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    Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭ andromeda76


    Hi all,
    I'm looking to replace a plastic part that broke on my sony headphones. If tried to source the original part myself but my efforts have been fruitless. If I glue the part together, is there anywhere I could get a replica part printed. Are the any walkin places in dublin that offer this service? Is it expensive? Any help would greatly appreciated.
    Stephen.


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  • Hi Stephen, What size part are you looking to replace? Do you have CAD of the part?

    If it's a small detailed part you need, or if you need a 3D model created, getting a part printed is going to cost you more than replacing the headphones! 3d printing hasn't really reached the point where you can easily find a drop in service.

    If you can do the CAD yourself, an online print service like Shapeways or i.materialise.




  • Hi there thanks for. The reply. This is the part I'm looking for.
    http://www.fullcompass.com/product_image.php?imageid=95979.
    The headphones cost €140. Would this part be expensive. I have no cad. I do have the broken part still. It's glued together, but is not strong enough to support the ear cup. It would be a shame to bin such good headphones because I can't source this part. The online shop won't take international credit card orders under $200 usd.




  • If you can't get it 3D printed have you thought about getting it made out of metal (Aluminium or Brass maybe) in a workshop?

    I've no idea of how much it would cost either though.




  • Even though its a small and relatively simple part you might struggle to find a comecial place to make it including the drawings.

    You might be able to get someone at a hackerspace to print you a part: http://hackerspaces.ie/
    Your other option might be to make a silicon mould and resin cast the part: Wikipedia - Resin casting




  • Hi all,
    I'm looking to replace a plastic part that broke on my sony headphones. If tried to source the original part myself but my efforts have been fruitless. If I glue the part together, is there anywhere I could get a replica part printed. Are the any walkin places in dublin that offer this service? Is it expensive? Any help would greatly appreciated.
    Stephen.

    This is hearsay but I've heard of a 3d scan service using the Xbox kinect...
    Now I can see how this is plausible, but how would it know what was on the inside??? Maybe it just prints (designs/scans) the part as solid.


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  • andromeda76, I'm quite sure that folks at cadtutor.net forum [1] could model it for you in no time for free, but you'll need to get detailed measurements (vernier caliper required) + some photos of the item from different angles. There are quite a few students looking for practical experience and I can help to organise it.

    3D printing should be easy with some online services, but it's still quite pricey.

    I designed a galaxy S4 car holder a while ago [2] and printed it using [3]. The plactic is quite strong, but flexible. I use that holder every day for over a year now. The only downside is the surface finish - it's not smooth nor black (see photos).

    [1] http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/forum.php
    [2] http://blog.firszt.eu/index.php?post/2013/06/23/Galaxy-S4-3D-printed-car-holder
    [3] http://www.sculpteo.com


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