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Custom 3D Printed Vape Accessories - Delta 3D Studios

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by Ratchett, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. metaknight

    metaknight I dab. A lot.

    I think it's the perfect little thing for my M and my Arizer stems, it's going to help me out so much since all of my vapes that I use are stem-style vapes.

    I cut a finer screen I had laying around down to the size for the spittoon, I replaced the bottom one. I figured it would keep more particles from flying out. I'm wondering if it's even worth doing the second screen the same way?
     
  2. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    I added a 2nd finer screen as well and that seems to keep everything in my jar.
     
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  3. metaknight

    metaknight I dab. A lot.

    I might have to try it. Is the air flow restricted all that much?
     
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  4. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    It may restrict somewhat but it's negligible.
     
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  5. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Lol,

    The reason for the original screen selection was a balance between proper airflow and a material stiff enough to stick into the spittoon's rubber as best as possible.

    In testing, a fine screen will work better to reduce any super fine particulate matter (especially if you stir frequently while vaping), however the finer screen seems to require substantially more maintenance to keep the internal screen clear of debris.

    If replacing with a finer screen, I suggest using a brush (the metal or poly brushes included with most vapes work just fine) to brush debris off the internal screen at least once a month depending on your usage. Again this is all from my experience, however if most people do gravitate towards a finer screen configuration, I'll be more than happy to source an alternative screen and pre-install before shipping. Maybe I'll do two different screens? I dunno, I'm happy to hear feedback from users.

    I got a feeling ya'll might be seeing a new accessory or two published this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for new products or better yet check out my store's automated RSS feeds so you can be alerted whenever I publish something new - https://delta3dstudios.com/rss-syndication/
     
  6. metaknight

    metaknight I dab. A lot.

    I've been using a brush every 3 or 4 uses, I pop it open and check it often. I am liking this current setup, only one of my screens is fine and the other is coarse. Often my herb gets dry being stored a long time, so it gets dusty and I prefer being able to reduce the particulate over a higher air flow.

    (I'm being lazy and not cutting another screen. :lol:)

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  7. Chingas

    Chingas Well-Known Member

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    A question for those in the know.

    I have an old ass Mighty #MY000304 and the og fins that hold the cu on are cracking on me finally. It's now 3 years old. Which of the wpa's would be the best choice to lengthen the life of my unit? V2 or v3?

    It seems to me that the v3 is a better choice for a new unit than the v2, but with an old ass Mighty would the v2 be gentler on my unit since it uses the base of the og cu?

    Should I JB Weld my fins back together to be stronger? Thank you.
     
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  8. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    The v2 Cu-Mod design has actually been discontinued. Those were made in-house and I wasn't very happy with the manufacturing process or the finished result. The V3 performs substantially better.

    The V3 WPA uses rubber threads to prevent over-stressing your mighty's plastic threads.

    However if you are still extremely concerned about the condition of your plastic threads, the other alternative option is my V1 design which connects to the mouthpiece of the cooling unit to provide an even smoother hit (although I personally prefer my V3 WPA with my Crafty over my V1 mouthpiece). I stock the V1 in several sizes, here's the Nearly-Universal edition of it - https://delta3dstudios.com/nearly-universal-vape-to-waterpipe-adapter-medium/

    If your fins are that broken on the Mighty, PM me and I might be able to find an old b-stock CU-Mod laying around, but it wouldn't be in perfect condition (rejected castings, bubbles in rubber)
     
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  9. metaknight

    metaknight I dab. A lot.

    So I have found a semi-permanent resting place for my spittoon, it's in my car door's cupholder. It rains here frequently so being able to dump a bowl out without rolling down my window is a game changer. It's short enough with the stock jar that it peeks out. It's not conspicuous either, it's a rather odd-shaped black topper.

    I might add stickers on the jar :hmm:
     
  10. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Wanted to give a huge shout out and thank you to @Ratchett

    I placed a couple orders for some water pipe adapters and a few other accessories a couple weeks ago. My order got held up at customs for a few days but shipping was prompt and well packaged.

    I received everything I ordered and a couple extra goodies; Ratchet tossed in a couple extra loading funnels and the split packages kept the cost low so I avoided duties.

