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Posted: 03/05/2015 10:25:11
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There *are* 3D printers that can make saleable products. They are more often called Rapid Prototyping units, and have price tags that would scare the living daylights out of any normal, or even reasonably deep wallet. Some of them can do metal 3D printing (selective laser sintering or SLS, see this, it explains it well enough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E5MfBAV_tA).

As for the strength when printed on a consumer orientated printer, it's mainly down to the design of the part, and the infill method used when printing. I can't see a part printed with ABS filament using a decent honeycomb infill of 30-40% breaking, short of issues that would break the helmet it's attached and probably the noggin the helmet is resting on.

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Posted: 03/05/2015 11:22:10
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Joanne wrote:

On the other hand, some web surfing might produce a housing that could be adapted to my needs.

Joanne


Micro Pelicases with clear lids...



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Posted: 10/03/2016 18:22:02
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Thread Necromancy ALERT!:

I'm pleased to say that now I have my own 3d printer, and as such able to print parts for these lights. If anybody in the UK fancies having a go I'll happily print the parts for you!

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Posted: 17/06/2019 23:40:37
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Old thread but these printers are everywhere these days!

Here is a ready made project for anyone with access to a printer.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:537222


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Posted: 22/06/2019 13:58:31
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The battery bos is well worth it, mind you it takes about 7 hours to print!!!

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Posted: 22/06/2019 23:44:36
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I suspect any modern Delta printer with 32bit ARM boards will cut that 7hr figure down significantly.

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