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IDEA: 3D printed side panels

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    IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    let me start by stating that i am not making 3D printed side panels, i don't have a 3D printer, and i wouldn't know where to start to make the models needed to print them anyway. this is just an idea for anyone that would like to run with it.

    here goes: 3D printed his side panels would be a great alternative for people trying to finish their HIC build and save a little. they probably wouldn't be as accurate as resin copies, but they could be printed with most of the greeblies already attached since most builders paint the entire panel one base color. if someone printed them with the greebs and wanted to make them available, you could print them with numbers on the underside so the buyer would know where each panel is supposed to go.

    so if anyone likes this idea, has the modelling skills, and access to a 3D printer, i encourage you to take this idea and make it happen. just be sure to let me know if you do, because i need some side panels for my build.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    That is a good idea saint, you should hit up aprilstorm, she does 3d stuff.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Someone has done them in 1/6th scale on Thingiverse and posted the files, so if there is any way to scale them up to full size...

    You can find them here: 1/6th Scale HIC Panels

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    SR is working on getting himself back here...but wants to be able to commit time to this stuff and make people happy...not have upset people with open orders etc...I know he has a panel and was talking about offering them up....Might be something to run by him. I know he does have some CAD items maybe he could work something up?

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    aprilstorm came through on this. she actually already had them done, just had not posted them yet. they're now posted and i stickied them here: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f61/3...els-hic-48507/

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Noob question. Is there someone on here that can print them and sell?
    What is a fair price to have this printed in the states?
    Last edited by Citizen; Dec 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Printed would be expensive as all get out. I have a real Volvo panel. Its sitting on my desk. The issue is I would have to make multiple molds of it. What is the going price for a set of these panels? If I can make them and offer them up for less to help people out I will.

    3d printed from a place, would be 400$... each. So your still making a mold. Printed yourself.... with a 2000 machine.... 25 bucks? I think its 30$ for 1 kilo of wire, not sure if the weight transfers perfectly.

    Are the panels something that is in high demand? I assumed that market was flooded with cheap alternatives.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    I have a set of side panels but they are a fan sculpt. I might be in for a set to upgrade to the real thing.

    I don't think there are that many people offering copies of the real panel.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Stormrider High Demand is putting it mildly. I would literally beat the cr@p out of a single mother shopping at Wal Mart on Black Friday in the worst ghetto town in America over some Volvo panels right about now.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Im putting it in silicone tomorrow. And ill try to keep them cheap.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Like you don't have enough on your plate lol.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    SR, I think the demand is there for another producer of side panels, I canthink of only two people that make the accurate volvo panels, one doesn't advertise and the other currently isn't producing them. I would be very interested in seeing another maker in that market.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    This is awesome news!!

    My Paypal account will be waiting patiently for your side panel invoice.

    Its not normal for me to throw money at another guy. You might as well take up pole dancing.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    This mold isn't bad. The part has been in a simple mold box forever. just never poured silicone into it. Ill drop some silicone on it some time today, its going to be 2 or 3 parts, so in the next couple days Ill have a test pull hopefully.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    I'd be interested in some of your panels as well!

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    Me too!

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Is this of interest to anyone?
    Attachment 73341

    I need to know what a reasonable price is for a set of 8 of these. The top (that you see) is great. The underside will have some bubbles etc. Nothing bad, but this type of mold is really tough to get the bubbles out of it.

    Ill need to make another mold or two and they are a PITA to make.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    those are so pretty!

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Difficult mold for such a simple piece.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    sent you a pm

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    I need to make another mold to get these done a little faster. But material size, and if the mold works the way I expect, I think I can do these pretty in-expensive. Double sided mold, accurate, but the inside will have some bubbles. Ill post a pic tomorrow. Im exhausted.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    I just got my quote back for getting all 8 side panels done from a professional 3D printer company. I think $9,800.00 is a fair deal. That was a Black Friday blow out price too.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Also waiting to see these bad-boys. I need 'em bad!

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Attachment 73359

    I would hate to have someone make me an offer for these.

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    Re: IDEA: 3D printed side panels

    Theres an ad in the cargo hold for 5 sets. I have 3 ready to ship, I think two were purchased, that leaves 3.

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