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Tampstand for Rocket Espresso Portafilter (E61 brewhead)

by rtrski, published

Tampstand for Rocket Espresso Portafilter (E61 brewhead) by rtrski Nov 24, 2012

Description

Espresso makes me happy. Tamping a single spout portafilter without a tamp stand makes me sad. Paying a ludicrous $80 or more for a stainless steel and marble-inlaid, buffed-with-virginal-baby-diaper-soft-cotton tampstand with some bozo logo on it makes me angry. Me without espresso with a rich thick crema from the perfect grind and tamp, angry, makes the world a scary place. I need to not be angry.

Hence, the swooshy blended just-strong-enough it flexes a little to let me know when I'm tamping just right, ABS tampstand. In red, because Rockets have red glare. :)

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Instructions

Should fit the portafilter for most Rocket Espresso machines (e.g. the Giotto, Cellini, R58, I think all use the same portafilter handle and basket sizes). It should fit the dual spout as well as the single, although of course you don't really "need" a stand with the dual spout. Correction: it doesn't fit the dual spout - I forgot the dual spout isn't a single casting but has the dual spouts as a separate piece that screws on, so the dual spout interferes with the cone support side of this stand! It probably will not provide enough support for a bottomless portafilter, but it might ( Edit - yes, it does, I checked). It might also fit other brands that are based on the E61 brewhead, but I make no promises.

If anyone wants the original design files to play around a bit more, please let me know; this was drawn in Creo Elements before the export to STL. For example if you wanted a bit more radius blending where the horizontal tie bar connects to the arc section supporting the basket, to increase the strength a bit. Then again, you can also vary the strength quite a bit with infill parameters.

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