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Anyone using 3D printing to fix everyday stuff? Answered

Let's get this out of the way: 3D printing is amazing.  Prototyping and even generating human tissue are happening.  Right. Now.

That said, let's find some everyday uses for this crazy technology. How are you using it to fix stuff around your house?  Doorstops, replacement parts, hacks, key hooks... all that stuff.  

Don't have access to a 3D printer?  Post your idea here and maybe we'll help you get it made...  ;)


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liquidhandwash (author)2013-04-13

Ive used 3d printing to make a replacement part for turn signals that were broken. the mechanism under the steering wheel had worn out.

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andrewt (author)liquidhandwash2013-04-15

That's pretty cool - do you have a pic?
I like the matchbox you made, too..!

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liquidhandwash (author)andrewt2013-04-15

I cant seem to upload images into forums, but you can see it at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26664

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andrewt (author)liquidhandwash2013-04-16

Awesome - have you noticed any degradation since you installed it? I'm curious about the longevity of parts. Did you print it on a Makerbot?

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liquidhandwash (author)andrewt2013-04-16

i have access to an UP printer, abs plastic The vehicle that the part is fitted to, is still working though it dosent get a lot of use, just weekends

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