I just came up with a pretty sick idea to encase a lighter in a 3D printed steel case with an embedded Tritium vial and attachment for a necklace chain.
If this isn't an interesting project, I don't know what is! Hopefully there will be a lot of submissions showing a variety of styles.
Wants:View the attachment details.jpg for lighter measurements.
View the following links for design inspiration, I would like this case to be very detailed and perhaps have a design element that is only possible with the 3D printer.
The steel material has design requirements lined out here in detail by Shapeways: www.shapeways.com/materials/steel
3 possible themes for this are cannabis, futuristic or abstract/geometric.
The price of the print depends on the volume of material used, Shapeways has some tips on making the print more economical; www.shapeways.com/tutorials/design_for_cheaper_3d_printing
I'm not entirely sure how many Tritium vials or what size. Experiment, but don't go too crazy, in the end the most I'll pay for the necklace is $500 total for 3D print/chain/Tritium, here's the sizes/prices/colors;
0.95 x 3.0mm - $4.68 (Green)
1.4 x 3.5mm - $5.20 (Green)
1.5 x 6.0mm - $7.28 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink)
2.0 x 6.0mm - $8.84 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue)
2.0 x 12.0mm - $10.40 (Yellow, red, purple, white, green, ice blue, blue, orange, pink
3.0 x 22.5mm - $14.04 (Yellow, red, purple, white green, ice blue, blue, orange ,pink)
3.0 x 25.0mm - $15.08 (Green, ice-blue, blue)
Don't Wants:Incompatible design. Make sure your design is compatible with Shapeways steel material, additional information can be found here for software/file formats; www.shapeways.com/tutorials/supported-applications
An overview of their entire process; www.shapeways.com/about/how_does_it_work
- 3D Modeling
#34 Lighter steel case with tritium vials. by Jay M.
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