3D Printing Parts and Accessories

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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.

Peder

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by Alec124c41 » 07 Oct 2019 15:52

There are a few headshells that are almost unobtainable, such as the one for the Micro Seiki MA-707 arm. I bought a 3-D printed one a few years ago, that works for me.
So the technology does have its uses.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by spensar » 07 Oct 2019 18:15

I actually picked up a Makerbot 3D printer at a yard sale a few weeks ago and hope to first figure it out and then try some printing of parts. A couple of things I found patterns for are Pioneer speaker plugs and Technics SL-15 turntable stands.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by AudioFeline » 07 Oct 2019 23:45

One use could be to print stylus guards for cartridges - the originals are often lost.
And clips for tonearm stands - another thing that seems to go astray or get broken.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by AudioFeline » 18 Oct 2019 13:42

I came across a site for a company that restores vintage Quad amps. They 3D print replacement plastic knobs and buttons that replicate the originals.

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 20 Oct 2019 15:56

Alec124c41 wrote:
07 Oct 2019 15:52
So the technology does have its uses.
I was not trying to say otherwise; this technology actually facinates me and have been trying to figure out possible uses and avenues for it before deciding on a buy.

I just didn't quite get what NOYB was trying to do. :roll:

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Re: 3D Printing Parts and Accessories

Post by Alec124c41 » 20 Oct 2019 21:51

I have been trying to find a good excuse to buy a 3-D printer, too. ;)

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