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This is my first instructable and I will show you how to design an iPhone 4s case using SolidWorks which you can print out using a 3D printer.  This YouTube video shows how to model the case and has all the right dimensions.



I uploaded the actual SolidWorks 2011 case file and an STL file.
 
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Step 1:

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The iPhone 4s template I used to get all the dimensions can be found in the the following link: 
http://grabcad.com/library/iphone-4-4s-white-black-versions-available.
I also attached a picture of all the measurements of the case itself. 

Step 2: Renderings

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Here are some of the iPhone case Renderings.

Step 3: Print Out Case Using 3D Printer

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After you finish drawing the file, save it as .stl file and send it to the printer.

Step 4: Final Product

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This is the case rendering compared to the actual case.
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wbo864 months ago
Rohit4210 months ago
Okay. I am experienced in only Google SketchUp and Maya and I was wondering if there was a way to edit your first design with my older sisters name on it and then proceed to print it on ShapeWays. If there is way to convert your file or if you could upload an .OBJ file it would be greatly appreciated.
cementman1 year ago
very attarctive and helpful teaching way
dansaul04132 years ago
What printer are you using?
You should be able to use any 3D printer :)
newton.95.dan (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
It can be used in any printer, that's why I included the .stl file
Yeah I know it can be used pretty much with any 3d printer. I was just wondering what printer you used.
ppatchen2 years ago
How about exporting and including and a .OBJ in your Instructable that that anyone could mod?
i have a .obj model in my instructable don't forget to vote for me too :)
mstyle1832 years ago
i have a similar case that just got shipped out today... it took almost 3 weeks to be made at some online website..
great design!
newton.95.dan (author)  mstyle1832 years ago
Thanks! Did you design the case yourself?
yup.. i'm making a video and putting it up soon.. it has a money clip, credit card and id holders, headphone holder and a bottle opener :)
newton.95.dan (author)  mstyle1832 years ago
Thats great.. You should definitely give me the link when you post the video.
i edited the video last night.. its rendering today..
Keep us posted!!
Here you go :)
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-ultimate-all-in-one-iphone-case-wallet-money/
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newton.95.dan (author)  mstyle1832 years ago
Awesome I'd like to see it.
newton.95.dan (author)  mstyle1832 years ago
Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.
done :)
how much $$?
it was about 19 bucks to get it printed.. not including taxes or shipping .. :*(
Peugas2 years ago
From my point of view, a "draw&print" tutorial is... not a tutorial.

Besides that, great final product.
Krayzi99 Peugas2 years ago
I greatly disagree.
solemnraven2 years ago
I would have preferred a few more steps from how to get from point 1 to point 2.
newton.95.dan (author)  solemnraven2 years ago
Are you talking about more detail in how to design the case?
Yes that. For example how (if you had) went from the sketch drawing to the model.
I'm sorry I see now that you included a video to explain that part.

It doesn't really show every step clearly but I believe that was what I was asking for. Thanks.
newton.95.dan (author)  solemnraven2 years ago
Well all the drawing has to be done within an assembly so you can just sketch over the iphone.
newton.95.dan (author)  solemnraven2 years ago
Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.
mbartolucci2 years ago
what program did you use to draw the case?
newton.95.dan (author)  mbartolucci2 years ago
I used SolidWorks to draw it.
It said that in the instructable...if you bothered to read the first sentence.
newton.95.dan (author)  mbartolucci2 years ago
Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.
Bullit112 years ago
Do you know what's the volume of the case?
newton.95.dan (author)  Bullit112 years ago
Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.
newton.95.dan (author)  Bullit112 years ago
The volume of the case without the design is 1.23 cubic inches and the one with the design is 1.04 cubic inches
mazmoiz2 years ago
Hi, thanks for this instructable.
Can you please tell me which 3D printer is this? Printing resolution looks very impressive.
newton.95.dan (author)  mazmoiz2 years ago
Its a Dimension BST 1200. Thats what we use in my school.
newton.95.dan (author)  newton.95.dan2 years ago
Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.
mstyle1832 years ago
question what is that round design at the bottom? it looks like a guy with headphones?
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