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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2014, 05:53 PM »
The cleats are brilliant! Opens up a number of possibilities for cutting/clamping surfaces on the go.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2014, 05:57 PM »
Awesome job, Ben - you just need to add the UK to the list of available countries...  [poke]

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Agree with that, i would order some in a few weeks for  the tools i know i will be getting  [big grin]
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2014, 06:03 PM »
Ben:

I'm trying to decide what I could do to identify accessories (like abrasives?) versus the tool itself.

When you get a chance, I'd like to see a label that is GREEN on BLACK - opposite of the black on green you've already done - for use as a way to identify an accessory T-LOC systainer. For instance, how about making one that says '150mm' that would go on my abrasive/accessory systainer for my RO150 and ETS150/3?

Ben

Great idea, but I have to agree with Wow, I think the green on black would be slick and be a great way for distinguishing between the tools and accessories.  For example, I would like green with black writing for domino (DF500) and then for my 2 systainers black with green indicating Sipo and Beech.  Just my  [2cents]
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2014, 06:05 PM »
Ben:

I'm trying to decide what I could do to identify accessories (like abrasives?) versus the tool itself.

When you get a chance, I'd like to see a label that is GREEN on BLACK - opposite of the black on green you've already done - for use as a way to identify an accessory T-LOC systainer. For instance, how about making one that says '150mm' that would go on my abrasive/accessory systainer for my RO150 and ETS150/3?

Ben

Great idea, but I have to agree with Wow, I think the green on black would be slick and be a great way for distinguishing between the tools and accessories.  For example, I would like green with black writing for domino (DF500) and then for my 2 systainers black with green indicating Sipo and Beech.  Just my  [2cents]
Excellent idea!    [thumbs up]

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2014, 07:11 PM »


@Dan
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:74830
This is the printer I am using.  (It is my own version of the RepRap Air, and is open source if you want to download the plans) It has a single extruder, so I am printing the faceplates in green, and then using a chisel tip paint pen to add the contrasting color in enamel. There is also a festool hose adaptor I made a while ago available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:268760

@WOW
I'll definitely test out the green on black.  I have more black, green and red filament on the way.

@jonny round boy
Once I get the shipping down for the USA and Canada, I'll add the rest of the world.

@ jbair
The printed dominos sound really useful / possible. I'll get my hands on some, and try it out.


time to start printing. Thanks to everyone for their feedback and orders at the Etsy shop.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2014, 09:28 PM »
Ben,

Interesting looking beast.  It's great to see quality output on a (apparently) simple machine like.   

I'm going to wait until I seen the black on green and then order.

Thanks,

Dan.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2014, 09:42 AM »
Images of green text on black to denote accessories. Great idea!


I'll add them to the Etsy store tonight.




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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2014, 10:56 AM »
Hi Ben,

   Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

   Killer first topic and idea!  [thumbs up]

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2014, 12:38 PM »
Ben

The black with green writing looks sharp.  That will definitely be a great way to distinguish between the tool and accessories.

Correct me if I am wrong, but when we go to your store, in the notes to seller, that is where we list the tools/lables we want?  Since they are all custom, can we put something specific, like I have a systainer for my MFT which keeps my clamps, dogs and other things, so can I put MFT on one and when my order comes up, it will be printed.

Thanks
Bryan
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2014, 01:30 PM »
Love the green letters with the black background. I thought I had been the first to suggest it but Wayne was ahead of me by a few posts!!  ;)

Great job Ben. Will let things die down a bit for you and will get my order in soon.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2014, 02:44 PM »
Not to sidetrack this thread but I have been following this with interest, what a great example of the power of desktop design/manufacturing along with market research/ marketing (posting on the FOG with photos) and sales/fulfillment (Etsy). From initial post, thru customer feedback, to taking/shipping orders in a few days.

I will risk stating that 5 (perhaps 3??) years ago this would not have been possible, or would have required a lot more up front effort and cost. My own little hobby/venture followed a similar trajectory but much more slowly. Congrats Ben on a great idea and execution; hope you have lots of success.

Back on topic - would it make any sense to inset the text +/- 1mm instead of raising it, and using the paint fill the inset voids? Should save a little on materials cost/printing time and might prevent the paint from wearing as easily?

Just my [2cents].

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2014, 08:53 PM »
Richard, thank you for the kind words.

Regarding the inset... I tried it in an initial batch, but was unable to get the printed text to look crisp. A lot of this has to do with the way the printer builds perimeters / infill. Unfortunately, everything wound up looking like bubble letters.



