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Best Answer phillrulz , 15 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

Printed in black with glow in dark white embossed and rim. Pleasantly pleased with it. 

 

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#1 phillrulz

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:48 PM

Hi guys, just thought is show a quick 10 minute idea. I installed a quick release boss for my mini in the process my old steering center boss no longer fits, so i thought id print myself one.

 

 

Existing wheel

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Bezel ive made.

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In the slicer software, yes... it will take 3 hours to convert from a digital design to the physical bezel. 

 

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Just a quick design its better looking than the horn pickup connections...

 

I feel like im going to print it black with the MINI in white glow in the dark inset. 

 

 

Setup :

 

  • Software - CAD - FreeCAD 0.16
  • Software - Slicer - Cura V2.1.3
  • 3D Printer - Prusa i3 Hephestos v1
  • Plastic - bq Black 1.75mm PLA  , 3DP glow in dark  1.75mm PLA 

 

 

 

 

Ill look at printing it in the near future. 



#2 Vinay-RS

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:02 PM

Very nice! Please share a picture once it's fitted. 



#3 phillrulz

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

Finally got round to clearing the dust off the printer. 

 

Initial print in green as i dont have a huge amount of black if it fails. 

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:37 PM

Test bezel printed it VERKKKKKS

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:14 PM   Best Answer

Printed in black with glow in dark white embossed and rim. Pleasantly pleased with it. 

 

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#6 Itsaminithing

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:43 PM

When you started this post it seemed to be an overly complex way to make a very boring centre boss.... NOW i've seen the finished product can you make me a set of wheel centre badges  :gimme: 



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

When you started this post it seemed to be an overly complex way to make a very boring centre boss.... NOW i've seen the finished product can you make me a set of wheel centre badges  :gimme:

 

Hmm never thought of that. My next thing is to print a new smith two clock instrument case like this. Or atleast a means of re attatching it to my mini as over the years mine has become brittle and broken meaning the screws dont quite hold it in. 

 

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