3d Printing

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by kn0bby, 7 Jan 2019.

  1. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    So....

    I have 3D printer but no good at using the design software.

    Who’s good at designing but doesn’t have a 3D printer?

    Also don’t mind printing stuff for other members FOC (depending on size lol)

    I need a little handle designed.

    Thanks

    Dave.
     
  2. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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  3. Neilson

    Neilson Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I can create a CAD model for you.
     
  4. Ann3x

    Ann3x Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Im pretty solid with Fusion360.
     
  5. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I have been thinking about 3D printing for this reason.

    I am debating if to get the ply floor with the circular cut outs for the load strapping point, but thought it may look 'unfinished'.
    My idea was to 3D print a blanking plug that either looked ok, or could be covered with the same material as the rest of the floor but easily removable if a load needed to be secured.
    (A bit like the plastic things to go on a desk where the computer cables etc go through.)
     
  6. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    You can buy these pal.. something like Desk Top blanks, type for cable route. If I am thinking right??.
     
  7. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Nice one chaps.. Thank you..

    I'll get some measurements of the handle I want..

    If anyone else wants anything printing let me know.
     
  8. zombie_T6

    zombie_T6 Senior Member T6 Guru

    which printer did you go for? I have a Tevo tarantula with lots of mods and a stock CR-10S which is great straight out of the box... I mainly use mine for movie bits for my media room but the Bro in law has used his for his splitty to make a few odd spare bits.
     
  9. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    I’ve got the Flashforge finder. It’s only a cheapy one but it does the job.

    Most things we’ve printed are Star Wars parts lol
     
  10. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Have you seen this? Been Busy Lately....
     
  11. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Here is the hole..

    The insert needs to be 20mm deep with a surround of 10mm ish..

    Anyone fancy a crack at it?

    hole.jpg
     
  12. scotia

    scotia Senior Member T6 Guru

    what file types can your printer take? step?
     
  13. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks.. Its a Flashforge Finder..

    File Type
    STL, OBJ
     
  14. scotia

    scotia Senior Member T6 Guru

    ok solidworks will chuck out stl no probs. Do you have any kind of handle in mind? as in what movement do you need to do? a pull push? or hinge type? as in what is this handle going to be moving?

    and can you get behind this grey thing? is it a panel? would you want two parts that can fix together taking the grey bit (a panel?) in sandwhich?
     
  15. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Sorry more of an insert to go into a handle.


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  16. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Check out @scotia work! Great job

    Going to print to this morning.

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  17. kn0bby

    kn0bby Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Worked a treat! Need some black material now.

    Big thanks @scotia

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  18. scotia

    scotia Senior Member T6 Guru

    i'd leave it red/orange! but then i cant see the rest.. :)
     
  19. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Local lowlife VIP Member T6 Legend

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    @Tourershine’s post on the other topic got me thinking about this... how easy / hard is it for someone to scan an item and then reprint it, particularly if you want the item printed in the opposing form (scanning say, a left handle and then flipping it so a right handle is printed)?
     
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