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Title: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 13:31, 25 February 19
I'm sure I've seen a topic on this already, but I can't find it now.
Is there a 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases available?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: TotO on 13:56, 25 February 19
Here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC#3D_printed_case (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC#3D_printed_case)
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 14:02, 25 February 19

Thanks for the reply, but isn't that just c4CPC cases?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: TotO on 15:20, 25 February 19
Thanks for the reply, but isn't that just c4CPC cases?
You are right...  :picard:
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: rambler on 15:29, 25 February 19

Maybe this one on Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2630974 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2630974)
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 15:44, 25 February 19
nope, that's for a 32 in One
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: gerald on 17:52, 25 February 19
I'm sure I've seen a topic on this already, but I can't find it now.
Is there a 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases available?
Here : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg164439/#msg164439
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 18:28, 25 February 19
Thanks Gerald, I assume it's the CPC_shell.zip?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 18:46, 25 February 19
Great! Now... where can I get 50 or 100 pieces?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 18:47, 25 February 19

Is it time to buy my own 3D printer? :)

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 18:58, 25 February 19
Somewhere there should be a company doing that cases, I just don't know which one we should use. Any ideas?

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 19:05, 25 February 19
I did get a few C4CPC cases made before, I used a guy on eBay, I'm trying to get a price now.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: gerald on 19:20, 25 February 19
Thanks Gerald, I assume it's the CPC_shell.zip?
Yes
It contains the 2 halve stl files and the original FreeCad design
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 22:53, 25 February 19
I did get a few C4CPC cases made before, I used a guy on eBay, I'm trying to get a price now.


Let us know. If the number of cases is bigger, it may get cheaper.

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 12:00, 26 February 19
Only got a price for a one of, so far [font=]£5.91 + £1.10 postage[/font]
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: dthrone on 13:15, 26 February 19
Only got a price for a one of, so far [font=]£5.91 + £1.10 postage[/font]


Please report back on the result if you go ahead and order.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 16:32, 27 February 19
He replied "I could probably knock 20-25% off for multiples, maybe free postage"
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 21:21, 27 February 19
hmmmmmm..... 6 pound per cartridges is not really cheap....  :-X
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 22:13, 27 February 19
I don't think 3D printing is cheap, although they would be £4.43 with 25% off.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 02:22, 28 February 19
Hm..... thats 5,19 Euros.... hope the get down to 3 Euros per piece one day.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: dthrone on 02:41, 28 February 19
I don't think 3D printing is cheap, although they would be £4.43 with 25% off.


Have a look at look at my results on the thread below.  Are you being offered FDM or SLS for that price?  I'm interested in the result because if you get a good result it's a bargain and I'm in!  Sounds a bit good to be true though  :-X


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg164362/#msg164362
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 11:13, 28 February 19
I had some C4CPC cases printed by him, and they were OK, here's his details.




"Printed on a highly modified Orca 0.43 3D printer, in PLA, or ABS. I will also experiment with other materials if you have a preference for a specific material, however, I can't guarantee the quality of the part, and there would be a lead time while I'm waiting for the material to be delivered."
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: dthrone on 12:49, 28 February 19
I had some C4CPC cases printed by him, and they were OK, here's his details.




"Printed on a highly modified Orca 0.43 3D printer, in PLA, or ABS. I will also experiment with other materials if you have a preference for a specific material, however, I can't guarantee the quality of the part, and there would be a lead time while I'm waiting for the material to be delivered."


The details don't seem to be showing for some reason  :(


I've had a look, that printer is FDM so it will be interesting to see how they turn out.  If possible, can you post a picture when you receive any please?  :)
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: gerald on 18:24, 28 February 19
For FDM printer you can also use @Shining (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=922) modified version : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg163602/#msg163602
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 19:12, 28 February 19

Have a look at look at my results on the thread below.  Are you being offered FDM or SLS for that price?  I'm interested in the result because if you get a good result it's a bargain and I'm in!  Sounds a bit good to be true though  :-X


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg164362/#msg164362 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg164362/#msg164362)

Well, I uploaded the files form CPC_shell.zip, but the gave an error, so I couldn't get a price/quote.

Any idea what went wrong?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 19:46, 28 February 19
did the zip open?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 19:48, 28 February 19

It opens for me, and I can view the images.  Maybe try downloading again?

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 11:56, 01 March 19
did the zip open?


Yes it contains...



Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 13:11, 01 March 19
I'm opening in Windows 10 3D Print, I've just noticed that it comes up with an estimated cost of £11.05 for each half.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: tjohnson on 17:01, 01 March 19
Holy smokes that's alot of money
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 14:55, 13 March 19
what do you think?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 14:57, 13 March 19
Sorry, not sure if I can add more than 1 photo in one go.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 14:57, 13 March 19
Sorry, not sure if I can add more than 1 photo in one go.
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: dthrone on 15:13, 13 March 19
Thanks for the pics!  :) 


Have you tried clipping the two halves together yet?  Are the clips formed well enough to work?
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 15:19, 13 March 19
They really look well. How is the stability?

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 17:33, 13 March 19
Thanks for the pics!  :) 


Have you tried clipping the two halves together yet?  Are the clips formed well enough to work?


Yes, they're not bad for clipping together.

Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: Overkill on 17:35, 13 March 19
They really look well. How is the stability?



"stability"? well it stayed stood-up while I took a picture of it lol :D, sorry, I assume "stability" is something to do with printing? I didn't print this, I got it printed for me :)
Title: Re: 3D Printer file for GX4000/Plus cartridge cases?
Post by: GUNHED on 18:08, 13 March 19
Haha, ok. Anyway they look great.  :)