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evolvapor

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We've provided solid models of the case and connector used in the DNA 200 beta.  Please feel free to use any or all of the design in the development of your mod.

The files are in Iges format.  We also have SolidWorks models available upon request.

 
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At the risk of sounding dumb, are these 3D printable files or what?
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Sculpteo is able to upload and automatically convert the provided IGES (IGS) vectorial format files.  However, they recommend using STL or OBJ files for best results.

Shapeways won't accept them and will require you to convert to one of their accepted file formats...typically STL.

I use Solidworks to convert to STL. I just discovered that the front frame will only pass Shapeway's design checks in stainless steel...which seems odd to me since the Strong & Flexible plastics usually can accept thinner walls than stainless steel prints.
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Any idea what the beta case was actually made of? Looked like some type of Zinc alloy...but I'm sure it wasn't. I'm guessing it was aluminum.

Edit: Zinc aluminum alloy maybe?
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The case is just good old 6061-T6 aluminum. 

The buttons are 303 stainless, as is the connector body. 

The insulator is Ultem 1000

The center pin is C18000 copper

The spring is Lee Spring LW 025 02 0100S

The snap ring is 15mm

The case screws as 2-56 pan head .75" long stainless steel

The board attachment screws are 0-80 round head .1875" long stainless steel
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Has anyone converted these to stl or another format that Sketchup can open?  If so I would love a copy as most of the tools that can handle the formats thus far listed are proprietary. 
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Evolvapor, I would like to request the SolidWorks files so I can make this design a bit more 3D printer friendly. Please let me know what I need to do to get the files. BTW, thanks so much for providing these reference design files, this makes it so easy to use bits like the faceplate and button design that are already properly dimensioned. Unbelievably generous of Evolv doing this for modders. I have several boards on the way and now have a great head start on design before the boards even arrive.Thanks!!
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Thank you for sharing these files with us.

x1 for Solidworks files
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The reference mod case was designed to be machined. There may be some changes required to make a good 3D print. Sure you could simply convert the files to a .stl and try to have it printed.
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Here are the Solidworks files.

 
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awesome....is the case acting as common/neutral for this design?
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So dumb question. Say I knew someone who has or has access to a machine shop. What file do I send him to quote me a price on milling out the Beta enclosure?
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pdizzle you would have to check with the friend from the machine shop. These are just 3D files of the parts, a machine shop will need to take the 3D part files into there software to program the cutting/machining of the actual part. They very well might be able to use the native Solidworks files, but the IGES files are a generic file type that pretty much any machine shop should be able to use.
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awesome....is the case acting as common/neutral for this design?


Yes
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I can't open any of the solidworks files. It gives me an error message. Am i the only one ?
(using solidworks 2014)
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