They Etsy shop has been updated to include the green on black faceplates.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/123one



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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #72 on: October 15, 2014, 11:20 PM »
Would you please add the first aid white cross on red to the store?

Also, is is possible to get other background colors? I would like to order KTM in black on an orange background.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2014, 09:53 AM »
Julie,

I have 1kg of red filament on the way. The  first aid cross on red should be available in about a week.

I don't have orange filament at the moment, but maybe I can add more colors as this project evolves. I could print white versions to be spray painted.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #74 on: October 16, 2014, 10:18 AM »
@mike_aa

I agree, the base clips would be useful too. I'll look into printing something similar.

Hi Ben,

I know you've been really busy, but any luck yet with these?

Thanks, Mike A.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2014, 02:46 AM »
Ben this is such an awesome idea!!!
Made these last night... Printed with ABS on my Replicator 2. Will try to use Acetone vapors and smooth the surface out a bit. Find it to rough at the moment. Keep up the fine work!


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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2014, 09:32 AM »
nice!

When I get home tonight, I can send you the file I made with all of the model #s.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2014, 09:58 AM »
Ben this is such an awesome idea!!!
Made these last night... Printed with ABS on my Replicator 2. Will try to use Acetone vapors and smooth the surface out a bit. Find it to rough at the moment. Keep up the fine work!



Very nice...your filament looks to be very close to original Festool green (maybe it's the lighting).

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2014, 10:06 AM »
Yes Ben please do that... Let´s share our stuff and I´ll send mine!  [smile]

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2014, 10:17 AM »
Massemannen, below is an .stl file with the all of the model #s I have printed so far. There is also a blank faceplate to be customized. Units are millimeters.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78156941/123one/t_loc_variations.stl


I made some videos to go through the installation process.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkPCf15LPUl-N--hmL9EfDQ
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2014, 11:38 AM »
The black plates with green text really look great, wish i had more systainers so i could do a bulk order.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2014, 01:37 PM »
The black plates with green text really look great, wish i had more systainers so i could do a bulk order.

Well, there is a very easy solution for that problem!  There are a number of dealers on the FOG that can put a bunch of new tools, with systainers, in your hands! [eek]

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2014, 11:05 PM »
A quick update...

-Some of the orders have already shipped, everyone else will ship tomorrow. If you haven't already, you will receive tracking info from Etsy.

-The First Aid faceplates are available

-Now accepting Paypal





Thanks again everyone!
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2014, 12:09 AM »
Just ordered mine!!  This is a great idea!

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2014, 05:53 AM »
Thanks Ben for the CAD models... I tried printing one but it was way to small, will upload comparison photos when I get back to the office. Are u using some kind off scale factor when you print?
I print ABS with 3 shells, 40% infill and 0.25 layer height...

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2014, 08:55 AM »
Thanks Ben for the CAD models... I tried printing one but it was way to small, will upload comparison photos when I get back to the office. Are u using some kind off scale factor when you print?
I print ABS with 3 shells, 40% infill and 0.25 layer height...

Strange... I'm not using a scale factor, and the print settings I'm using are similar to yours only I'm running it through Slic3r / Repetier Host not Makerware. I have access to a Replicator 2, so I'll try and do a test this week.

You can see in the photos / videos coming off my RepRap the faceplates are a very tight fit.


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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2014, 01:09 PM »
Check out Youtube for 3 videos Ben recently posted on production and installation of the new handle plates.  Quite interesting and helpful.
This link will get you to one of the videos




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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2014, 01:57 PM »
I'm thinking tape or glue on the ones I ordered.  I would not trust a pressure fit to remain in place long term!

This is a really inventive idea for both the identity inserts as well as the cleats.

neil

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2014, 05:20 PM »
Neil / Ward

Double sided tape, low/high temp hot glue should all keep things in place. I would't recommend foam tape as the thickness will prevent the faceplate from fitting flush.

If you use high temp glue or really high strength tape, be careful if you decide to remove the faceplate. Prying them off by hand can delaminate the 3d print. I've been using a putty knife to get them off, working the sharp edge back and forth to help cut through the glue.
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« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2014, 07:54 PM »
Ben

I used hot glue with a very small drop - maybe 1/8" in the middle of the T-loc latch handle and it seems to hold well.

They look great.  Will upload some photos in a bit!  Great work, fast shipping and a cool idea!

neil