Posts from 2015 - Jul

3D Printing

A couple of months ago something broke in my office. Typically in a modern office, especially at a software development company, when something breaks it is software with bugs. For a change it turned out to be a hardware failure, and not hardware like an SSD or their Air Con (which happens to frequently break) but a gear inside a large piece of archaic office machinery.

Custom 3D Printed Replacement

After dismantling the original mechanism we noticed one of 4 main gears had some teeth missing. After a fruitless search online for a replacement gear and finding it would cost an exorbitant amount to get a replacement from the manufacturer we thought we might give the new fad of 3D Printing a go instead of scrapping the whole machine.

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3 comments :: Posted by Nick Palmer :: 2015-07-05 18:34:25