Teenage Engineering Make CAD Files Available to 3D Print Replacement Parts


Teenage Engineering
not only make one of the sexiest synthesizers but also get the prize for being the first electronics company to offer their replacement parts as downloadable 3D Printed files.

Sexy Synthesizers love 3D Printing

This is the first company that I have seen so far that offer replacement parts to be 3D Printed by their consumers.  This is an incredibly smart move as it takes away the need for them to warehouse and distribute replacement parts.  It also means that their fans have an opportunity to modify and customize aspects of their synthesizers.

We work hard to make our OP-1 users happy with free OS updates and added functionality. But sometimes we fail. As some have noted, the shipping cost of the OP-1 accessories is very high. This is because we can’t find a good delivery service for small items. Meanwhile, we have decided to put all CAD files of the parts in our library section for you to download. The files are provided in both STEP and STL format. Just download the files and 3D print as many as you want. Next fail is the OP-1 manual update. We are almost there…we promise it will be ready sometime next week. Thank you all for your patience, we promise to work even harder in the future to make you happy.

Teenage OP-1 “fail” Team

The parts are now available on Shapeways if you need to 3D Print replacement parts for your OP-1 synthesizer. 

Teenage Engineering 3D Print Replacement Parts Shapeways

Teenage Engineering, we LOVE you…. 

8 comments

  1. Thijs

    I don’t have an OP-1, but I’m curious as to how well the parts fit. Let us know if you try this!

  2. Plasmator

    The 3D printing aspect of this is sweet, but more than that – thanks for sharing this amazing example of industrial design with us! That synth is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Shapeways Blog

    Pretty Graffiti has designed a 3D Printed Stand for the OP-1 Synthesizer to raise it up and put it on the perfect angle for performance. Earlier this year the designers of the OP-1, Teenage Engineering released the 3D files for accessories

  4. CADCenter

    To be honest I do not agree with the fact that you have to pay to download the models. After all, isn’t that part of their service?

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