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Manual Lever Espresso Machine Model - Just Showing Off

john_hauckjohn_hauck Member Posts: 21 ✭✭

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  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 1,360 PRO
    hard to tell it's not real


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,378 PRO
    What app did you use?
  • john_hauckjohn_hauck Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    What app did you use?
    I used OnShape  :) ... and RealityServer for the render
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,610 PRO
    What app did you use?
    I used OnShape  :) ... and RealityServer for the render
    Phew, for a second there I thought you might say "Google images".  

    Great job. Why a coffee machine? Something for a project or just something familiar to test out Onshape on?
    Cheers,
    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • john_hauckjohn_hauck Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    ...Why a coffee machine?...

    Well, this is no ordinary "coffee machine".
    It is a La Pavoni Europiccola Lever Espresso Machine.
    Ir produces the elixir of life.  :)




  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,378 PRO
    We don't have anything fancy like that here..

    But, what do you get when you design a machine for a coffee manufacturer..
    Free Keurig makers as part of a Christmas bonus


    And a crap load of free coffee

  • john_hauckjohn_hauck Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    The thread creator is so useful, I'm hoping it may someday just be a staple part of OnShape.
    The downside is that the generation of parts with visible threads can be very slow - so I use configurations to turn them on and off.
    Propagating the configuration through layers of assemblies has tried my patience a bit... but it all works very well.

    In fact some of the things you can do with configurations is pretty amazing. Here is my top level assembly's configuration:

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,378 PRO
    Yes, Onshape configs are the killer app.

    There are so powerful it takes me a solid half hour to just give an overview of what makes them so useful. When introducing Onshape to someone.

    As for othercad; their configs can be explained in 2 sentences: 
    It's like having a bunch of coppies of similar parts/assemblies in the same file. But you have to explicitly define every iteration...
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,610 PRO
    ...Why a coffee machine?...

    Well, this is no ordinary "coffee machine".
    It is a La Pavoni Europiccola Lever Espresso Machine.
    Ir produces the elixir of life.  :)
    Outstanding.  There is nothing like having a passion for a "hobby" and investing the time, thought, space and money into doing it well.  Great set-up, thanks for the photos!  That elixir build station looks a lot like how I'd have laid out my reloading station for ammunition.
    All the best, Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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