    I do wish we had a Canadian distributor for the Delta 3D Studios products - shipping is a bitch.

    I'm always impressed with the quality of the water pipe adapters - my most recent addition is the small nearly universal water pipe adapter (Song). It needed to air out a bit before first use but I'm loving the fit on 14mm and 18mm pipes.

    I was concerned it would be difficult to use with a DynaVap M, but the small size and tight fit keep everything steady during heating and ripping.


    I'm going to need to get one of those shovels - surprised I haven't pulled the triggered


    Quality products I find myself reccomending to all my vaporent friends time and time again.
     
  11. metaknight

    metaknight I dab. A lot.

    I personally bought the large SonG, it works great with the M. :tup:
     
  12. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those shovels you mention @JCharles and I use it all the time. I use it most of the time to fill my hydrobrick maxx, very handy tool.
     
  13. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Thanks guys!

    Right now things are a bit quiet as I'm extremely busy trying to process all these black friday orders (sorry for everyone still waiting on your orders, all my printers are hard at work printing 24/7 right now)

    I can officially say I have successfully outgrown the small room I've been working out of for the past few years and currently in the process of shopping for a new home for the studio. Hopefully after the holiday season I'll have time to move into the new space.

    Once I have the studio fully up and running I'll be investing a LOT of money in upgrading the business operations. I can't wait to share the new studio setup once I have all my new gear installed and running. I've got a lot of new inventions planned for the new equipment. Biggest issue I have right now is a lack of space for all the high tech tooling I want to add to the studio.

    Actually, I already have one Canadian distributor with a small collection of inventory ready to ship - https://theherbcafe.com/collections/delta-3-studios

    If they don't have what you want in stock, be sure to email and let them know what you'd like to see them stock so they can add it to their next order!

    I've got a few other retailers worldwide listed on my Authorized Retailer page located here - https://delta3dstudios.com/authorized-retailers/

    I've also got a huge European distributor lined up, waiting for them to publish my inventory before I add them to the list. Still hard to believe this business is officially a global brand with inventory located in a handful of countries worldwide, I owe all of this to my awesome customers - thank you for believing in me.

    If you like what you've seen so far, just wait until next year when I really step up to the next level. :science:
     
  14. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome update @Ratchett , cant wait to see what you come up with next.
    Good luck to you! I know I will be stopping by your site often.
     
  15. 2clicker

    2clicker we out there Accessory Maker

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    @Ratchett... can you print 810 sized drip tips? if i sent you a drip tip could you copy its connection size and make different shaped drip tips from it?

    maybe even GonG joint shaped drip tips?
     
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  16. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Certainly could be possible, although I'll need to figure out what material would be FDA compliant to ensure the product is safe to use.
     
  17. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Hey @Ratchett,

    I mentioned this in a reply on reddit too ... but could sure use some FF2 accessories! In particular, a caddy for pairs of concentrate pads to carry pre-loaded concentrate sandwiched between them for easy on-the-go use would be awesome.

    Ideally a few different sizes, maybe for 3 to 8? Different dimensions? 1x3, 2x2, 1x4, 1x5 ... (I'd really be interested in the 1x3 and 1x5 I think ...) Would be good if they were somewhat heat tolerant as well and one could use the lid to tap out the pads from inside the FF2 bowl as soon as one is complete. ... I'm currently just using a silicone concentrate container for this ...

    dimensions to fit the pairs of concentrate pads are 7mm depth and 14mm radius (approximately ... that gives enough margin to allow movement and so nothing gets stuck I think)

    I might send you a sketchup drawing to communicate my ideas if you like. (I could have a buddy print it too ... but this might be something that would be up your alley, and that other FF2 users would be interested in ... as well you might have some ideas of your own to contribute to it to make it that much better!)

    Thanks!
     
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  18. 2clicker

    2clicker we out there Accessory Maker

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    id be willing to help with that research
     
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  19. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    How's the ooze factor of these sandwiches? Are we concerned about that?

