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3D printing by BabyVet
Started on: 01-25-2015 10:21 AM
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Report this Post01-25-2015 10:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BabyVetClick Here to Email BabyVetSend a Private Message to BabyVetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was wondering if anybody has thought about getting a 3d printer for doing dash swaps or custom interior ideas.
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Report this Post01-25-2015 11:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The economics of 3D printing are great for a small area. Many affordable machines will do less than a cubic foot. So instrument panels are out of the question. I suppose the car companies have rigged up a system though....
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Report this Post01-25-2015 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If they can do THIS, a printed dash would be easy.
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i would love a printed center console surround that i could use as a buck for vacuum forming
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Report this Post01-25-2015 03:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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The economics of 3D printing are great for a small area. Many affordable machines will do less than a cubic foot. So instrument panels are out of the question. I suppose the car companies have rigged up a system though....


With some design work and joint engineering, a 3D printer could produce pieces which could then be joined together to make a much larger assembly than what the printer can make. The joints could be by screws and T-nuts, glue, pop rivets, etc. The printer could easily create alignment pegs and holes...
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Report this Post01-25-2015 06:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BabyVetClick Here to Email BabyVetSend a Private Message to BabyVetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ya I figured it would help people blend different concepts together to make one and when it's down just sand it to perfection. Than should be easy for people to build one and make them for others possibly
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Report this Post01-27-2015 06:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If someone's going to MAKE a Fiero interior component, I think the market for a 2 or 3 piece DURABLE center console skeleton is much bigger than the market for a replacement dash. And that's the sort of thing that a 3D printer could do an outstanding job of.

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