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Anyone 3D Print a Cupholder?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by map724, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. map724

    map724 Member

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    I've seen some ideas for UMC holders for the garage and it strikes me that someone with a 3D printer could design and print a Cupholder to straddle the walls on the center front floor storage/yacht floor. Alas, I don't have a printer or the brain cells to figure one out. So, any of you tech savvy people tried this? Or found a Cupholder alternative that is simpler and far less expensive than the Tesla or EVAnnex CCI?
     
  2. Dog lover 1

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    That would be a great idea.
     
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    I'm on my way with this - got 3d printer, I'm graphic designer etc but because I'm not a Tesla owner it makes it longer then I though...
    for sure it gonna be much less expensive then Evannex or Tesla CCI when I finish it..
    map724 if You'd like to cooperate with it with me write me a pm we can discuss it ;) I'm open for this because I want to have it done asap.
     
  4. ljwobker

    ljwobker Geek.

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    A friend of mine just bought one of these: The Creation Station CNC Router | Shaping the Future! -- it looks really awesome. If anyone wants to come up with a software file that this thing will build, I'm sure he'd let me use it to do a prototype ;-)

    I did some 3D design many many years ago, if I can find the time and motiviation I'm thinking of designing my own center console to hold things like the 1772 adapter and all the other stuff that I barely-sorta have organized at the moment... ;-)
     
  5. 2MuchFun

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    I just built a 3d printer and plan to print a cup holder for the front console as suggested. I've got everything needed to do the job. Just need to dedicate some time to the project.
     
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    I just met a friend who has a 3-D printer. The question gameplay is, what material would you use that would survive the rigors and the elements involved in being in a warm car. He told me he made a few things out of a 3-D printer and left them in his hot car only to find them shrink or change in shape. Are there different materials you can use in these printers?
     
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    ABS works okay for this application. Most decent printers can use this material though it is a little more challenging to print with. PLA doesn't hold up well when temps become elevated or UV is a factor.
     
  8. map724

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    Great to see people are considering this. While I prefer not to fund a project (this is a Tesla forum, not Kickstarter), I will be more than happy to overpay for a quality solution. Look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
     
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    Here, here. Me too.

    I spoke w/ a buddy over the weekend who has a pretty kickass 3D printer. He said if someone can make the "drawing" he would be happy to print it out.
     
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    Count me in as one of the first Beta Testers!
     
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    I think a 3D printer is good for very low volume or a prototype to get right, but ultimately anything mass produced needs a more robust material and produced in a manufacturing facility mold.
     
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    I could print some high quality ones out on our 3D printer at work. It is a Stratsys Fortus 450 - it does some really nice quality. I can print different materials and colors too.
     

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