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My buddy at work printed the left side big cover last night. Gotta get the air box off and see if this thing fits ok and what other mods I need to make to the 3D models. I have a feeling this is going to be an iterative process
 

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What is the density of this print and will the material withstand extreme temperatures for prolonged periods? I made mention in my VIBA thread that its poor construction is more than likely the cause of distress. Is it possible for the design for a detachable OBD slot/cover?
 

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If you are printing your own then the longevity is a moot point at the end of the day.

Another question especially for those with the airbox removed cover fitted - Is 'plastic' the preferred material or just plastic as it's the easiest to have printed? Having a side job loaded into an SLS print job is much cheaper than it used to be and a nice choice of different metals these days?
 

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How do you solve bends? Print is flat.
 
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If you are printing your own then the longevity is a moot point at the end of the day.

Another question especially for those with the airbox removed cover fitted - Is 'plastic' the preferred material or just plastic as it's the easiest to have printed? Having a side job loaded into an SLS print job is much cheaper than it used to be and a nice choice of different metals these days?

I neither own a 3D printer nor find a product that deteriorates after a short period to be worth investing in, regardless if you own a 3D printer or not. I'm just assuming almost all 3D products are for hobbyists and not seriously meant for consumer production outside of transferring to a CNC.
 

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I neither own a 3D printer nor find a product that deteriorates after a short period to be worth investing in, regardless if you own a 3D printer or not. I'm just assuming almost all 3D products are for hobbyists and not seriously meant for consumer production outside of transferring to a CNC.
Kind of, hobby and professional are a whole different ball game.

Most countries Aviation authorities and motoring departments have passed many parts to be 3D printed most usually engine components.

Generally the PLA 3D printers you have at home are just a hobby machine, once however you start looking at the high end 3D printers, you are looking at using materials like titanium to build parts down to thousandth's of an inch tolerances. The difference between entry level and high end printers are a large box on your table in the kitchen and a small building with a power station attached.
 

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How do you solve bends? Print is flat.
Yeah I don't have fancy cad software that can do the bends easily so I was going to heat it and bend it since its PLA.

To all the other jokers shitting on the idea of building this on a at home 3D printer, you guys can go buy the $200 one or build your own.

This is a attempt to give something to the forum that people can use for free if they want.
 

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Have you thought of using a 3D printing firm? There are loads of people doing it now and for a one off job it should be a way of getting higher spec components without breaking the bank.
 

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Put my pod filters on last night and test fitted the 2 main cover pieces. The right side cover needed some sanding to get it to fit correctly and I underestimated how wobbly the PLA would get when heated with my torch. I'm going to try and make the bends in the modeling program and see hot it turns out. The left side cover fits without issue once I got all the wiring moved around to sit low enough in the box.

Thinking of changing the cover to snap on to the frame rail rather than the bracket GBN created.
 

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I thought I would stick this here for reference.

The right side one was the most fiddly for me as well.

The other thing I would recommend, if you haven't already done it, is a second bend, on mine the chain would hit the cover over bumps and I suspect that it would have eventually destroyed the cover.

Hope this helps.
 

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Updated Models to have hole, bends and made new models for brackets. I have not printed or fitted these yet so I take no accountability for how they go together or function.

Left side bracket 1:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FghwIfdGUBnP43EiPLjq0RPEU5RQFmtT

Left side bracket 2:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wsat9VhnQVkMecNZhcu29SbRVOZWgg02

Left side cover:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FbRG34Uu4d8oXwF0yFT3kn8cY03F7CLQ

Right side bracket 1:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a6g_j6UF2Purki8Woq153l_rdUe-BIIK

Right side bracket 2:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19BbGo4pJldVfRewriqtZISvcn05gRu73

Right side cover:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19e3aMiXwlFbJe0P1kwGtmeJhYMGv2Xby
 

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Nope, I'm waiting on my buddy to print everything for me...
 
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