$85 plus shipping

I've been busy designing and making my own line of manual RCM's and have sold a bunch. There seems to be a great deal of interest in a parts kit that includes all of the complicated bits, the bulk of which are 3D printed. Most of the labour was in the design and it makes an amazing, super cheap RCM.

You get to use that shop-vac that sits in your garage to save you considerable money and it provides at least 10X the air-flow at half the noise level of a much more expensive RCM machine. There are no overheating or liquid level issues. You will also provide the rotational power but I find my records are dry in one rotation. There is nothing to break or wear out and I am happy to help you on any step of your build.

The parts are available at this price for a single colour print. If you look closely at the LCD screen at the bottom right of the Replicator photo you will notice that this is nearly a 7 hour print. I run this type of print before I go to bed or go for a serious bike ride or ski. If you want mixed colours there will be a slight up-charge since I need to be at the machine to do filament changes.

The good news is that I have more than 20 colours available, many of which you can see at http://www.canfab3d.com/tech.html.
Don't worry, I always have black on hand.

I'll continue to list my complete RCM's because I think they represent a great value in a under served market and they also look awesome.

These are made by me, in Canada, one at a time, to order and I believe the price is more than reasonable. I design and build prototypes for a living and occasionally design something for my own use. As a huge vinyl fan I designed this and am happy to share it with you.

The long details:

The kit consists of 6 3D printed parts that take all of the fiddling and searching for friction fit and record friendly components. If you look at the second picture, starting from the back row and moving left to right you will get...

- Plinth Sleeve. This is mounted on the top of your chosen plinth in a hole that is anywhere from 37-50 mm. There is plenty of wiggle room as the upper flange is very generous. I'm pretty sure you could even cut this hole, very carefully, with a jig-saw. This is the only hole you have to make if you follow my design!! This accepts standard Home-Depot plastic 1" inside diameter PVC electrical conduit that costs $8.19 for a 10 foot length in my area.

-Vacuum Wand. This is the hardest thing to reproduce without some serious time on your hands and it would never look this sexy. I have done a great deal of prototyping and 3D modelling to come up with this design. It has a 95 mm x 10 mm mouth that covers both the lead-in and lead out of your vinyl and has been created to just barely clear the included centre weight and sit about 1mm above the record surface when not under vacuum. This allows the wand to stay in place during multiple wash/rinse cycles. The internal diameter of this section is a massive (RCM wise) 35mm. This allows maximum unrestricted airflow to the surface. The mouth allows the application of whatever 3/4" wide vinyl friendly material you deem acceptable. While I expect great debate about this, my research has shown that closed loop polyester is a legitimate choice.

-Spindle Adaptor. This is a 7mm diameter by 13mm tall tapered spindle with a 36 mm x 1 mm base. It is supplied with ultra strong, ultra thin, industrial Scapa 2x tape. This tape will bond with any material forever. Once it sets up, the materials its bonded to will fail before the tape does. This means you can stick it to the turntable material of your choice and cover with the mat of your choice without trying to find an appropriate bolt, dowel or rod that matches the diameter of of a standard record center hole. Since it's made of ABS plastic (same as LEGO) it will also not enlarge or damage your records spindle hole.

-Pipe Hanger clamp. This is simple. It supports the 1" inside diameter PVC electrical pipe underneath your plinth at the exact height required. You could easily make this yourself.

-Vac-Adaptor. Another simple design that is not found on any shelf. Simply attaches to your 1" pipe and allows you to use a standard shop-vac style hose. Larger hoses fit on the outside, smaller diameter on the inside. Both are tapered for a secure fit an the fitting has mounting holes if you want to secure it to the main body.

-Centre weight. In my design, I use this to rotate the record. It accepts a standard hockey puck. Also, it includes the rubber padding that will protect your label from moisture throughout the entire cleaning process.

The last item is the "Tuning-Port". You can see it in the picture with the black components. This is one of the simple secrets that make this system work with any vacuum. Most shop-vacs are too powerful for cleaning vinyl. With the Tuning-Pipe you simply rotate the outer sleeve to expose more of the machined slot and reduce suction power. It normally only needs to be done once but it can also be used on the fly to lower suction when you clean thicker 180 gram vinyls.

All of the other parts are easy to find anywhere. You'll need some pipe, a plinth, some elbows a platter and some great ideas of your own. My build, as shown in the pictures, costs about $50-60 in additional parts and I'm happy to supply a full part and cut list for you. You can also use these same parts to build a fully enclosed motor-driven-vacuum-machine. Its entirely up to you and your imagination.

The parts are available at this price for a single colour print. If you look closely at the LCD screen at the bottom right of the Replicator photo you will notice that this is nearly a 7 hour print. I run this type of print before I go to bed or go for a serious bike ride or ski. If you want mixed colours there will be a slight up-charge since I need to be at the machine to do filament changes.

The good news is that I have more than 20 colours available, many of which you can see at in one of the pictures above, Just let me know what colour you would like and your parts will be printed and sent within 3 days.
Don't worry, I always have black on hand.

I'll continue to list my complete RCM's because I think they represent a great value in a under served market and they also look awesome.

These parts kits are made by me, in Canada, one at a time, to order and I believe the price is more than reasonable. I design and build prototypes for a living and occasionally design something for my own use. As a huge vinyl fan I designed this and am happy to share it with you.

PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE ONLY GETTING THE 7 PARTS SHOWN IN THE FIRST PICTURE. THE PICTURES OF COMPLETED RCM MACHINES ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.

Check out Canfab3D for all your 3D printing and prototyping needs.

Manual RCM 3D printed Parts Kit

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