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2017/09/22 12:49:55 (permalink)
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3D Printing Parts

I've touched on this before and have finally got around to giving it a go on a clutch boot.  From photos found on this site and taking measurements off the car I made a cad model of a boot and 3D printed a rough part for verification.  Next step is to tweak the model, add the stiffening rib details and then I will 3D print the mould.  I have designed it to be self supporting so the metal spring clip wont be needed.  The print was done by a mate for free but its about $7 worth of material so far.

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    gtv6capri
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/09/22 21:42:52 (permalink)
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    Great going, now try the early GT "ice cream cone" mirror that would sell well

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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/09/24 15:45:50 (permalink)
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    Nah not looking to start a production line just playing with the bits that I need.  I much prefer the XA mirrors anyway.
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/09/24 16:39:58 (permalink)
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    What 3D printer are you using. If anyone had one big enough for the front instrument cluster it would be interesting. Although looks like you know what your doing on a part like this. Love it. Thumbs up from me.
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/10/23 16:55:06 (permalink)
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    Nice work. 
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/10/27 10:15:25 (permalink)
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    I reckon you'd be able to make a few sales if you could 3d print the opaque interior light bezel.
    Mines crumbled many year ago, and if you can get the correct one, not escort or narva which are a different size, the price is blood money.
     
    The problem of course is the 3d printing stock, not going to be very functional light wise.
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/10/27 20:23:00 (permalink)
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    There's a Commodore light that is virtually identical (more clear than opaque I think) - part no. 90051501; just have to file down one retaining lip a bit and it pops straight in. Coventry's stocks them.

    WTB: Recaro seat - any condition considered
     
     
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/10/27 21:01:07 (permalink)
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    cheers Flighter, that's great.
     
    I've put up with a dodgy light for the past 10 years, and it lets downan otherwise neat interior
    I'll track one down, much appreciated!
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/10/29 13:15:51 (permalink)
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    Would be great to get new air vents for my Mk1 Escort.
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/11/06 19:05:47 (permalink)
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    aldi had a 3d printer on sale ....  from what i have seen on some 3d printers and that would also be down to what type material type plastics  you use it can be very brittle
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2017/11/07 12:55:29 (permalink)
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    Hi Guys 
     
    I have done some 3D printing for my Mk1 escort - i have have printed the air vents, RS style centre caps and even interior lights - next on the list is the side mirror spaces and the switches for the lights and wipers 
     
    they turn out very good and the material they are made out of is ABS which is the same stuff LEGO is made from - my vents have been in the car for about 2 years - not faded or warped and the centre caps were on for about a year through rain and heat - still perfect the white of the RS is just white out haha works a treat - even that is not even dis coloured 
     
    It is definitely possible with 3D printing - and a little cheaper too 
     
     
     
     


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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2019/03/26 21:26:04 (permalink)
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    Hi Everyone,
     
    It looks like we're getting a 3d printer at work, and I'm going to be able to have a play, so I thought I'd resurrect this thread.
     
    The printer itself has dual extruding heads, meaning you can print either 2 different colors in the item, or materials, or a material stock and also the support that may be needed whilst printing, or 2 parts at once,etc.
     
    So just wondering, if anyone else has done some more experimenting with 3d printing Escort and Capri Parts.
    All of Mushers items above would be worth printing, so if your still lurking Musher, please let me know.
     
    If anyone has any good links for 3d parts, that would be great also (the machine just uses stl files).
    I have 3 colors of  improved version of PLA filaments coming (engineering PLA), plus a Carbon filament also.
     
    Wiggy the printing bed size would possibly accommodate a cluster surround, but I'd need the 3D file itself, or
    or someone way smarter than me to draw any item up that we may want printed.
     
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2019/11/11 23:35:50 (permalink)
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    I've been busy with other stuff but finally bought a 3 printer and have been playing with printing door lock surrounds.  Will post pics later but wanted to let those interested know that this months street machine mag has an article about a company 3d printing steering component prototypes and then print the jigs for manufacturing.
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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2019/11/12 13:20:34 (permalink)
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    Hey Guys,
     
    Same as some of the other guys here. Access to a very decent 3D printer, Solid Works modelling software to build the parts and a MK2 escort to home them. I really have been slack so far but will get onto making some bits that i need. If anyone needs any quick parts modelled up, happy to help. Just need a decent sketch/dimensions of what you are after and can deliver the required STL file. Something like a dash cluster is a different story. Can definitely be done, but modelling will take some time and the print time would be decent. 
     
    One thing to note is the standard print material wont like being fully exposed to the sun. Great for internal parts but anything that will be subjected to repeated heat cycles, UV, not sure how well they will hold up...
     
    //lee 
     

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    Re: 3D Printing Parts 2019/11/20 22:02:35 (permalink)
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    Does anyone know if those interior lamps that can be replaced with Commodore 90051501, which I assume you're saying for Escort, if they will also do Capri ?
    thanks

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