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Old November 28th, 2014, 07:40 PM
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Anyone got cool land rover files to 3d print?

I just picked up a 3d printer. So far, all I've found for the rover is a iphone 4 holder to replace the dash mounted ash tray.

I'm working on figuring out these new parametric cad programs, but I haven't touched CAD since college, some 20-25 years ago, and I wasn't great at it then.

Anyone got any cool things to print? Especially rover related?
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 05:42 PM
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Nothin eh?

I'm currently printing an iphone holder to go with the RAM (mounts) I printed the other day.

Going to try to design some window sliders to mitigate need for felt to stop vibration.
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We have 4 maker bots and 3 envisiontecs at work...plus tons of cad designers. Haven't thought of tasking them to do rover stuff...but I could if you find neat stuff.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 06:59 PM
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just this... not too neat, but I'm going to try to modify it for something.. or at least use the base dimensions...

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:68567

THen there are little things that aren't worth the trouble to buy...

http://www.myminifactory.com/object/...trol-knob-3372
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:265911

I was thinking of getting out my tools and getting a draft of the lower plastic on the steering column... mine's cracked.. But i'm very drafting rusty, and never liked it much to begin with.

I have a scanner, but cleaning up the parts is just as painful as building them from scratch.

And junk like this
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:243361
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 07:39 PM
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Home Depot is carrying 3D printers now.

There's some cool scanners out there that complements the 3D printers. http://www.nextengine.com/
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Damn it's really hitting mainstream now.

I honestly haven't used mine much but it was fun to build.
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Ben - there are also various connectors that would be worthwhile, like the TTS

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:139136
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No files but there are plenty of smalls that are nla that need to be reproduced.
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I'm not sold on trying to print TTS connectors. You have to secure the pins properly (as well as source them) and I have low expectations it will work well. I'll try it sometime I suppose.

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Ben - there are also various connectors that would be worthwhile, like the TTS

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:139136
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...You have to secure the pins properly (as well as source them)...
Yeah, pins are the biggest problem, but DigiKey has pretty much every type of pin available and you don't have to have a large min order. Hard part is securing the pins.
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Hopefully Ben is up for the challenge.
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Damn it's really hitting mainstream now. I honestly haven't used mine much but it was fun to build.
would like to know more. Was this a kit?
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Sure, come to HH sometime and I'll tell you all about it.

Seriously Ade, you do need to come to HH, but yes a kit - it's an older mendelmax (I think 1.5)

http://www.mendelmax.com
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I have one NLA part made so far, the surround trim for the door latch on older style doors. Happy to share if anyone needs it though I need to double check it fits correctly. It mates up fine with the OEM part so it should work.

Plenty of custom things I am planning on but these are mostly to clean up all the mess from the removed fire equipment on my truck.
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How rigid is the plastic that comes out of these? I have some ideas, but I don't know if anything will work the way I want it to, and I'm too busy to ever do my homework to find out.
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depends on the machine, consumer machines are limited but several can do ABS which is pretty durable. Not sure about the properties of PLA which my machine uses. Pro rigs can do a variety, nylon, abs, metal, ceramics etc. if you are willing to use a service there are lots of options.
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Sure, come to HH sometime and I'll tell you all about it. Seriously Ade, you do need to come to HH, but yes a kit - it's an older mendelmax (I think 1.5) http://www.mendelmax.com
I know! just not enough hours in the week. I have HH as a reoccurrence on my calendar, everything else just piles on.
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How rigid is the plastic that comes out of these? I have some ideas, but I don't know if anything will work the way I want it to, and I'm too busy to ever do my homework to find out.
I CAN do ABS, PLA, t-glase, laywood (wood pulp and PLA mix) , HIPS, polycarb, and flexible filament (TPE) .

So far biggest problem is the layering. They are weakest along the "grain"... that being said, I've used hammer and chisel on 20x20x10mm blocks with 25% infill.. they crush before they split. THings like a PLA printed iPhone case snap much easier along the grain as they don't have the lateral support. Think 3 1/2" GI Joe plastic for the strength of similarly formed PLA and ABS. I have not tried polycarb, hips or TPE. The wood filament tends to be the weakest along the grain.

People print out suspension spacers using ABS.http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:309665


mine doesn't, obviously. but there are lazer machines that print in metal and others that print in various UV or heat cured resins.
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Bunch of people have downloaded this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:641857
anyone here? anyone print it?
I haven't printed it yet to see if it needs modification..

also.. Have had some successful prints using nylon string trimmer line in a .065" diameter.
It loves to warp, but its doable.
Just about all of them can print anything that melts before about 240C. Well, some people are using a PTFE tube that I guess fails right around that temp.
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