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anybody on here 3D printing?

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if so i need a small part made. trying to do something clever with the dash lights on the sportster.
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found somebody on reddit. just checking if somebody on here was into it.
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Hi ronnie.
Yes I have a 3D printer. I've only just scratched the surface. I'm not a draftsman but can do a little Tinkercad to render a NC file that will print. One rule for designs that will print via filament. Avoid printing anything that has over hang in free space. However this can be gotten around by printing supports that get removed after the print job or by changing the start of print orientation. I'm new at the game but have printed quite a few items.
If you already have a printable file or one that can be run through a slicer I would be willing to give it a go. But it's been over 1 yr since I've played with it.
PM or email me I will be most happy to lend a hand.
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My gift to myself to get through Covid was a 3d printer so this is what I've been doing for the past couple of years. Printing a lot of plastic craptastic. Some of it is functional.
Printing TPU is tough and slow because it's flexible. It's also pretty much inert to gasoline so gaskets are practical in places that don't see a ton of heat because they would get soft and squishy (up to about 275°F).
Side covers. I tried modeling up the left side cover but it really needs to be 3d scanned (to many compound curves). It's also too big for the bed of my printer so it would need to be printed in sections and glued together.
Todays project is rain bonnets to replace the dixie cups I was carrying around. I'm hoping they will get me another $5 trophy.

If anyone has questions in regards to 3d printing you can drop me an email. I just drop by here once in a while to check out the Bike of the Month and to see if the Rat got off the cooler yet so I could get a beer.
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and to see if the Rat got off the cooler yet so I could get a beer.

Good luck with that!!!!
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Those are pretty Greg1,

Beer cooler in my shop, Brother RAT locked away up north, so it's open. I was down your way last month, Destin for a wedding. I know, close but not that close...
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Hint ... I get off the cooler twice a day to pee ... you'll have to figure out the schedule and get across the border ... but for a man of your talents that should be doable ...

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:-) I can't seem to wrap my head around 3D printing .. you are all way ahead of this old codger ....
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Rambler wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:53 pm :-) Randolph, Maine
We were neighbors a few decades back. I lived in Litchfield in 83 for a year before moving into Base housing at Brunswick.
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We were neighbors a few decades back. I lived in Litchfield in 83 for a year before moving into Base housing at Brunswick.
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Alas, in 83 I was stationed in Boston. Back to Maine in 87.
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