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Any UK PPRuNers with a 3D scanner/printer combo?

Old 11th Jul 2020, 19:51
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Any UK PPRuNers with a 3D printer?

I recently travelled to the mean streets of London E17 to buy a non functioning record turntable, a Dual CS 5000, arguably one of the best looking of all turntables. I also have another 'looker', a Luxman PD 284 bought in 1982, and have owned others in the past such as a Dual CS 505-1 and a pair of Pro-Ject Debut turntables which while are solid performers just don't have the aesthetics. But I digress.

Having spent around 8 hours on repairs (replacing failed capacitors and cleaning non functional speed switches), the Dual was returned to full working order, but I realised on re-assembly that a small plastic moulding which is one of a set of four on the turntable was missing, possibly it fell off on the way back to the car park after I made the purchase... who knows.
Its the small disk above the spring shown in this current online listing. Its 15mm in diameter and 5mm high.

Yes of course I could go ahead and buy the entire assembly of 5 parts as shown in the listing, but it would just seem wrong to break up a complete foot assembly that is not always easy to find and that other collectors or repairers could need as a complete set in the future. Does that make sense, or am I just being stoopid!

So, while it makes no economic sense at all, I am willing to send a beer token consisting of a purple piece of paper bearing the words 'Bank of England' and a likeness of Her Majesty together with one of the parts to be duplicated into an envelope for a willing PPRuNer to attempt.

Any takers?

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Old 11th Jul 2020, 20:17
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If you don't get any takers on here, there's a group on Facebook called Home automation and a few of them on there have printers.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 21:58
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A pal and I were talking about Rupert. The Drop one. He mentioned Rupert's Cube. A week later he sent me an AutoCAD screen designing a cube and the description of printing it out. 'It was delicate' says he.

I imagine it was. Frankly, if you can print a working Rupert's cube, you can print anything.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 00:11
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More for less?

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Old 12th Jul 2020, 08:33
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My son could probably help for a small consideration. He 3d printed a part for Mrs Uplinker's car ignition lock that I fixed. He has also made me other parts to fix a table lamp and to pack out some door lock strikers.

He does not have a [email protected] scanner but as long as he can CAD it, he can 3d print it.

Send me a pm if you like.

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Old 12th Jul 2020, 12:01
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pm received and replied to.

Colour might not match though. I will check with my son.
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