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#21
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/16 17:35
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Joined 2019/12/5
USA
18 Posts
looks great !!
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#22
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/17 2:16
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/2/23
USA
17 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Great progress! It's all coming together!
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#23
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/20 15:54
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Joined 2016/6/10
8 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
The carbon fiber is both unique and awesome. What a cool solution!
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#24
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/12 20:39
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Joined 2016/12/15
USA
391 Posts
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TPO material cases, although there are still issues. These molded cases are still being worked in the background but its been painful. Getting a mold made was the easy part, to be honest.

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#25
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/15 2:39
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/6/8
15 Posts
These manufactured by a company or something DIY you've put together?
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#26
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/15 4:03
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Joined 2016/12/15
USA
391 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

Quest4Snes wrote:
These manufactured by a company or something DIY you've put together?


DIY. Iíve paid for the molds and all the material testing. Iíll need to ice it soon if something doesnít start working better.
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#27
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/15 15:13
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/6/8
15 Posts
What's the biggest problem with it at the moment?
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#28
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/16 0:00
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Joined 2016/12/15
USA
391 Posts
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Quote:

Quest4Snes wrote:
What's the biggest problem with it at the moment?


It's a mix of machine, material, and mold. Then there's the issue that even if the material exists, you may not be able to buy it because they only sell in volume.

I was attempting to get this working with a mold on a $3k injection molding machine. It's a larger than normal desktop machine but looks like it may not pan out. That means going back to a real injection mold company, which raises prices significantly. An at home solution would have allowed me to do different colors and create them only when needed.

There's one more material coming from Singapore that may work out. But after testing so many materials, I'm not too confident. But who knows, I might get lucky on the last try. Wouldn't be the first time.
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#29
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 3/21 11:12
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/6/8
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Fingers crossed it works out. A 3k machine for a failed endeavor is a tough pill to swallow...although I'd imagine you will have other uses for the machine.
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#30
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 4/1 23:12
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Joined 2016/12/15
USA
391 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Updated my post on my page with a summary of whats happened with molded cases and where I'm at now. Still editing but an early version is up. Most of the information is in this thread but just spread out over multiple posts. Hoping the high flow ABS I have coming will work out.

http://www.mellottsvrpage.com/index.p ... ion-molded-vb-cart-cases/
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