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3D printed G-shock bezel experiment

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November 02, 2012 08:02PM
This is an experiment with 3D printing for a G-shock case/bezel. I bought this inexpensive G-shock on Amazon to experiment with. (about $50) It's a DW-6900, a very popular model of G-shock. The rubber bezel comes off with the removal of just 4 small screws. I took photos of the naked case and imported the 2D photos into SketchUp and created a 3D digital model from them. I 3D printed a test case first to make sure that I had the dimensions correct. The dimensions need to be very precise and I knew that the first test would be off slightly here and there. I made corrections and ordered another print but with some design elements added. I used the cheapest material available. A material called White Strong Flexible or WSF. You'll notice that the texture of this material is rough. Smoother plastics are available but more expensive. The prints are about $6 or so. I'm not too happy about some of the design elements but this is an on going experiment and now that I have a precise case that fits exactly, changing the design is easy. I've just learned that a new type of high detail stainless steel printing has come available from i.Materialise. That might be the next material that I experiment with.


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TheCeladon1390November 02, 2012 08:02PM

Very interesting! Only $6 a print? Seems like a great way to >>

Dave M219November 03, 2012 12:44AM

Thanks for sharing, this is cool! Thumbs up! (n/t)

BobbyMike180November 02, 2012 10:29PM



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