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Infinite Collective worked with Local gem, Boulette's Larder, a farm-to-table eatery in San Francisco known for sustainable practices to help tur… Read More
Infinite Collective worked with Local gem, Boulette's Larder, a farm-to-table eatery in San Francisco known for sustainable practices to help turn an existing appliance into a high volume spice grinder. This allowed them to efficiently offer a new line of spices, without the need to purchase new electronic equipment. Read Less
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Infinite Collective worked with Boulette's Larder, a local farm-to-table eatery in San Francisco known for sustainable practices, to help turn an existing appliance into a high volume spice grinder.  This allowed them to efficiently offer a new line of spices, without the need to purchase new electronic equipment.  
We developed a concept that would turn a Robot Coupe, a common appliance found in commercial kitchens, into a spice grinder by replacing the blade with a new style of blade and bearing assembly.
Blades and other parts of the assembly were moddled in 3D CAD and 3D printed in stainless steel.
The 3D printed stainless steel was sharpened and could be used immediately to test the concept.
The blades worked well, but the speed of the Robot Coupe was too slow to effieciently grind the spices.
Ultimately, we boiled the solution down to one small 3D printed stainless steel part that was used to adapt a orphaned, yet working, top half of an Indian spice grinder with the bottom half of a Vitamix blender.  The result is one very high powered and efficient spice grinder, eliminating the need for a new piece of equipment.