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The first 3D Printed iPhone 5 Bumper designed to account for differences in outside temperatures that can make other 3D printed bumpers looser and tighter.HeatLock is designed to be too small for your iPhone 5, which may sound strange, but is actually a revolutionary concept. As the bumper gets hotter, the plastic nylon it is made out of will expand, causing the bumper to get bigger. If the bumper starts too small for the phone, you could heat it up enough to get the case on, then as it cools it will fit perfectly.
Prototyping is complete! Model will fit very snug on an iPhone 5 after heating!
Using your bumper:
1. Unpack from box
2. Heat corners of bumper
3. Stretch onto iPhone
4. Keep heating and stretching until bumper fits
To undo case, reverse process. iPhone will not be damaged by added heat; however, Shapeways nor SolidWorks Tech Designs assumes responsibility for any damage done to your iPhone.
Heat Resistance Guide for Materials :
White Strong and Flexible or Colored : 176 Degrees F
White or Black Detail : 118.4 Degrees F
Frosted Plastics : 176 Degrees F
10/14/2012 : Model complete. Anylasis inside SolidWorks with an iPhone 5 model confirms all sides overlap iPhone by about 1/30th of its width and height. Holes should align after heating and cooling. Model uploaded.
10/24/12: Model recieved, inaccuracies corrected. Overall size increases and hole location changes. Overall width increased. Ordered another prototype to test new changes.
11/13/12: 2nd Version received. Model is correct and will now work with a slight heat. Model price increased- no longer in prototype.
Please order this case if you are slightly interested and let me know how it turns out! Feel free to DM any messages or questions you may have about design. Stay tuned for future updates!
This iPhone 5 dock combines the perfect blend price and design while remaining a functional and effective dock. Simply string your new Lightning cable through the hole in the back and plug in your iPhone. From there, relax as your sounds are projected through the specially designed WaveGuide. This dock will go best with the Alumide construction but will also work with any of the plastics. Enjoy!
After some preliminary views of the WaveGuide and some trial and error, we have found the plastic to be very thin and in some spots "flimsy." To improve or cancel this flismy or lightweight feel we have tested hot glue inside the shelled parts of the dock and found that hot glue will NOT melt the plastic meaning it is 100% SAFE to use as a filer material (only on the strong and flexible plastics; or any other materials with a heat capacity of 172 D). If you want your dock to have a little extra weight, just squirt some hot glue around the Lightning Port hole and allow to cool. This process will make the dock seem more sturdy and resilient.
10/12/12: Prototype has been shipped and will arrive in the mail shortly at which point I will test for functionallity of the Lightning Cable port .
10/17/12: Prototype received. Error with hole size and depth on front half, will redesign and product should be good to go. Purchasing will be unavailable until product redesign is complete.
10/17/2012: File updated. Added a smaller Lighting Port, larger WaveGuide, reduced volume to compensate for added thicknesses and to add strength, added underside wire clip, improved Lightnig Port underside cutout.
Got the iPhone 4 or 4S? Check this out: WaveGuide (an iPhone 4/4S Dock)
This iPhone 4/4S dock combines the perfect blend price and design while remaining a functional and effective dock. Simply string your charging cable through the hole in the bottom, plug in your iPhone, and slide the cord through the cable holding holes. This cable should be held firmly in place. From there, relax as your sounds are projected through the specially designed WaveGuide. This dock will go best with the Alumide construction but will also work with any of the plastics. Enjoy!
10/12/12: Product has been tested with Alumide printing. This dock will hold your charging cable firmly in place so that you can remove your iDevice and place it on the dock without the cable falling out.
Got the new iPhone 5? Check this out: WaveGuide (an iPhone 5 Dock)
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