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Steps to creating a custom project enclosure Answered

I'm in the process of trying to design a prototype for a custom electronics project. I have a 3d printer at my disposal and I would like to print out my initial prototype and at a later time get the enclosures injection molded. I'm looking for some advice on a starting point. Is there some sort of standard model I can start with? or do people typically always design these from scratch. Does any one have recommendations on a place that could do a short run of injection molded enclosures? any advice or starting points would be helpful 

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ouchthathurt
ouchthathurt

Reply 7 years ago

Hey, thanks! I'm familiar with the workflow from Sketchup or rhino to the Makerbot, what I'm wondering about is how that would translate to larger runs, if I wanted to get it injection molded, if there are certain things I have to do differently.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Look through Ponoko, one of the 3D production houses to see what they require for a run. and Shapeways.