3D printing

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3D printing

Post by yorkshire480 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:27 am

I thought I'd post this up for discussion as it's been something I've been thinking about for a while and I'll wager there are those here that know more about the subject than I.

With certain more delicate 480 parts getting thinner on the ground what's the practicality of using 3D printer technology to replicate these parts? I'm thinking specifically of the plastic binnicle surround. Does anyone have one that isn't cracked? 3D printers can produce items with complex moving parts so presumably it could handle the air vent mechanisms. Could it not also make one out of a modern, less brittle plastic also?
Would the original volvo designs be needed or could one be scanned in?

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Re: 3D printing

Post by Ulrika480 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:48 pm

Well no-one has asked God yet for permission to make replacement human parts. There was an article on the tv news the other day about a motorcyclist having new facial bits all made through 3D printing tech (or similar) and the results were good.

It will be clever when they crack 3D printing with multiple materials at once...

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Re: 3D printing

Post by timrosser » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:02 pm

As far as I understand it, the plastic material, the 'ink' if you like that is printed with is of a generic type which may or may not be srong enough for the various uses we would demand of it, also we would need some sort of cad scanner to get the data to the printer... I think a good few years yet before we can print 480 bits :-(

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Re: 3D printing

Post by doingitsideways » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:34 pm

Put me down to have a rust free shell printed! :rofl:

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Re: 3D printing

Post by svenska axel » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:57 pm

you will need to sand the finish down, especially if you print it on a velleman k8200. not advertising but you will see what i mean. :rofl:

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Re: 3D printing

Post by Nickdog » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:28 pm

I'm planning on 3D printing a pollen filter housing as I can't find one. Trouble is I need one to do a cad drawing so I'll probably do a different version. Long as it works. :-)

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Re: 3D printing

Post by petergrant702 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:31 pm

A few months back I’m thinking of prototyping a vintage car parts but I ended up 3D printing tires only using rubber-like filaments. I can’t decide whether PLA or ABS will be the best material for car parts prototyping. Mike, my co-3D printing hobbyist told me that nylon filament is a perfect material for this. It’s a high quality filament, strong and less brittle. Actually, I’ve recently purchase a spool of nylon filament from 3D2print. I’m looking forward to try this in my next 3D printing experiment.

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Re: 3D printing

Post by cranna21 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:01 am

I know what i'd have, 4 seat belt buckles, the top 'anti slip' part of mine are all on their way out :( however, not to be cocky or anything but i have no cracks on my dash at all :P
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