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Old 05-13-2014, 06:14 PM
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John, All very cool. Subscribed!

What is the name of your 3D printer and what materials can you use with it?
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:32 PM
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John, All very cool. Subscribed!

What is the name of your 3D printer and what materials can you use with it?
Thanks it is a kickstarter project that I got the printer from. It is called a "ROBO 3D"
It can print in ABS ,PLA ,Nylon and a filament that is mixed with Wood.

lots of fun ( and lots of plastic toys around my house )
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:00 PM
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Hello Rennlisters I have a question for those following this thread.
Earlier this week I posted a thread offering up my cell phone holders for sale .
I got some positive responses from the thread , but it was taken down by the moderators as they thought I was a business selling merchandize .
I have been told that I could be a small business sponsor for $150 . I was really approaching this as a hobby that could help rennlisters as well as generate a couple of bucks to help fund my Porsche addiction. This is why I have tried not to be greedy and not charge more then I think the phone holders and parts are worth.

My question to those of you that are following this thread is do you think there is enough interest on the board for me to pay the $150 . Or would you be willing to pay more then the $50 for the phone holders so that I can fund the $150 small business sponsor fee ?

thanks for all of your help and great ideas
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:09 PM
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Phone holders aren't just for cars
Had a couple of prototype prints laying around , so I put them to use as a charging station.

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Old 07-05-2014, 11:27 PM
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Hi all , I got a report of a rennlister with one of my phone holders had an issue with a holder that was left in the car during a very hot day.

The Holder shrank slightly due to the heat making the phone harder to slide in.
The plastic that I use melts in the printer at 350 Degrees F and has a heat deflection temp of 140 degrees (that is the point where it will start to soften).

The ashtray part does not seem to be affected , but the phone holder is thin enough to change its shape slightly.

If you have one of my holders please take it inside with you during extremely hot days.
This is the first I have seen of this, but I am sending a new holder to the rennlister that told me of the issue.

I am also looking at plastic that is dishwasher safe and can handle high temps.

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Playing with some new flexible filament , comes out with the properties of rubber


here is one of my cell phone holders printed with it
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by John Rygg View Post
The plastic that I use melts in the printer at 350 Degrees F and has a heat deflection temp of 140 degrees (that is the point where it will start to soften).
Save yourself a lot of grief and look at the various automotive manufacturer's standards for interior plastics. A few years back when I was doing this sort of thing, anything near the dash required a minimum Tg of 120C/248F, underhood plastics where around 200C/400F depending on location in the engine bay...
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:25 PM
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I sent what I hope to be the final design of the AC button off to shapeways to be professionally printed . It should be done in a week or so and we will see if they work.

Another project I am working on for a local friend with an old Alfa.

made a gasket out of some flexible plastic that has the properties of rubber..

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Old 08-26-2014, 12:09 AM
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AC button I had professionally printed on shapeways arrived today . IT FITS !!!
here is a picture of it installed. This one is the raised snowflake. I did not have any white paint so I tried a white crayon . that is why it looks a bit messy.
the tabs are just as fragile as the original so I think I will order one in black metal to see if it fits as well as the black plastic.

As soon as I figure out the shapeways web site I will post them for sale so that you can order directly from shapeways. I will also post a blank button as well . I can try to do a cut or raised design for the other buttons as well if someone wants one.

I think the plastic buttons would be about $5 and the metal ones about $20
as soon as I figure it out I will post it here.

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Old 08-28-2014, 01:24 AM
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if anyone wants to try a button I have posted them to the public on shapeways.
If you click on one you can order it in plastic or metal.
I have ordered a metal one to see if it will work as good as the plastic ones.
I will post a blank button also , if someone wants one of the other buttons I can try to design the icon for that button as well.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Porsche-bits
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I have an earlier 964, I think my recirculation button is in that place. Would be cool if you can make a button with those arrows on it, cause mine fell out.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:03 PM
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Mr. Alex I will work on a re-circulation button as well


for the AC button I have taken a closer look at the module and have concluded there is no reason to have the little legs that break off and am redesigning it to be more solid,

see below




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Still 3D printing , now have a iPhone 6 holder
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:53 AM
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Great work! I've been interested in 3D printing for fun... what printer do you recommend?
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