I own a Seaga VC6000 victory snack machine, that I operate at my place of employment. It’s been a very reliable machine, but it will only dispense thin items like KitKat‘s and Hershey bars. I wanted to vend something thicker like a cupcake or mini donuts, so I developed this 3-D printed spiral replacement. Since it’s installation, I have had zero problems dispensing thicker items.
Printed in two sections, then glued together, the back spiral contains a cut out for a carbon steel linchpin that is 3/16 in diameter with a 1 1/4 inch usable length, o1 5/8 long, and is attached with screws and washers to hold it in place. This is what allows the connection, from the motor to the newly printed 3-D spiral
Because my slicer did not support rafts or supports, the STL files have both built in. If this is a problem for you, please use the original 123D file(s) to create new STLs to your liking
|Linch Pin||Zinc-Plated 1004-1045 Carbon Steel 3/16" Diameter, 1-1/4" Usable Length, 1-5/8" Long||Shop for this item|
|Miscellaneous||Screw and washers from your junk drawer|
|Printer:||3D20||Shop for this item|
|Nozzle Used:||Micro Swiss .4mm Nozzle MK10 All Metal Hotend Upgrade Kit||Shop for this item|
|Rafts?||Yes - Built in to the STL|
|Supports?||Yes - Built in to the STL|
|Shown Printed in Filament Color||Dremel DigiLab PLA-PUR-01 PLA Filament 1.75MM Purple||Shop for this item|
Remove raft and supports. Attach linch pin
This design, as well as previous designs, was done in Autodesk’s free 123D design. This is now an abandoned piece of software, that I am still very proficient in. You can download its last revision for Windows (2.2.14) here, but understand that the online cloud storage option no longer works.
The .123dx file may contain sketches, solids, or both needed to render the final STL. and is included to ease part modification for your purpose.