3d printer for a small job

Don’t know anyone personally with a 3d printer. Looking to link up with someone who has one to print me maybe a dozen trays, 6x6 with 100 1/2" rods on them that I can use for ejecting carts from their foam trays.

Pretty simple little project but we fill and cap all of our carts in the foam trays they arrive in, so this would really expedite getting them ejected and ready for packaging.

Shoot me a DM. If you’re in Michigan even better.

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If u dont mind, ill add into this order, i need two of these aswell

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if you search for a local makerspace with 3d printers, you can probably find somewhere local to help.

@Nastyclean I know I just talked you into a print shop but now it’s time for a 3d print farm :joy:

If you can’t find anyone, I can do it for you in a week or two when I’m back home

And if you have time and wanna do it yourself its ezpz

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@pdxcanna may be of service.

My printer is about to be in training mode for me.

I just learned someone here on the farm has a 3d printer. I should be good to go if he can handle it, I appreciate all the quick responses and references. I’ll look into some of them if he’s unable to get the job done but this is a pretty simple and basic 3d print job.

@Thetetraguy if you want to DM me, I can have him make a couple extra for you. I’ll just invoice you for materials + shipping if that works. Going to see if I can get them made this week.

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If you can give me the specs on the grid and the cart diameters I can make the file pretty quick

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I can print those for you. I have a few printers so I can get the job done in just a few days. Let me know if you need it modeled or if you just want to print it up.

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@pdxcanna @Meezey Thanks all. I’ll definitely hit you guys up if I need any help with this!

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The tray is 10x10 carts.

Edge to center is 13/32"
center to center is 9/16"
diameter of each cart is 3/8"

Edit if you want to set each of the “ejection posts” to 3/4" in height, that would be sufficient as well. Thanks!

Sorry about the late reply, trying to keep up with production right now.

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Here’s what I have for you… I made the rods 3/8" diameter. They might have a hard time lining up perfectly.

Should I make them slightly smaller or do you think the foam will allow for easy entry?

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Tapering the tops may help too :call_me_hand: u could also add some corners that extend our for ez indexing of the foam tray

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Great ideas, I think we r good to go now!

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Here is the STL for anyone that wants to print it themselves. cart tray v1.stl (1.1 MB)

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