    Ah, that's the gotcha part. Silicone is the only thing we could probably use, and the silicone I'd *want* to use costs a lot of money to setup the molds for the machines. Like we need or order a few thousand copies to even pay off the setup costs. Plastic isn't a problem, flexible plastic was my original idea.

    But for an FDA compliant, heat safe material. We need a high quality silicone rubber. The flexible rubber I use in-house *could* work, but due to the size of the casting, I'd much rather have a professional cast the silicone for me using those FDA approved materials.

    I'd love to see your idea regardless. There might be a way to use an alternative material like porcelain to hold these sandwiches..... I dunno.

    Sketchup, crude drawings on a cocktail napkin, I'm not too picky. I can get the idea pretty easily ;)


    My post-holiday queue is backing up with orders real fast. I apologize to those waiting for your order, I promise I'm working to keep up with the demand as fast as possible. Might take me a few weeks to get fully caught up with orders and return to normal processing times again. Thanks in advance for everyone's patience, I'm really excited to share all my latest designs after things settle down, I've got a handful of new products to share once I get around to photographing and publishing them

    Cheers!! :cheers:
     
  20. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    The ooze factor isn't bad ... although obviously depending on your concentrate ... the most runny one I have is more sappy ... and would probably take a few hours to move an inch on silicone ... so little concern of it coming out of the "sandwiches" as long as they don't come apart ... (I've noticed the occasional spec of rosin on the inside of the container I assume just from the edges of the sandwich ... + bouncing around in the container some my sandwiches don't always stay 100% aligned)

    The heat tolerance factor is a "nice-to-have" ... could always cool before placing back in container or if one is in a hurry also carry around a very small silicone container for dumping out and holding the hot pads; this would be like the Mighty/Crafty caddy ... it's obviously not very heat tolerant ... so I cool and empty my capsules before placing the empty ones back in ... and that hasn't been too bad.

    I've got a crude drawing of the 1x3 base ... so that would give you an idea (no top in the Sketchup yet ... :lol:) I've made them with a round opening, but could also be done with a "slot" opening.
     
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  21. 2clicker

    2clicker we out there Accessory Maker

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    pretty sure delrin is good to go... can you print in delrin?
     
  22. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Delrin is an awesome material for CNC machining (cuts like butter), and indeed Natural POM is FDA food safe. However, while technically 3D printable, the material can degrade while 3D printing and emit a nasty Formaldehyde gas which isn't safe for my current 3D printing environment. I need to invest in a heavy duty ventilation system to safely 3D print Delrin and other high temp materials.

    My new studio will have a powerful ventilation system and several more powerful 3D printers to handle these more exotic materials. 2018 is going to be an exciting year for Delta 3D Studios. I literally have dozens of inventions stalled in the pipeline until finish moving into a new studio early next year.
     
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  23. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    Ah the prospect of delrin printing is extremely exciting as I've found it to be the one plastic I find as good as metal and ceramic personally. Just thinking of the potential mouthpiece accessories you could then make... :drool:
     
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  24. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Ohh trust me, there's a state of the art Ceramic 3D printer I've had my eye on coming out early next year. I'll likely add it to my studio before the end of the year.

    3D printed Delrin sounds nice, but the printing temperatures still less than 10% away from the vaporizing temperatures of dry herbs which is far too close to offgassing temps for my personal comfort. Naturally the vapor once it's made contact with the plastic should be less than that, I wouldn't want it anywhere close to a heater (like in the case of the Mighty vaporizer where the body surrounding the herb reaches temps exceeding 200C)

    I've got a few different projects in the works for next year. I'm really excited to have the space to add more tools to my workshop - all my inventory/raw materials/shipping supplies/3D Printers are currently filling my entire studio (it's a mess in here, I hardly have space to walk between the printers and my workbenches!). Once I have everything organized, I can't wait to post some pictures on my Instagram feed once I have the new studio setup with all my new hardware and equipment
     
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  25. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    :mmmm:

    Totally, just for use as a mouthpiece away from the heater like in old Elevape and Thermovapes. Agreed anything close to the heater has got to be steel or ceramic or glass for sure imo

    Ah! Looking forward to all the progress and wishing you much luck in the new year!
    + now following on IG too :D
     

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