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I made a phone case [message #67422] Fri, 03 May 2013 23:52 UTC Go to next message
avatar NormL  is currently offline NormL
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I know, I know, kind of ordinary, but, I wanted one. I modeled up my Samsung Galaxy S3 a couple of weeks back, then modeled some tire tread and then an Atom logo and sent it in. I like it! I did blow the location of one of the buttons, but, it is still close enough. Fits like a glove, tight and snug. My big issue is now my wife wants one for her phone ... of course not an Atom either Laughing

http://www.imgtree.net/files/rnpyjzw6sx1ftice0ymo.jpg
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The balance of the colors on the photo's makes it look much lighter than it is. It is tire rubber grey and is very uniform in color. Maybe if I knew what I was doing with a camera, well at least these pictures have very little thumb in them.
Re: I made a phone case [message #67440 is a reply to message #67422 ] Sat, 04 May 2013 15:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice work!

What material is it?
Re: I made a phone case [message #67443 is a reply to message #67440 ] Sat, 04 May 2013 16:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Black WSF
Re: I made a phone case [message #67458 is a reply to message #67443 ] Sun, 05 May 2013 02:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is really cool. I have been thinking of making a case for my iPhone and never got around to doing it. Did you seal it? I would defiantly hit it with a coat or two of lacquer or it's going to get dirty.
Re: I made a phone case [message #67460 is a reply to message #67458 ] Sun, 05 May 2013 03:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No I didn't. Just thought of it earlier today. thanks for the reminder!
Re: I made a phone case [message #67466 is a reply to message #67458 ] Sun, 05 May 2013 07:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

The balance of the colors on the photo's makes it look much lighter than it is. It is tire rubber grey and is very uniform in color.


Thx for the info. I know you said this (above) but it almost looks like alumide, and I thought that would be too brittle. But if it was alumide and that worked, then that would be useful for me...but it's not.

[Updated on: Sun, 05 May 2013 07:52 UTC]

Re: I made a phone case [message #67490 is a reply to message #67466 ] Sun, 05 May 2013 16:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You think Alumide would be too brittle? I have only printed once with it and you may have to go just a bit thicker, but, I would think it is do'able. Obviously, I do not need to properties of Alumide here, but, if I needed a high heat phone case I would try it.
Re: I made a phone case [message #67524 is a reply to message #67422 ] Mon, 06 May 2013 12:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alumide is much stiffer, and thus more brittle.

Great job on the case!


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Re: I made a phone case [message #67537 is a reply to message #67524 ] Mon, 06 May 2013 15:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your points are well taken, but, I still think if we didn't have the variants of WSF, we would be using Alumide. Yes I know it is WSF based.

I tried a different direction over the weekend. Not as pleased with it ... I didn't model the sipes in the tread blocks and maybe I should have. Then if I model them do I do that as 0.5mm slits or do I model the walls and the floors, ... decisions

http://www.imgtree.net/files/gt9mi2s8jb86nc5prrhj.jpg
http://www.imgtree.net/files/jfkr10l5rg6bsfosm9ao.jpg

The Touareg in gray has to do with how I raised the photo and it is very hard to change the color now, at least in Inventor.

[Updated on: Mon, 06 May 2013 15:58 UTC]

Re: I made a phone case [message #68943 is a reply to message #67537 ] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I got the Treg case today and it is better than the Atom one. I really like it.

and yes I did seal it this time..

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Re: I made a phone case [message #68973 is a reply to message #67422 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 12:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow that does look really good! I'd like to see it in the new flex material. See how well it takes black dye.


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Re: I made a phone case [message #68985 is a reply to message #68973 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 14:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Michael! Placing and backing all of those sipes was painful. I really like how the raised picture did not lose much detail either
Re: I made a phone case [message #69116 is a reply to message #67422 ] Mon, 03 June 2013 16:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What allowance did you have to make for shrinkage, or did it print as modeled?


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Re: I made a phone case [message #69149 is a reply to message #69116 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 01:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is the question isn't it. If you look at the model that Shapeways made for the iPhone 5 and made for download it is right on the design dimensions. http://www.shapeways.com/model/713686/downloadable-iphone-5- bumper-9-25-12.html?li=productBox-search It leaves no room for printer error. That error for WSF is 0.15mm +/-. I just could not design something that tight, that in my mind would fit slightly better than 50% of the time. I know it is flexible, but, 100% does not seem possible to me, especially with a fully backed case. I offset the printer error amount and came back in with contact domes of that same height placed many times within the print. It did make two very nicely fitting cases so far. We will see as I test more.
Re: I made a phone case [message #69159 is a reply to message #67422 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 11:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks. Haven't tried making anything yet that needed tight spec's. I don't see how people can do it knowing that on each print there could be a slight difference in size... On the other hand, if printing shrinkage is CONSISTENT each time I suppose I could live with making test prints first.

Can anyone out there CONFIRM consistency in printing shrinkage (using same material each time, of course) ?


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Re: I made a phone case [message #69167 is a reply to message #69159 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 13:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Even if the difference between the model dimensions and the print are consistent (is there always shrinkage? Is the print ever bigger?) you can still get warping, and if your print is polished the effects of polishing are far from uniform. Let's not even start on orientation and which printer you get (not all printers at SW are created equal!).

Trial and error is the order of the day, but without printing loads of copies how can you ever be sure what is the norm and what is the outlier?
Re: I made a phone case [message #69188 is a reply to message #69167 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 18:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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AmLachDesigns wrote on Tue, 04 June 2013 13:57

Trial and error is the order of the day, but without printing loads of copies how can you ever be sure what is the norm and what is the outlier?


Yes, well I was hoping that someone would have been through all that and could provide an answer Smile


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Re: I made a phone case [message #69198 is a reply to message #69188 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 21:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well perhaps Shapeways could/should tell us ...

They have the machines (for at least some of the materials), they control the orientation and polishing machines, and they have access to a very large number of prints and the models they came from.

Just a thought.

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Re: I made a phone case [message #69200 is a reply to message #69198 ] Tue, 04 June 2013 21:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is a great thought
Re: I made a phone case [message #69238 is a reply to message #67422 ] Wed, 05 June 2013 15:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'll bring this up in the community team. We are looking to do new video's upgrade tutorials and FAQ.


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Re: I made a phone case [message #69513 is a reply to message #69238 ] Sun, 09 June 2013 22:31 UTC Go to previous message
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Got my Samsung Galaxy S4 case and it fits like a glove! Well I do have to move the speaker hole slightly and I did not realize that I needed a hole for the TV remote

http://www.imgtree.net/files/ap603zx5iir7urffkkxi.jpg
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