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  1. #11 Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets 
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    Excellent job and looking neat.
    I found a cheap 3D printer at £170 that has good reviews by Creality. I know it is not in the same league but may be worth a try.

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  2. #12 Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets 
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    Looks nice Does it have a heated bed? That's quite important for larger prints otherwise things can warp easily. Also for anything other than PLA it becomes more important.

    If you've not already seen Tomas Sanladerer's channel it's worth a look: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb8...L1ohROUVg46h1A
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  3. #13 Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets 
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    Thanks I will tune in to that YouTube channel.
    The Creality Ender 3 has a heated bed but looks like it will only take PLA filament.
    May be worth a try as an entry level printer.

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    Part evolution from initial concept to final co-polyester print, shown at the front the traditional bulb clear lens, LED amber indicator and LED ring light.


    The final part:



    Test fit with traditional bulb holder style clear lens indicator:



    New LED centres, these don’t have the big tail and rubber seal out the back so it’s vulnerable to stone impacts and dirt inside the rear arches.



    To solve the first/damage issue I’ve modelled up a dust cap, on the right version 1 printed in one part. The rough surface comes from removing supports. Version 2 on the left, printed in two parts, up the other way. That leaves a clean finish on the ourside from the print bed and clean surface without any overhang for the inside.



    Version 2 split print in more detail, these parts are glued together using CA / Superglue



    Wire clearance



    Wire cap in place



    The end is shaped so that shrink tube can easily be place over the cables to protect them

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    Wow, well done looking great. Suprising what can be done with an idea and printer, I can imagine knowing how to use it helps too :-)
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  6. #16 Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets 
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    Thanks we've printed a lot of stuff, quite a lot failures or poorer quality prints while figuring things out. The 3D model stuff is more attainable these days with powerful CAD packages like fusion 360 available to hobbiest for free. There's a lot of good tutorials which really helps and the learning curve is pretty steep.
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