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C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« on: 13:08, 16 January 16 »
After few test, I've finally released the "official" C4CPC cartridge design.
For those willing to modify it, I've included the original sketchup file with the stl one.
For those only willing to print it, I've made it available on :
- Sculpteo.com : where I've printed all 3 prototypes (32.39/22.67 euro + shipping)
- Shapeways.com : Where I've printed the last prototype  (27.53/20.64 + shipping)

It's also available on All3DP where you have a selection of manufacturer (Sculpteo, Shapeways, i.materialise.

I would recommend Sculpteo for French buyer (the shipping cost will make the overall price cheaper), Shapeways for others, however you may try both and check by yourself.



EDIT : do not forget to select the slow delivery option to get the lowest price. You can also select the cartridge colour.
« Last Edit: 14:17, 10 April 16 by gerald »

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Re: C4C4C 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #1 on: 13:39, 16 January 16 »
Great work, as usual!  8)
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #2 on: 14:55, 16 January 16 »
Nice!  Got mine on order  :)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #3 on: 15:28, 16 January 16 »
Just perfect! :D

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #4 on: 15:58, 16 January 16 »
Great work !


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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #5 on: 16:12, 16 January 16 »
Thank you Gerald!

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #6 on: 16:30, 16 January 16 »
Picture :
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Left : Shapeways in white
Middle and right : Sculpteo in black (original card design) and white



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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #7 on: 16:43, 16 January 16 »
Merci gerald. I'm happy I waited until now.

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #8 on: 19:34, 16 January 16 »
I'm not happy I didn't wait, this looks really lovely :D

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #9 on: 20:33, 16 January 16 »
Thanks a lot Gerald, I will try the design at an spanish 3D printing site and comment the results here
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #10 on: 21:19, 16 January 16 »
Thanks a lot Gerald, I will try the design at an spanish 3D printing site and comment the results here
Tell us, and do not hesitate to share a link so Spanish users can save on shipping  ;)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #11 on: 00:05, 17 January 16 »
Done at Amstrad.es forum

Here is the link, but I have to wait a week to receive and evaluate the pieces.
http://www.phygora.com/modelo/c4cpc-carcasa
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #12 on: 01:00, 17 January 16 »
... I just receive the old version this day... :(

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #13 on: 11:43, 17 January 16 »
Done at Amstrad.es forum

Here is the link, but I have to wait a week to receive and evaluate the pieces.
http://www.phygora.com/modelo/c4cpc-carcasa
Do you know which method is used for printing.
I see they are offering very low prices for the 2 first material, but I guess it's FDM. I am not sure the model is suitable for this, mainly the C4CPC logo and the clips.
The Polyamide process is slightly  more expensive than Sculpteo/Shapeways but this one could be SLS as the link I've posted.

Which material did you select ?

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #14 on: 15:43, 17 January 16 »
I have selected ABS as Lego pieces :D

Well, maybe Lego should be the ABS premium option... But as this is a test, I will see and comment when I have the pieces.  :)
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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #15 on: 13:48, 18 January 16 »
Picture :
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Left : Shapeways in white
Middle and right : Sculpteo in black (original card design) and white

excellent work !
the white one on the picture is brut(matte) or polished ?
Because i'm looking for a color who will match the grey keys on keyboard or the color of the grey gotek plastic .. ;D it is hard to see if it's the good one..
maybe i will take it in pink lol  8)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #16 on: 14:46, 18 January 16 »
excellent work !
the white one on the picture is brut(matte) or polished ?
Because i'm looking for a color who will match the grey keys on keyboard or the color of the grey gotek plastic .. ;D it is hard to see if it's the good one..
maybe i will take it in pink lol  8)
None are polished

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #17 on: 19:55, 18 January 16 »
I'd like one of these, but not sure which one as the photo on the site doesn't really do it justice. 

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #18 on: 21:28, 18 January 16 »
I'd like one of these, but not sure which one as the photo on the site doesn't really do it justice.
I cannot really help, as I did not print the whole colour set !
The main issue, is that none of the proposed colour match the Plus range.
I can only say that the white is really white, and the black should be a bit darker (a polished finish may help)

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #19 on: 22:53, 18 January 16 »
I think that some day I'll order a yellow case for the C4CPC  ;D

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #20 on: 23:30, 18 January 16 »
I'd like one of these, but not sure which one as the photo on the site doesn't really do it justice.
Yes it's not easy to choose the right color ! like Gerald said i think the grey is darker than the grey color on the plus, the white is too white or maybe you have a very whitey plus ! (lucky) ... mine is grey light or something..  :'(   the only color and even this one is too shiny is the pink on the amstrad logo..

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #21 on: 23:38, 18 January 16 »

I think that some day I'll order a yellow case for the C4CPC  ;D
You could get a special one in frantically flickering speedloader bars to also endure what we have to...  ;)
« Last Edit: 01:05, 23 January 16 by OCT »

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #22 on: 23:50, 18 January 16 »
If you want to experiment, just try to dye it yourself.  ;D
All the coloured ones are made from the white one + dyebath.
The material is just polyamid/nylon
Once you have the right recipe for yellowed plus, just share it  :laugh:

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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #23 on: 20:15, 19 January 16 »
I printed cartdridge at firm 3D Phoenix. Material: white ABS. Quality is not the worst. The cost of printing one set amounted to 184,50 PLN (~ 41.46 EUR).
Thanks a lot gerald :)


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Re: C4CPC 3D printed cartridge
« Reply #24 on: 23:08, 19 January 16 »
I printed cartdridge at firm 3D Phoenix. Material: white ABS. Quality is not the worst. The cost of printing one set amounted to 184,50 PLN (~ 41.46 EUR).
Thanks a lot gerald :)


Uhh, isn't that one's quality a bit below the line, compared to Gerald's shared pics? Looking to the engraved C4CPC logo etc...


Guys, what is the best service to order a 3d print online? I asked to some local services in Istanbul and they gave me quotes around 30 Eur. I find this price a bit astronomical. What do you think?