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SII 'Hockey Sticks' and 3D printing?

Discussion in 'General SAOCA Discussions' started by Alpine 1789, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    I use MakerGear M2 printers, and they are one of the best on the market for PLA, ABS, and Nylon printing. They use filament but produce a very nice product.

    Metal printers are horrendously expensive and way out of my market, but yes, that is an alternative.
  2. DanR

    DanR SAOCA Treasurer Diamond Level Sponsor

    My Guy (CenterLine Eng) uses carbon fibre for the parts he makes for me.

    Just picked up another trial run of the fender vent (similar to the Tiger) that I am trying to develop. The product is carbon fibre and the finish is very smooth. Phil (Owner) says it can be painted but not powder coated.

    The finish will vary apparently depending upon the position of printing (?). I noticed the Bonnet Release Knobs are a slight bit different (less smooth) than the Vents.

    Also He says that they can embed metal such as studs or nuts for fasteners.
  3. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    Jerry Hill here in California has reproduced them About $70/set!
    I just talked with him and he said that he still has many sets.
    Made from Aluminum billet. He does not remember how many of each finish he has left, but he did have some
    polished, anodized black and possibly chromed
    You can e-mail him "Jerry@Steadimoves.com"

    puff4 likes this.
  4. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    Not a good picture, but this is one of Jerry's. They are very high quality and look great, I picked up mine when he first built them.
  5. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Chrome billet looks nice. From my experience you can 3D print them in black plastics but you never achieve a smooth satin surface as the originals. Of course if you grind them down and apply paint the may get acceptable...
  6. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Has anyone considered fabricating them from fiberglass? I would think that some sheet fiberglass could be shaped and formed using woodworking techniques to get really close to the original device. Sanding out to something really smooth and spray paint should get you good results.
  7. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    Like all plastics, they would eventually crack/brake And they are already have been manufactured!
  8. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    Why not just buy the high quality ones Jerry already built?
  9. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Donation Time

    Is it possible to 3D print rubber? I am thinking of the rubber mats.
  10. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    It is possible, but the quality may not be what you want, and also a printer of that size would be quite costly.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  11. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Thus my suggestion for fiberglass.
  12. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    Why reinvent the wheel?? Fantastic repos have been made
  13. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Actually metal repros have been made...per the photos which is a step up for longevity
  14. 65beam

    65beam Platinum Level Sponsor

    There could be several owners that would like to have a decent set but due to life getting in the way they may not be able to spend the amount for the metal replacements. What material could be used to lower cost and still have a quality product that looks the same as originals?
  15. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    Who will R&D for free when fantastic ones are already made?

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