3D Printing Parts and Accessories

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NOYB
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3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by NOYB » 16 Jul 2019 08:45

Anyone 3D printing custom parts and accessories? For example headshells.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 21 Jul 2019 12:14

A friend had some missing dust-cover parts for his Revox speakers printed and he seems happy with the result. I'm thinking about having a mechanical part made for my custom Lenco TT but I can't yet talk about the result... :)

For a headshell, you'll have to figure out how you're going to install the electrical cables and contacts which may not be so easy. Not at the moment in my head anyway. But interesting project to try. If you have a 3D printer and can design the part yourself, it is not that expensive.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by NOYB » 22 Jul 2019 07:11

If the headshell is an azimuth adjustable type with a connector clamping collar, it seems like just buy a headshell connector (or canalize another headshell).

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 23 Jul 2019 15:44

NOYB wrote:
22 Jul 2019 07:11
If the headshell is an azimuth adjustable type with a connector clamping collar, it seems like just buy a headshell connector (or canalize another headshell).
If you can buy a headshell connector, great, go for it.

But cannibalizing another headshell seems like a weird idea to me. In my experience, the only thing that goes bad with a headshell is the wiring and connectors.

You want want to give us more insight into what you want to do exactly...

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by NOYB » 23 Jul 2019 22:42

I'm not looking to do anything particular. Just thought I'd bring up a discussion of 3D printing parts and accessories. Maybe others have some ideas of turntable parts or accessories that would be good fit for 3D printing. Especially for the vintage stuff that may have broken pieces that are hard to find replacements for.

As for 3D printed headshell. Maybe someone would fancy having a customized headshell that reflects their personality.

Too bad we can't 3D print vintage cartridges and styli.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by PederP » 24 Jul 2019 19:35

I have printed new hinges for my KD-600 and various arm bases for my RX-1500 to fit different tonearms.
Works like a dream.

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