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Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58612] Fri, 14 December 2012 14:52 UTC Go to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi,

damned, I've bought the wrong wiper blade for my car ...
Thanks to 3D printing, I was able to build an adapter. Actually it was cheaper to print it via Shapeways than buying a new wiper blade!
Now I can use a windshield wiper which was designed for the newer model of my car.
I've used the nice "coral red" which looks really cool now! The "strong&flexible" material works great and it fits perfect. Smile

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_773813_707674_1355494644.jpg
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_773813_707665_1355494603.jpg
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_773813_707664_1355494592.jpg


Michael Mueller
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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58631 is a reply to message #58612 ] Fri, 14 December 2012 20:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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That is so cool!
Shocked

Smart idea!


Kind regards,

Mitchell Jetten
Customer Service Coordinator
Shapeways
Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58680 is a reply to message #58631 ] Sun, 16 December 2012 09:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Thank you Mitchell!


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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58730 is a reply to message #58680 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 10:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Cheaper to print than getting a new wiper? That's an amazing story, thanks for sharing!


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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58737 is a reply to message #58612 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 12:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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Great work, this is the perfect use for 3D printing. Get those hard-to-get parts, make them yourself (via Shapeways, of course).

Michael, it would be interesting to see how this stands up to the daily stresses of a typical wiper - the adapters packaged with most third-party blades are usually of a dense plastic or ABS like material.


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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #58757 is a reply to message #58737 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 19:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Thanks guys!
I hope it's robust enough, even at freezing temperatures.

Michael


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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #61451 is a reply to message #58757 ] Wed, 06 February 2013 12:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey Michael,

did you remove the model? I'm curious how it went!

Cheers,

Bart


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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #61456 is a reply to message #61451 ] Wed, 06 February 2013 12:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi Bart,

you are right, thanks for asking!
The adapter was stable enough but it nees to be modified a little. Right now the mounting angle is not perfect. Cause of this it makes some noise when it wipes.
I'm not sure if I put it back in the shop cause I like to focus on jewelry.

Michael


Michael Mueller
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Re: Car Wiper Blade Adapter [message #61462 is a reply to message #61456 ] Wed, 06 February 2013 14:04 UTC Go to previous message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi,

now the adapter is "visible" again. I also enabled the download function
... so if someone is interested in it, feel free to use or enhance the 3d model.
I'll remove it from the shop in a week.

Cheers!
Michael


Michael Mueller
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