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Old 04-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Got a 3D Printer - Got Parts Ideas?

Hey guys,

I don't know if you know but I'm a 3D Designer by trade. I got on the bandwagon for 3D Printers (https://www.makerbot.com/) and got one.

Midway doing random fun stuff I thought it would be cool to do stuff for the Stangz!

Have you any ideas where/what would be cool to do?

The prints are actually very smooth and can be sanded/painted to OEM colors etc. (DETAILS!)

Have you got any cool ideas for pieces that I can design and print?

We could have a MustangEvolution line of billet pieces!!
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99/01 cobra bumper cover?
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Hahaha dude thats massive. I'm talking about interior trim pieces to start. I mean I could design a bumper cover but that would have to be after people show a need/want for it.

I think people would be much more receptive if we, for example, had a shared steering wheel badge and/or cupholder bezels in OEM colors or something you know?
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Yea I guess I got a lil over the top.
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so what kind of material does it make it from?
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A special kind of abs plastic
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Maybe textured replacements for the chrome trim around the gauges and vents in the S197?
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how big is your printer? what size parts would it be able to handle?
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@SixBanger - Awesome idea! I'll get on it. I think it would be better to do one piece that goes all the way to the dash from the chrome edges by the vent instead of just covers for the chrome surround. What do you think?

@Fully Auto - It's actually pretty big. Maximum build volume is 30 L x 30 W 45 H in cm or 12 L x 12 W x 18H in inches.

Big enough for most things but definitely not a bumper
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could make and sell grill deletes for 99-04's
as well as gauge pods.. make stuff for 99-04 lol I hate my cheap interior!
custom bezels for around the stereo or more modern bezel for the spedo and tach ect... all depends what you can design I guess! not sure how that works
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The design bit is easy I just need to get the sizing right you know?

I'm reading up on producing auto parts a little right now with lots of useful info.

I have an 07 vert so that generation would be the easiest to design. ALTHOUGH I could most likely create models if you guys can send some pictures and dimensions like width and length.
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could make caps and covers for stuff under hood, could make badges for the body
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All very good suggestions.

I made a form here to collect all the suggestions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MoY...?usp=send_form

But continue posting on here so others can chip in and improve on the ideas.
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Yes on the grill deletes
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Something like these?

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Not to be blunt but...3D V*$^nas and P$%^ses aren't a great idea. lol
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Not to be blunt but...3D V*$^nas and P$%^ses aren't a great idea. lol



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No idea - just had 2 people respond within 10 minutes of each other lol. Must be some troll on here -.-

And regarding the delete, how would you like it to be different than that?
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No idea - just had 2 people respond within 10 minutes of each other lol. Must be some troll on here -.-

And regarding the delete, how would you like it to be different than that?
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ya how expensive is it for the material?
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Depends on the size. I'll have to draw up some specs and get back to you on that. It probably will be much cheaper than $169 - holy ****.
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Got a 3D Printer - Got Parts Ideas?

Bet you could make a killing if you could produce a side window louver that isn't the massive scoops, but somewhat of a slatted design like the 05+ models have but for the 99-04's.
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How about an engine cover for the 3.7? People say the one that is out there is more of a foam than a sturdy plastic.
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Thanks for the input again guys. It would be much more helpful if you guys can draw/take pics/ or describe more in detail of your suggestion so I can start creating some mockups.
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Bullitt parts, naturally...

The mud flap piece on the front of the skirt, right behind the front wheels, is out of production and EXTREMELY difficult to find on the used market. I wss thinking that a 3D printer could knock one out very quickly. I assume that you would need an intact pair of them, though, correct?
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Not necessarily. With pictures and a few measurements, I should be able to print something very close to the original piece.

Got any pictures?
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Not at the moment.
Is there a way to scan the part somehow to come up with an exact duplicate?
Ford insignia, part numbers and all?
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Oh of course. But I would need to have the part here, or a ton of pictures from a variety of angles.
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Not a wheel but probably a center cap!
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have you made anything at all yet? post pics.
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Nothing for stangs yet. Check YouTube for all the stuff other people have printed already. I'm designing a few pieces right now, should take a few days give or take.
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