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post #1 of 8 Old 05-04-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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3d Printing a Rear Hugger

Hello All,

This is mostly addressed for those who have/have access to any 3d printers.

I'd be interested in 3d printing a 2 piece rear Hugger for my 2006 Honda 599.
I say 2 piece, because I figure a one piece hugger would need to be made by a pretty big 3d printer.

I know it might not be as "durable" as a one piece mold. But if the price is 1/3rd of an OEM one, i'd be very interested.

If anybody with a 3d printer would be interested in working something out, let's start a discussion on the topic.

Hopefully there's somebody out there I shall be waiting

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Does the rear hugger from a 900 hornet fit a 600?

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I'm not a 3 printing guy, but it seems like the hardest part would be developing the CAD/ STL file to feed the 3D printer. Most of the things that I have seen come out of 3D printers also look a little rough and grainy, so it would probably require some finishing work. Probably depends on the quality of the printer. My guess for the time invested it would be cheaper to buy one.

Going to tour this place in a couple of weeks.

https://localmotors.com/

They are 3D printing cars.

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Yeah, I figured that it'd be rough but that's OK.
@marylandmike - I found on ebay for approx 170USD, you think it wouldn't turn out cheaper to 3d print?

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awesome....looking forward to reading your review of the facility.
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I'm not a 3 printing guy, but it seems like the hardest part would be developing the CAD/ STL file to feed the 3D printer. Most of the things that I have seen come out of 3D printers also look a little rough and grainy, so it would probably require some finishing work. Probably depends on the quality of the printer. My guess for the time invested it would be cheaper to buy one.

Going to tour this place in a couple of weeks.

https://localmotors.com/

They are 3D printing cars.

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Yeah, I figured that it'd be rough but that's OK.
@marylandmike - I found on ebay for approx 170USD, you think it wouldn't turn out cheaper to 3d print?
I don't think it would cost all that much to print, it would be the work to get the design into the computer to be able to tell the printer how to print it.

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Mike,
but in todays tools...we have "YUGE" 3d scanners that can capture to the smallest fraction of a tolerance the 3d shape of an object.
why could you simply take the part to a scanning facility, have them 3d scan the piece and then pay for the STL file. then take that STL file to the 3d printing place, which I'd venture to bet that the 3d printing and 3d scanning place might be an "all-in-one" inclusive.

https://youtu.be/q3SVTBrKyZk

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Mike,
but in todays tools...we have "YUGE" 3d scanners that can capture to the smallest fraction of a tolerance the 3d shape of an object.
why could you simply take the part to a scanning facility, have them 3d scan the piece and then pay for the STL file. then take that STL file to the 3d printing place, which I'd venture to bet that the 3d printing and 3d scanning place might be an "all-in-one" inclusive.

https://youtu.be/q3SVTBrKyZk
That might just twerk! If you have an one to scan and access to a scanner. Great idea.

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