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  • Rapid Prototyping Machine/3D Modelling

    Hi Everyone.

    Pretty excited, I just started the second semester of my Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering program and we're getting into some really neat stuff.

    We've been working with 3D Modeling using CATIA and something triggered for me...

    I was thinking about doing up a 3D model of my 2001 Impala's 1.5 DIN opening in order to build and plan out an LCD bracket/bezel and realized that we have access to the school's rapid prototyping machine.

    Anyone here have any experience with this?

    I'm quite curious and thought it may be helpful for trial and error possibly?

    Anyways, any thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated.

    --Brendonius

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    Alfa Romeo 147 double DIN

    Hi all,
    sorry for my english.

    This is my double din, that I make in rapid prototyping (CAD 3D: PTC ProEngineer).

    niko73
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    • #3
      great work!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by niko73 View Post
        Hi all,
        sorry for my english.

        This is my double din, that I made in rapid prototyping (CAD 3D: PTC ProEngineer).

        niko73
        Your English is just fine, and your work is amazing.

        I can hardly wait until rapid prototyping gets to mainstream use. Now what we need is a way to scan in existing pieces for modification and re-production.

        Thanks for showing us the future.
        .
        If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

        2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
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        • #5
          wow, that is incredible work.

          Looks like you could start your own company easily with that kind of quality; only hurdle might be buying that $60k 3D printer... or do you have one readily available at work?

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          • #6
            Thanks to all!

            The future is already present: you need a 3D scanner and a 3D printer...This does not mean buy the equipment

            You can executed at least 20 copies from prototype, if you use a silicone rubber stamp!

            However with the original in hand and the monitor type in a few days the prototype is done...

            niko73

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            • #7
              Niko, is there a particularly good online resource where we can learn about this technology?
              .
              If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

              2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
              .

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              • #8
                I'm using http://www.emachineshop.com/ to make a custom bezel. It's rather nice considering that they have their own software CAD package that you download, create your design in it, and then click on the quote/buy button.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rdholtz View Post
                  Niko, is there a particularly good online resource where we can learn about this technology?
                  Ok!
                  On the web there are many, but the difficulty is to detect the original measures.

                  niko73

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by doclee View Post
                    I'm using http://www.emachineshop.com/ to make a custom bezel. It's rather nice considering that they have their own software CAD package that you download, create your design in it, and then click on the quote/buy button.
                    post pictures once its done

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                    • #11
                      Wow, i have always wondered about those machines, that is really a nice thing to have at hand. I am not to familiar with it, can u chose the output material? Plastic or metal? And the 3d scanner will import into cad?

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                      • #12
                        Here's a site, reprap.org, that covers an open-source rapid-prototyping machine. It costs about $500 for materials; it can produce about 60% of its own parts, so it's partially self-duplicating.
                        .
                        If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

                        2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
                        .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vtecfelon23 View Post
                          Wow, i have always wondered about those machines, that is really a nice thing to have at hand. I am not to familiar with it, can u chose the output material? Plastic or metal? And the 3d scanner will import into cad?
                          Yes, the 3D scanner export in 3D CAD format (igs, stp, etc.)

                          niko73

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                          • #14
                            simple demo

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                            • #15
                              Looks lovely. I see a TPMS unit in there, cool.

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