Who can print 6 Fisher-price-explorer-wheels for me?

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willem 3D printing enthusiast Level: 11 Points: 107
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 8:34 AM  

Who can print 6 Fisher-price-explorer-wheels for me? I can send the original by post, or make it a 3D solid in .DWG format.

Kind regards,

Willem

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fluxline I know my way around here Level: 22 Points: 273
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 8:54 AM

for the time and shipping, you might be better off with this:

http://www.ebay.com/...;hash=item417363b4a3

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12much 3D printing enthusiast Level: 18 Points: 198
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 5:27 PM

Where do you live Willem?

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 7:55 AM

I do live in Belgium.

Scrapping another Explorer might be a pragmatic solution.

However, as most of these old timers have worn out wheels, I would prefer a set of printed new ones.

I do not know whether it is economically realistic.

One wheel has 10 cm diameter, and weighs aprox. 52 gram.

-What is the direct cost of printing one wheel?

-How much time do you spent on processing the print file?

I guess if this works out, you'll easily sell tens of sets online, as there are many vintage fans out there.

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 3:03 PM

@Mod: sorry...:-)

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 3:10 PM

I guess if this works out, you'll easily sell tens of sets online, as there are many vintage fans out there.

Haha, I'm not looking for another job, just trying to help you out, if I can. After all, this seems to be a community:-D

Let me guess:

direct costs for one wheel:

- 5 Eurocents/gram PLA = Euro 2,60 for the plastic pro wheel.

- Average printing time / gram = 1,7minutes > 52 x 1,7=88 minutes

- power consumption 120 Watt x 5280 sec = 633.600 Joules / 3.600.000 = 0,176 kWh x Euro 0,23 = Euro 0,041 pro wheel:-)

- Processing time 6 x 88min = 8,8 hours labor for the yellow one. Takes a little bit poking around changing, testing and leveling, so say 9 - 10 hours. That's approx. 16 Euro's whit out making any profit from it. That is to say: my parameters for such a project would be:

wall thickness 1.6mm

bottom and top 1,6mm

fill density 100%

With these I sliced some project with Cura and used the outcome for the 52 grams you came with.

I guess package posting anywhere in Belgium is about 12 euros. Economically? I don't know, environmentally? I should say Yes, but the whole idea of promoting the Ultimakers is to send the file for nothing and get the print locally...so that would even be better. One of the guys at my personal masterclass lives in Belgium, maybe it is your neighbor?-)

Second option is to print one negative mould for half a wheel. You spray wax, oil or any other loosing fluid inside the mold and put black 2K poly or even better, 2K epoxy resin with some sort of reinforcing material inside the mold. You'll need 12 pieces, glue them together with the same resin, and voila! Every time it brakes again, you can reuse the mold, and being carefully you can repeat this dozens of times. And just paying anything from 1 euro pro wheel.

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Posted Jun 1, 2013 - 5:40 AM

Maybe I can help you with the wheels.

If you can send me the 3D file (split up in wheel and tire), I can give you a price for it.

I'm living in the southern of the Netherlands, so sending it to you won't be a big issue.

Regards,

Harold Reedijk

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Posted Jun 3, 2013 - 10:01 AM

To 12 much; thank you for the comprehensive reply.

To Hreedijk; I'll send you the file.

Kind regards,

Willem

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Posted Jul 7, 2013 - 9:24 AM

How are the wheels doing so far?

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Posted Feb 26, 2014 - 8:36 AM

wiel

Et Voilà

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Dag Bert_N,

Harold Reedijk heeft de wielen geprint.

Je moet wel zelf de blinde kop van de as slijpen, een gat boren in de kop van de as, en een binnendraad trekken.

Hierin kan je dan een zeskantboutje M3 draaien en met een miniscuul rondelletje (sluitring) het wiel vast zetten.

Ik heb wat kopervet op de as gedaan, me dunkt is dit goed voor de komende 30 jaar.

Merk op dat de wielen relatief zwaar zijn, omdat de geometrie te moeilijk was om als een dunwandig element te plotten.

Als je er zes nodig hebt zou ik dit alsnog onderzoeken.

Rollin Rollin Rollin.....post zeker een foto v

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Posted Jun 6, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Mooi.

Ik heb Harold Reedijk een PM gestuurd.

Ik hou je zeker op de hoogte van de vorderingen.

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Posted Jan 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Hello,

I have the same problem with the wheels, and I would be very interested in getting the 3D files.

If you still have them, could you send them to me?

Thank you!

Emmanuel

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Posted Mar 11, 2016 - 9:07 AM

hello there !!

posting from france and happy to find your topic

i am interested to get some wheels from an explorer 980

could you do something for me ?

an email adress of the person who made your wheel

thanks a lot

regard's

jim64

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Posted Mar 17, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Quote by jim64

hello there !!

posting from france and happy to find your topic

i am interested to get some wheels from an explorer 980

could you do something for me ?

an email adress of the person who made your wheel

thanks a lot

regard's

jim64

That was me that did the drawing and printing, I'll send you a message......

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Posted Jul 26, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Hi,

Happy to read this topic.

I live in Belgium, Antwerp and looking for 1 new wheel for the Fisher price explorer.

Can someone make me one in 3d printing and what's the price or refer me to a local tech and handyman who can do the installation as well ;-)

Thank you!

caroline

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Posted Jul 26, 2016 - 9:26 AM

DidierKlein? If Didier doesn't want to help I would go to 3dhubs.com. They can refer you to someone local in Antwerp. You need two things - someone to create the cad model which is the expensive part. And then the printing is cheap and easy.

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Posted Jul 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Yes i can probably help, just contact me in private message or go to 3dhubs as suggested

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Posted Jul 26, 2016 - 9:54 AM

didierKlein - actually read above - someone already printed one and has the cad files.

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Posted Jul 26, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Thank you Gr5 and Didier Klein for replying

Yes that's what I thought. if someone already printed it, the file is already made.Could mean good news for my wallet and time :-)

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Posted Jul 27, 2016 - 3:54 AM

Quote by gr5

didierKlein - actually read above - someone already printed one and has the cad files.

Oh great then it would be quite easy to do if i can have the CAD file

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Posted Jul 30, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Hi Can someone tell me how was the result with those wheels ?

For the moment, i dont even know how we can take them off from the truck.

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Posted Jul 30, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Bonjour Jim

Cela a t'il fonctionné ?

Comment avez vous enlevé les anciennes roues du camion ?

Quote by jim64

hello there !!

posting from france and happy to find your topic

i am interested to get some wheels from an explorer 980

could you do something for me ?

an email adress of the person who made your wheel

thanks a lot

regard's

jim64

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Posted Aug 2, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Hello

I am from belgium.

Can you help mee too whit some wheels?

Tanks

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Posted Sep 8, 2016 - 6:53 AM

Hello, I was hoping someone can help me out with these wheels. My son loves this toy but the fix I had used isn't working. Can someone help me out with printing tires and how do you remove and install them? I live in Lancaster pa in the us.

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shapeways.com

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