Stephen Faulkner

macnutz

Based in New Zealand I repair Bugaboo strollers no longer under warranty using 3D printed parts. Google Bugaboo Repair Guy to find me.

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Bugaboo Bee 2007-2009 outer/forward Hood Clamp (R)
macnutz Each part is individually made and there can be an issue that one print the orientation in the printer is one variable that could cause problem but as mentioned before this is the first reported failure of that clamp end. The plastic used is Nylon12 and the laser sintering process makes for a grainy feel but is certainly not a foam. Shapeways are bringing exciting new plastics online that will give a more original gloss look but currently cost over 3 times the price of the Nylon 12. As with all technology this will come down in time.
macnutz Hi eleni621 I have sold 100's of these clamps and that is the first I've seen fail like that. My guess you tried to push both sides over at the same time. You have to keep one side deep in one notch as you work the other side over a notch at a time. The wire hole can be fouled with residual powder etc from the print process you just need to clear it out with a 4.2mm drill. Spraying the part with silicone spray makes it glossier and easier to work. Happy to send you another clamp at my cost. Contact me
macnutz Yes I have both sides for sale in this Shapeways Shop I also have them as a set that saves you some money over buying the two separately. Bugaboo denote Left and Right from the front of the stroller with the seat in the facing forward position. This means the left clamp will always be on your child's right side as they sit in the seat.
Check out this cool product! - http://shpws.me/Ozc7 Donkey / Buffalo Brake position stop.
macnutz commented on Bugaboo Gen 3 Disk(R) by macnutz
May 20, 2017
Bugaboo Gen 3 Disk(R)
macnutz I have now made a special stainless steel only file with the pins reduced to 3.8mm from the plastic versions 4.0mm.
macnutz @whattis Question did you get the disk pins machined down or just enlarge the pin holes of the aluminium locking pins?
macnutz @whattisHi whattis Yes the plastic ones work fine I've sold 100's of them and quite a few of the stainless steel ones too, but you are the second person to have an issue with the stainless steel copy of this print file. There is a wider tolerance range for this process so I'll look at making a new "stainless steel" file of this print with thiner pins. I do not want to take anything off the plastic version as it needs all the strength it can get.
Check out this cool product! - http://shpws.me/OxQx Gen 3 Disk "R" Stainless Steel
macnutz commented on Bugaboo Gen 3 Disk(L) by macnutz
April 30, 2017
Bugaboo Gen 3 Disk(L)
macnutz Not as yet when I do it will be a new model with the shop image in the grey metal look. I've sold over 50 of the metal version with only two reports the pins being to thick. The simple solution is to just run a 4.2 drill through the aluminium locking pins.
macnutz @whattis@whattis Hi whattis Yes the plastic ones work fine I've sold 100's of them and quite a few of the stainless steel ones too, but you are the second person to have an issue with the stainless steel copy of this print file. There is a wider tolerance range for this process so I'll look at making a new "stainless steel" file of this print with thiner pins. I do not want to take anything of the plastic version as it needs all the strength it can get.
I make 3D replacement parts for Bugaboo Strollers but had a new item I needed to fix, the rear cargo luggage net in our Mercedes Viano. One plastic hook had broken and a new net was big $$$. Shapeways to the rescue with a easy clip in replacement 8-) www.shapeways.com/product/KWCF7LHA3/mercedes-viano-vito-v-series-cargo-net-hook?optionId=58882909 Mercedes Viano, Vito , V series Cargo Net Hook (Edited)
macnutz commented on Bugaboo Stainless LH Disk by macnutz
September 16, 2016
Bugaboo Stainless LH Disk
macnutz The plastic one will last as long as the original 3 to 5 years and cost $10 the stainless steel one will never fail but costs $30 it comes down to how long you intend to keep the stroller.
macnutz This is the left side Bugaboo denote Left & Right viewed from the front of the stroller with the seat facing forward. So Left is the same side as the brake lever.
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