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Re: STFM case remake

Post by sety » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 am

This topic is starting to interest me. Perhaps if I could find a STF case remake I could complete the project that sent me down the rabbit hole in the first place - that is I wanted an unrepairable ST as a donor case to build a modern computer into. Turns out there's no such thing as an unrepairable ST. :lol:

I'd love to help out if I can. My brother in law has a sintered metal 3D printer in his shop, but I'm not sure of the dimensions. I can ask. He's over in Melbourne though (I'm in Perth)

We have also recently gone through a mining engineering boom over here, but they mines are now fully operational and the setup phase is over, so there are plenty of machining shops happy to take on any job to keep their tools busy. I'm not sure if they can machine a moulding die out of a 3D file, but they can certainly do one from drawings. Only problem is that steel is very heavy and would cost a lot to transport. Ali would be better.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by mikro » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:10 pm

Btw, the guy in this video:



shows all the documents confirming that he bought the Jaguar mold and all the tooling for less than $2000 back in 1997.

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by dhedberg » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm

Really cool. Too bad nobody seems to know whatever happened to the other (ST/MegaST/STe/MegaSTe/TT/Falcon) molds.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:53 am

dhedberg wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Really cool. Too bad nobody seems to know whatever happened to the other (ST/MegaST/STe/MegaSTe/TT/Falcon) molds.
Indeed :( Likely I fear been recycled after all this time.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm

One thing I've read about recently, is injection moulds that use 3d printing to create them. Wonder if that might be an option?
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:42 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm
One thing I've read about recently, is injection moulds that use 3d printing to create them. Wonder if that might be an option?
Its probably been talking about before.. but still the same problem of physical sizes and cost of production. You can actually take a mould from a original case and avoid the 3D printing step all together, but again the costs were way to high.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:55 pm

Icky, where did we yet up to with all this ?
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Icky » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:18 pm

exxos wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Icky, where did we yet up to with all this ?
Got a bit side tracked with this being bumped down in priority on my projects list. Painting my sons bedroom being this weekends priority project.

I'll take look back at the files and see where I got to.

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