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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Maeke » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:15 pm

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:04 pm
I've ordered a 3D printed case from ireland to see what the quality is like.

At least with 3D printing changes can be made easily to the case. Cost is still a lot, costing around £450 to prototype this :roll: Cost me around the same to get the 3D files created, so totaled £1,000 easily so far :(

I be surprised if it actually prints out at all without collapsing..


Well they'll certainly need some supports.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Gunstick » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:53 pm

if it's an FDM printer, then supports are indeed needed.
With a stereo lithography printer, probably no supports or only minimal.
A powder printer: well it's support all the way, so basically no supports :-)

In a year's time I may have access to such a powder printer.

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Maeke » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:56 pm

Gunstick wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:53 pm
if it's an FDM printer, then supports are indeed needed.
With a stereo lithography printer, probably no supports or only minimal.
A powder printer: well it's support all the way, so basically no supports :-)

In a year's time I may have access to such a powder printer.
We're trying to keep it at reasonnable costs.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:50 pm

I'm still waiting for my prototype to arrive :roll: I will chase them up tomorrow, but starting to wonder if they just took my money and ran!
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:55 am

Got a update
Ill have a photo taken and sent on, The main issue with printing is the overhangs,

There are a lot of angles air vents that need to be printed generally these need some support but the gaps we would usually use to print support material are also quite narrow which makes it difficult to remove the support material after the part has been printed without damaging the narrow angled vents.
So I have suggested some lengthways supports which will likely have to be permanent. But I guess as these cases going to be extremely expensive, adding supports isn't a bad thing anyway.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Maeke » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:32 pm

But well as was said supports are necessary, so indeed having underside permanent supports is a good idea, you still need to support those supports but it's eayser than supporting the vents directly.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:08 pm

I have chased this up (again!) Manufacture says they will send it in a few days.. its been like 3 months now so not holding my breath... :roll:
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by DrF » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:07 pm

exxos wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:08 pm
I have chased this up (again!) Manufacture says they will send it in a few days.. its been like 3 months now so not holding my breath... :roll:
3 months for a sample case is a bit long. Surely if they wanted the business they would have hurried up about it, did I read its coming from Ireland???
Is it 1 or a batch of them?

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:27 pm

DrF wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:07 pm
3 months for a sample case is a bit long. Surely if they wanted the business they would have hurried up about it, did I read its coming from Ireland???
Is it 1 or a batch of them?
They having trouble with the top vent on the case being to fragile... So likely some case mods will have to be done.. but I know the case isn't 100% accurate anyway.. its more to see the finish than anything...

Its only one case.. £450 this thing cost! 10 printed cases be getting on for 5K, probably cheaper buy a pro printer myself :lol:
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by DrF » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:18 am

exxos wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:27 pm
DrF wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:07 pm
3 months for a sample case is a bit long. Surely if they wanted the business they would have hurried up about it, did I read its coming from Ireland???
Is it 1 or a batch of them?
They having trouble with the top vent on the case being to fragile... So likely some case mods will have to be done.. but I know the case isn't 100% accurate anyway.. its more to see the finish than anything...

Its only one case.. £450 this thing cost! 10 printed cases be getting on for 5K, probably cheaper buy a pro printer myself :lol:
Jebus! :lol:
I'm assuming that £450 is because of all the design work/labour hours and stuff thats going into it?

Fragile? because of the design or the materials what solution have they come up with to that?

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