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richard
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« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2017, 05:14:37 pm »

well i am busy drawing parts, some are not so difficult. End caps (and some other parts) are not going to be exactly the same as original, i will test them on my spare bumpers etc. Change both sides and nobody will see. When i got some samples ready i can send them tou you, just pay me shipping costs. When parts fit i can re-create them. Have to find out what is the best material to use, because it is used in all wheater. ABS should work the best, not sure is parts can be printed with this because of the layout (abs schrinks parts then curl).

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« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2017, 09:22:26 pm »

This time next year youll be a miwwion air. They look great. Basically anything plastic you can make! I like the interior light. Smiley
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richard
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« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2017, 07:25:56 pm »

a 9 hour print  Huh

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Jon Weywadt
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« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2017, 10:08:06 pm »

a 9 hour print  Huh

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If  you could scan and print the plastic cap of the gear shift in the center console, I would be very interested. In dark brown to replace mint that is cracked.
Please let me know if this is possible.
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Jon
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« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2017, 06:28:05 am »

if the part fits to my buildplate 20x20 cm is should not be a problem. colour would be a bigger challenge. think it is better to spray paint it. i do not have a spare shift cap, so i need exact measures. This autumn / winter i could remove mine till then  i want to drive  Shocked
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« Reply #110 on: August 18, 2017, 08:02:47 pm »

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Lennart Sorth
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« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2017, 11:18:48 am »

This is brilliant !

How strong and/or flexible do you recon the print is ?

I remember from earlier days of 3D printing that this was a problem, and a 3D print was more for checking the CAD drawing before sending it to somebody with a CFC milling machine.

What software and file formats are you using ?  - maybe you could crowdsource the model-building to the rest of us  (even if we're sort of a small crowd) ?

/Lennart
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richard
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« Reply #112 on: November 08, 2017, 10:09:02 am »

This is brilliant !

How strong and/or flexible do you recon the print is ?

I remember from earlier days of 3D printing that this was a problem, and a 3D print was more for checking the CAD drawing before sending it to somebody with a CFC milling machine.

What software and file formats are you using ?  - maybe you could crowdsource the model-building to the rest of us  (even if we're sort of a small crowd) ?

/Lennart

quality, strength and appearance are the things to take into account when creating the 3d prints. Once you draw a part (i use Fusion360) you have to think of what is the use. Is it on the outside (of the car) and visible, or is it behind some panel, but it should be heat resistant. I think parts gonna be strong enough in most cases, because you van choose to make a solid part for strength or a 0  - 99 % to be lightweight or stronger part. Like the endcaps for bumpers they were not strong enough so i added some thickness, and now they are strong.  What wil happen is that part may look a little different from original. Also the printing material that is most easy to make smooth is ABS, because it wil melt when getting in contact with acceton. Other materials may need to be sanded and painted to get them smooth. I do not know how ABS wil hold in UV light, it might loose color. Nice thing about 3d printing is, you could always print a new part. Proces of smooting is also a thing to consider. What exact do you mean by crowdsource the molel building ?

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