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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS pla Reply with quote

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Please do send that to me and I will make a CAD model of it and STL over the holidays. It might be cool.
Maybe a 481 is also in order... Cool
Could you make one like that also Captain?


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Oh yeah. I like it!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS pla Reply with quote

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Hope the 3-D technology continues to evolve quickly. Can't wait for the high quality parts that will ultimately come out of this ! Hope someone figures out how to use metal, not just plastic.


they can print metal already.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Photopolymers certainly give a better finish, especially at 25 microns a layer.
Here is rev 2 of the project using our new Statasys PolyJet “Objet30 Pro”.
http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/objet30-pro
Not 3D printed, really it is called Additive Manufacturing.
Here are some pictures of the processes.
Maybe I will have some extras for my friends at Kelley Park this year. Wink
This took 3 hours to print.

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Photopolymer print on the right & ABS on the left.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

For those of you that download the stl file to print; here is a picture of some of the inserts I used.
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Originally I found these at Olander and used something like this below on the first set.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/inserts/0278556/
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Being I made the chamfer so big, for ease of insert, it can also accommodate a similar type with a small lip on the top edge also.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Hey Solomon,

very nice work there with the 3d printer, those emblems look very nice.

made me think of what I'd like printed then made for real...

a crankshaft hand crank pulley nut.

I've always wanted one of these for hand starts just for the fun of it.
not been able to locate one or really wanted to pay a buncha cash for it.

plus I know a machine shop I bet could copy it if they had an example...

anyways keep on doing your thing!
who knows what else you guys will dream up to make!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Now in full 3D Action! Cool
See you Volks ate Kelley Park April 17th in San Jose.
http://www.ggcvvwca.org/index.php/kelley-park
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New CAD to 3D Printed in Photopolymer on Objet30 Pro at 25 microns a layers.
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http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/objet30-pro
Not 3D printed; really it is called Additive Manufacturing.
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Below is the one that I was mimicking
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS pla Reply with quote

Captain Spalding wrote:
Brilliant work.

I've done a couple of 3D printed parts myself. They had the same heavy texturing that your part has. I wonder if there is a variation of printer that can print without leaving the texture, or at least with a fine enough texture that it would be practical to sand the part smooth.

And once that smooth part exists, I'd investigate having a chrome finish applied with spray metalizing. (!)

If you're interested in another project, I'd be happy to provide a vector version of this:

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Like this Captain? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

I've heard that parts created on printers that rely on UV curing are susceptible to UV breakdown as well. I will be curious to see how your emblem preforms over time when exposed to sunlight. Although if you painted it perhaps that is no longer a concern?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Ae you selling the VW emblems? If so I would love to get one for my Thing. I don't have access to a printer otherwise I would love to try and make a few.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

I'm very interested in the KDF emblem! Are they still available?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS pla Reply with quote

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Like this Captain? Wink
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Just like that! What process did you use for the metallic finish?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

All I got is this. No metallic finish yet. But it is shiny fresh off the printer.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

If anyone wants the stl file for this 481 to print, just pm me.
I will also make a 181 soon; but at $7-8 a cubic inch I can’t just blow them out the door. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

What's the name of that font?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

mondshine wrote:
What's the name of that font?


This VW 481 was not a font per say. It was a machup using pictures of the original VW emblems that were then traced creating splines then cleaned up in a CAD system. I compared several versions of many emblems over many model years to get the best resembles. Captain Spalding was the originator of this concept; I just updated it a little.

Hope to have a VW 181 made in the near future.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

So before I take off to Bugorama in Sacramento this weekend I wanted to share this. Hopefully I can get better pictures soon. I used a 2 process metallic paint called Spaz Stix chrome spray. Looks ok…
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Solomon Grundy wrote:
So before I take off to Bugorama in Sacramento this weekend I wanted to share this. Hopefully I can get better pictures soon. I used a 2 process metallic paint called Spaz Stix chrome spray. Looks ok…
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That sure would look good on my deck lid!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Here is a link to the STL file form the VW KDF emblem that will fit on a 181 without drilling.
https://goo.gl/WUYgF2
In the future I will post a better version when I am done.
Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

New recruit for the 181 KDF club Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom 181 hood KDF emblem, CAD to 3D Printed in ABS plastic Reply with quote

Who will be the next victim.. A set for Jake Raby Cool
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