plagiarism of other peoples work.
You must embed or emboss your user name onto the solid model.
drawings must be submitted in native cad format and .stl file
I don’t have a design but I figured I’d post what my plan is in case it inspires anyone else.
I bought a 30" lenticular filter housing for $100 (super steal, owner didn’t know what it was and asked on FB,
he was going to repurpose it be the world’s largest vibratory but never got around to it and accepted my offer instead) found some filter cartridges (it takes 3x 2.7") online and bought them. Great success, but 3 of the however many I bought were the wrong port size, smaller. So I am going to make an adapter to be able to still use the filter cartridges (one costs about the price of what I paid for the entire filter housing)! Going through the hassle of returning to someone on ebay will be more troublesome than measuring, modeling, and printing an adapter. However, I have enough other things to do and additional filters so it’s not on my the top of my to do list.
Another think I was thinking about designing was a Mason jar holder or tilter for draining terpene fraction after crystallization.
I had a 3d print company in 2017 on where we printed dabber holders, carb cap holder, q tip holders, etc that have found great utility in the lab. Glad I continued doing lab work in addition to the 3d printing because a print farm sure requires lots of labor hours and low return if the printer isn’t proper.
Lots of little odd purposes in the lab that would benefit from rapid prototyping. Keck clips on demand!