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Which parts would you be interested in buying? (Also, tick your preferred color)

Driver Left Vent
18 (19.4%)
Driver Right Vent
17 (18.3%)
Passenger Left Vent
7 (7.5%)
Passenger Right Vent
9 (9.7%)
Opera Window Clasp
4 (4.3%)
Lock Pull Surrounds
7 (7.5%)
Interior Door Handles
6 (6.5%)
Beige Color
2 (2.2%)
Blue Color
7 (7.5%)
Dark Grey Color
4 (4.3%)
Black Color
11 (11.8%)
Custom Parts (List in Post)
1 (1.1%)

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Author Topic: Reproducing Plastic Parts  (Read 10200 times)

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #20 on: 08:14:44 PM / 29-Jan-15 »
Wow I wish I had been following this thread earlier. I could def use those lock surrounds, in blue !

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #21 on: 09:51:00 PM / 29-Jan-15 »
Keep following the thread, or the CS12 facebook page, for more details as they come.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #22 on: 01:20:41 PM / 31-Jan-15 »
Forum-exclusive update:

Made some of the mold boxes, figured out mold layouts.






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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #23 on: 04:14:49 PM / 31-Jan-15 »
I say if said people don't come through with payments, move on top others that wasn't it.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #24 on: 04:35:57 PM / 31-Jan-15 »
I'm thinking, if the people who haven't paid yet, don't have the money in by next Friday, I'm going to open up their spots in the early production roster. I'll keep you all posted.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #25 on: 12:06:03 AM / 03-Feb-15 »
Update for today:

Didn't have a chance to make it to the makerspace, on account of I had to babysit my cousin. I did, however, knock out a concept:



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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #26 on: 11:08:19 PM / 05-Feb-15 »
don't have the money in by next Friday.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #27 on: 12:20:20 AM / 06-Feb-15 »
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #28 on: 01:16:03 AM / 06-Feb-15 »
My top three favorite beverages

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #29 on: 01:26:59 AM / 06-Feb-15 »
My top three favorite beverages

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In other news, the cupholder design will have to be able to support the weight of a full Whataburger medium before I greenlight it for production. If it can't do that, it's worthless to me.

These are both mediums:
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #30 on: 08:24:56 AM / 06-Feb-15 »
Or a large coffee for us old farts...

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #31 on: 12:31:20 PM / 06-Feb-15 »
Is the cupholder concept designed to go in place of a vent or in the often empty slot below the radio?  If the latter, wouldn't it interfere with 5th gear position?

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #32 on: 12:55:56 PM / 06-Feb-15 »
It's made to replace the left-hand passenger side vent. The one just to the right of the clock. The final version will retain the ability to direct air. I've also updated it slightly since the above picture:



I hope to 3D print a prototype this weekend.


In other news, the project is funded. I'm gonna buy the materials and get to work.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #33 on: 10:42:32 PM / 06-Feb-15 »
My Audi has a cup holder like that... I don't trust it. :lol:
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #34 on: 10:57:21 AM / 07-Feb-15 »
Well, I did some revisions to the cupholder design, using a model of a Whataburger cup that I quickly threw together for reference. And then I Ray-Traced it.







That last render took 73 minutes and 40 seconds to complete, with my machine running at full tilt the whole time. And this is not a shappy PC by any means. It's actually fairly high-end.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #35 on: 02:34:43 PM / 09-Feb-15 »
Here's an update:

Picked up some trial-size containers of the molding and casting agents I hope to use today. I'm confident the silicone will work beautifully, but I'm still weighing my options for the resin which I'll make the actual part from. Smooth-cast 327 is very good for coloring, and it cures translucent if you don't add anything to it. But, it's not the most heat or UV-stable plastic in the world, and I fear that even with a UV resistant additive, it may degrade more quickly than I'd like in a real world application. There's another Smooth-on urethane that is apparently much stronger, though it only comes in black. According to the salesman, though, these urethanes take very well to paint, so I might go that option instead of molding in color. The paint would also be UV resistant and prevent UV damage to the parts themselves.

In any case, here's what I have so far:


That cost $127.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #36 on: 02:56:41 PM / 09-Feb-15 »
Hey, we use smooth on at work.

I really like the cup holder - genius!

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #37 on: 11:16:36 AM / 10-Feb-15 »
Nice
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #38 on: 12:09:21 PM / 10-Feb-15 »
Man, that cup holder looks super spiffy. I will 100% be buying one from you this spring.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #39 on: 09:13:07 PM / 12-Feb-15 »
You're the man. This is getting good