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Create a phone shell/frame/body? Answered

Hello all,

The new phones these days break too easily and its harder and harder to replace the battery or sim card. Instead of buying or making a case, my idea is to make a phone shell/frame/body with a 3d printer, and just taking the parts out of my Samsung and just putting it into that.

Is it doable?

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randofo (author)2018-06-11

I don't see what it is not potentially doable.

However, I think you are going to be hard pressed to make something as thin and reliable as your phone's existing case. I think you might run into trouble with clearance for the jacks. You also run the risk of damaging the parts by taking your phone apart.

If I were doing this, my concern is that the plastic frame you build isn't going to have the same tight tolerances as the mass produced phone, and it will ultimately be less reliable.

Invest in really good digital calipers.

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frostieff (author)randofo2018-06-17

Thanks a lot for your help :)

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