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    Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    Just wondered if anyone did 3D printing and could make a few of these?

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    I dont know what is included in the download file but im hoping to try get a few single switches to test out.

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    You would be better to use one of the many companies that offer 3D printing mate. They use state of the art machines and you can be assured of a quality job.
    Relatively expensive for one off jobs but if you require more then it is cost effective.

    I believe you just send them the file and they come back with a price. Those switches look a fairly simple construction. I never looked beyond the pictures, do they use contacts harvested from readily available cheap switches?

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    Oh is there such a service? Had no idea lol

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    used to be a 3d printing shop on my road, didnt last long reckon made no money

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    I've just downloaded the files. They seem easy to print.

    The slicer says it should take around 18m of filament at a cost of around 80p and around 4 hours to print (on my printer anyways).

    Unfortunately there is a lost of support material needed (which is waste) because of the way they need to be printed.

    For the sake of durability and longevity I would use ABS plastic, or something similar, PLA is biodegradable and although is much easier to print than ABS, it doesn't last as long and is not as hard wearing.

    I don't use ABS myself and the only filaments I have at the moment are very bright flurescent colours (orange, green and red)

    The designer says he is going to be putting them on ebay soon, but I bet the chinese beat him to it as anything on thingyverse is fair game.

    Shapedo is a site where people do 3dprinting jobs, so is alldp and shapeways. These may already be on there.

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    I haven't a clue about 3d printing always interested me but thought the cost would be too high... Bloody my ink jet cost me a bomb for years until I got a laser jet lol

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    I'm the designer of the switch cover and am astounded by the interest they've got!

    The ebay thing hasn't happened yet as I need stock, people keep contacting me via thingiverse and ordering them so I never have any stock!

    Happy to deal direct via thingiverse, I can produce various depths, cater for double switches, etc. If you measurements don't match any I have I can customise it for your needs. I'm about to send out my 90th cover with zero complaints.

    I include the magnets, longer screws, and blanking plugs to cover the screws.

    Contact via thingiverse is my preferred method so I'm not juggling multiple accounts!

    Regards,

    Chris

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...


    Quote Originally Posted by cgcrute View Post
    I'm the designer of the switch cover and am astounded by the interest they've got!

    The ebay thing hasn't happened yet as I need stock, people keep contacting me via thingiverse and ordering them so I never have any stock!

    Happy to deal direct via thingiverse, I can produce various depths, cater for double switches, etc. If you measurements don't match any I have I can customise it for your needs. I'm about to send out my 90th cover with zero complaints.

    I include the magnets, longer screws, and blanking plugs to cover the screws.

    Contact via thingiverse is my preferred method so I'm not juggling multiple accounts!

    Regards,

    Chris
    Ey up mate noticed your new on here. Will definitely be in touch, have a few idea maybe to support a double Dimmer switch on a 4gang light switch.



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