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Other Printing parts

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by EntropyUK, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. EntropyUK

    EntropyUK Well-Known Member

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    I don't know enough about the subject but has anyone looked at 3D printing those hard to find plastic parts or sub components?
     
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    IMO most of the time it's more hastle than it's worth. Unless you have access to a laser scanner to replicate the part into a 3D model it can take hours to create the design. Printed parts are not as strong or well finished as injection moulded parts. I tend to print things like Ecig holders that fit in the coin tray, sat nav mounts, etc. I did print some ends to replace the rubber ones on the height sensors which worked ok. Sent some to another member of this site but I think I forgot to put the metal sleve in the centre before I posted them :oops: at least they were free, and he hasn't said anything so may have been ok.
     
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    I sometimes watch 'retrorestore' on the utube, amongst other things he has neared the end of a truncated restoration of a Triumph Acclaim whereby he needed some roof trim end caps which are now obsolete and a viewer kindly printed some for him.

    Handy tech.

    There is even metal 3D printing now!
     
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    Thanks, I had no idea about the shortfalls of process.
     
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    That **** Drew and his idiot sidekick got Williams clio clips printed out by a company from the original Clio in the Williams museum...
     
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    You appear to to be painting a picture about Drew whom I don't know, time will tell if this is something I'm willing to be drawn on.
     
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    Think it was called Salvage Hunters or something like that he normally does furniture and antiques but did a series on cars he's based in Wales...
     
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    Have printed many a part that are hard to get for people I know. Just depends on the printer and material and, of course, the part.
     
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    Oh that Drew, eyes a bit squint Drew, yes I seen he was doing cars but tbh I think he is just about tolerable to watch when he's buying desks from an all girls school.
     
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    Think he's in Pantygirdle,just outside Diarrheao.;)
     
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    Only so he could sniff the seats.:eek:
     
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