Figgie's build: Project Rodknox

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Finally got the printer dialed in. This is almost like the 7M. Lol. The issue with the stair stepping was that the stepper motors did not have enough current going to them so they would miss a step. Had to adjust driver voltage upwards and that fixed the staggered layer issue.

Here is the finished product

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Nice and true. Test fit time.
 

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This is the adapter for the electric booster right.
 

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Those with the 3d printer should consider printing things such as little plastic pieces which break over time. I currently need the locking mechanism for ashtray in the center console next to the shifter. Do PM me if you guys can make me one or a few.
 

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@Abe's 1987 's

It is not that straight forward. That little piece would need to be reversed engineer, put into a CAD software, printed, tested and then material finalized for large quantity production.
Isn't there any scanning system that can upload the design into the CAD program?
 

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Some have laser systems for cmm but those are not cheap.
The place I used to work at had a metal 3d printer which I used to design and run parts on. It was very nice when I wanted to make myself something.
 

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Some have laser systems for cmm but those are not cheap.
The place I used to work at had a metal 3d printer which I used to design and run parts on. It was very nice when I wanted to make myself something.
Yeah, the 3d scanners that are are good cost a pretty penny.

3d printers that print metal are all laser based and then the 3d printed parts require heat treating afterwards.

Those printers start at 10k for tiny volumes. Add furnaces etc and business needs to have 20k in capital and the electrical power requirements are not home friendly.
 

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I think the machine itself was about 150k not counting installation.
Forgot to mention it would only make parts that could fit on a 4" disc build platform haha.
 
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ok, this is so intresting. So the tesla studs are an exact pitch thread match.

The pin that is used to connect the MKIII Supra Master brake cylinder to brake pedal fits loosely on the pedal. I can see that being sloppy on the pedal.

With that said, it fits the same exact way in the tesla iBooster rod sleeve. :eek:

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