Anyone into 3D printed stuff for their car?

NormL

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I 3D printed some fenders for casting into CF a couple of years ago. 6" sections glued together. First time I tried it and it definitely had some issues.
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I had enough fun with that I bought a very large CNC, which I am still figuring out. I have kept at printing though


How bored and into 3D printing do you have to be to print a phone case with the Ridge Race Track on it in perfect scale (I am a Land Surveyor)

I made an Atom shift know for my Atom

and this is the latest silliness



I didn't see a 3D printing thread, so, is anyone else caught the disease?
 

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My desk at work, yeah I am not that serious of a guy.

Roadmice Ford GT, 3D connection 3D mouse, 3d printed 1/4 scale 1965 Wild T3 surveying instrument with legs



A surveyor bought some of my models on Shapeways and painted them (a skill I don't possess.) Sure wish I could paint ...



The printed snap together kit, working scope and base

Yes, I am working on a snap together working Atom
 

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Thanks for your comments, no other printers out there?

I have tried metal printing, but, it is so expensive that these two are it

 

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Yeah, outside of industrial use here I haven't seen it. No places like those in the US where you go an print your stuff up.
 

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I use Shapeways as they use very expensive printers and they have to worry about them being outdated, not me. I have found them to be very cost effective. They ship world wide, you just upload a 3D model. The stainless Atom symbol fob was roughly $20 and it was a glue and stainless deposit print that was later infused with bronze. 70% stainless and 30% bronze. My wife's Atom pendant was around $40 for two (I designed them as earrings and was told later they were pendants) and are gold plated brass which is a five step process
 

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Building a Prusa i3 as we speak working on the electronics side of things right now. I'm taking my time and should be done soon though.
 

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i think 3D printing is awesome!!!
i just don't have any use for it...
 

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That's not bad, but a bit rich for my customers.

Exactly, you have to look at it more as a prototype to make molds from, but, costs will come down. It costs me from $15 to $28 to print a phone case dependent on the amount of plastic, I mark them up to make a few bucks. I could mold some and probably do OK with some of them, not something I want to do though. There just isn't enough room to make money on them without casting though. The S3 truck tread is a lot of plastic and the iPhone 4 car tread, not so much. The Washington State with the "Maple Leaf" is a lot





They end up being novelty and I have done an absolute ton of them, if someone really wants one they will buy ignoring that they are expensive. I am finding the bigger use for me is for improving my business by printing things we can use to be more efficient, such as converting everything to LiPo batteries from NiMH

 

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I've been starting to gain interest in 3D printing as we have two printers on campus, theres also a local company that offers 3D printing/scanning, I don't know the costs though. I'd like to make some parts for my cars, but I can't think of anything I need.
 

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Custom camber plates! :p
 

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Already have those for both cars. Also, being made out of plastic, I don't think they'd last long...
 
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