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  1. This is a test post, but I think something meaningful is a good idea. A while back on this thread by @Renek he showed a sketch of wire lock bolts he got printed for his Alfa Romeo Monza in 1:12. Some users voiced an interest in these studs, and I jumped at the opportunity to see what I could do. It was the first attempt at creating parts from scratch, not working from existing 3d files. With several active users we developed the design further - the users from a design perspective and me to optimize printing. For example the head of the screw was shrinked considerably to optimize the look. All of course with printability and stability of the part in view. Several testprints were done on the iterations. This way the orientation was optimized for cleaning up the printed parts and aid with painting. The hole size was adapted in several steps to find the best tradeoff regarding print quality, cleaing out and stability. The design itself is very simple, but the process showed all those involved - including me - what it takes to take an initial design and turn it into something that can be printed with repeatable results. I guess we all learned quite a bit from it and I can only encourage all of you who start out with 3d designing and printing to start with such a "simple" design, maybe even go and try to repeat the process - the initial sketch and dimensions can be found in the thread linked above. The discussion was held in private as this section didn't exist yet and it was not really clear how and where to show parts that were intended to be sold. I am most happy to see this makerspace area where such an discussion can be held in the open. I found it most educational. A shoutout goes to all involved: @Sloucher, @colin, @Bengalensis, @Renek, @Armchair Thank you, guys. In the following testpost I'll show some pictures. Test editing: The bolts were made for the Italeri Alfa Romeo Monza Kit in 1:12. They should fit all cars of 1:12 and larger.
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