3D printed parts

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by nils, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    I never followed up with this. Proof is in the photo - Nils is a magician.

    Currently operating perfectly in my 1973 bus and a friends 1972 bus.

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  2. Borgey

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    Hey Nils, wondering if you’ve made these plastic ends for a 5 speed T3???
     
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  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Brickwerks sell them and the other bits like the bellows and end cap.
     
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  4. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Best to go with Brickwerks or T3 Technique for the tips as they are Delrin and you won't get the same wear qualities from a printed part. I go with T3 Technique as they supply it with high strength epoxy glue.
     
  5. Borgey

    Borgey Active Member

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    Yes you’re right. Would wear fast n be forever changing them.
     
  6. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    Well done, 72-74 blinker switches are super rare
     
  7. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    I tried CNCing some of these from UHWMPE (basically Delrin, think Delrin is the propriety name?) I can't compete with the pricing from overseas.

    Need to buy a baby CNC for my desktop it seems :p
     
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  8. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    You need to set up a crowd funding campaign to raise the funds Nils
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    After hearing what some get funded for :confused: nils got nothing to lose :eek:

    Now I wonder if the 100% tax write off for small business (NLA AutoParts) would accept the purchase of a 3D printer as an allowable deduction :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Just curious. Can parts be made in various plastic? Flexible or rigid?
     
  11. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    There are alot of different materials and processes avalible, the technology is moving forward faster and faster all the time. Anything is particular you are trying to build/ create Alpal?
     
  12. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm..... this is not as crazy as it seems I think. People ask for money for lots of crazy crap now
     
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  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing thanks. Just interesting stuff.
     
  14. Maccas

    Maccas New Member

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    Seven years ago, selecting Corian by DuPont, mainly because it was freely available, I made several pairs of gear selector guides.
    Took the opportunity at the time to reshape them for reasons of function, enhanced fit and durability.
    Has not disappointed. 21,000 klms since, no sign of guide wear or misadventure. It was an interesting project.
     
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  15. Barry

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    WOW..............so a bit of bench top?

    "Corian is a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont. Its primary use is as a countertop/benchtop surface, though it has many other applications. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate, a material derived from bauxite ore"

    You made this by hand?
     
  16. Grantus

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    Bummer, just ordered two pairs from Brickwerks, before I read your brilliant idea. :(

    And I also have plenty of material lying around here as well. May have to make some too, when the new ones arrive from Brickwerks, to copy from. ;)
     
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  17. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    I made mine from 10mm plastic cutting board :)
     
  18. Maccas

    Maccas New Member

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    Yeah, that was my first consideration too, though to me, cutting board is more like a slippery nylon composition, hence why I dismissed it after test adhering it to metal using JBWeld ... and failed. So you must have found a different solution?
     
  19. Maccas

    Maccas New Member

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    Yeah, definitely no computer generated design aid here. Just your average hand and power tools in a DIY home workshop, though with a background working in the building industry, this did help.
    Not a task for the faint hearted. If you like dabbling and have the time .... sure ... go for it. If not, then buy the retail version.
    The dimensions and shaping of the retail version are nothing like mine, so there is no comparison.
     
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  20. Dapom

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    I went with the chopping board from the dollar shop as I had it lol
    I made the locating slot by chain drilling with a bit 0.5mm smaller that the tab. This provided enough ‘grab’ for it not to need glue to keep it in place :) mine are certainly not as pretty as yours but they work and are still in place after many k’s :)
     

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