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Old 04-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Tap Handles made with 3D printers

This is kind of a weird question but I figured I'd give it a shot. I work with a fairly small beer company that is looking to buy about 100 tap handles for their distributors to give out. Right now we have a different tap handle for two of the beers we make but we've recently begun making quite a few more styles that are going to be seasonal or just limited in production. What we are looking for is a good tap handle with a slot or area near the base of the handle to slide the different style beer into without having to change the actual handle. This way we can use the same handle for any beer we happen to be putting on tap at the time. There are 3D printers out there that are capable of making these things but I am having a heck of time finding them on the internet. The link I'm posting below shows a version of leinenkugel's seasonal tap handle which is pretty much along the lines of what we are looking for. Guess I should try to email them and see who they have make theirs...

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http://www.beersodasports.com/leinen...945-detail.htm


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Hi there,

I'm wondering if you've had any luck looking for 3D tap handles. I am currently creating a logo for my homebrew to put onto a tap handle made by beertapguy.com when one of my co-workers came up with the idea of a 3D tap handle.

If you've made any progress or have materials I'd be very interested. If not, I'd be interested in helping you with your search.

Let me know
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Shapeways is a 3D printing company if you want to pay someone else to print your parts. They have a lot of options for material, even metals like silver or stainless steel.
I have a 3D printer of my own, but it is a filament extruder based model which can only print a single color.
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Shapeways is a 3D printing company if you want to pay someone else to print your parts. They have a lot of options for material, even metals like silver or stainless steel.
I have a 3D printer of my own, but it is a filament extruder based model which can only print a single color.
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Shapeways is a 3D printing company if you want to pay someone else to print your parts. They have a lot of options for material, even metals like silver or stainless steel.
I have a 3D printer of my own, but it is a filament extruder based model which can only print a single color.
This could still make some incredible handles I imagine...
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There is so much awesome possible with this. Really all limited by what can be modeled within spec for it. Designs inside of other designs. The possibilities with these now is amazing.
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If someone wants to give specs, i've made some things with shapeways before. Could prob work something out.
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This is kind of a weird question but I figured I'd give it a shot. I work with a fairly small beer company that is looking to buy about 100 tap handles for their distributors to give out. Right now we have a different tap handle for two of the beers we make but we've recently begun making quite a few more styles that are going to be seasonal or just limited in production. What we are looking for is a good tap handle with a slot or area near the base of the handle to slide the different style beer into without having to change the actual handle. This way we can use the same handle for any beer we happen to be putting on tap at the time. There are 3D printers out there that are capable of making these things but I am having a heck of time finding them on the internet. The link I'm posting below shows a version of leinenkugel's seasonal tap handle which is pretty much along the lines of what we are looking for. Guess I should try to email them and see who they have make theirs...

Thanks for any help.
http://www.beersodasports.com/leinen...945-detail.htm
My LHBS is selling custom printed handle "labels"


If the user can make the design file.. the simplest printer can make what you want in a tap handle.
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Not sure if you've bought anything yet, and you're probably looking for different shapes, but I make something similar to what you're looking for.

My tap handles are all hand-made out of either Red Oak, or Brazilian Cherry. I can also do special wood requests if ordered in larger quantities!

You can print any logo/design/words you want, cut them out and slide them into the baseball card protector. The card protector slides right into the handle.



http://homebrewedhandles.com

A few examples of my work:

Small (skinny)


Medium (skinny)


Large


PM me if you have any questions!
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I have a large, short one and it looks awesome!! I use it on my portable rolling kegerator.

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