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    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
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    Instructable on bulding frame using CAAD and 3D printed carbon fiber sockets

    This may be of interest.

    the basics is the guy is using cad and 3 d printing to build custom sockets that then have standard tubes inserted.....claims tubes can be steel, carbon, or even bamboo

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Cust...What-You-Need/
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    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

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    Not sure it would get rid of the need for a Jig. But the idea of using printing to make molds is something (duh) I had not thought of and is very exciting!! Seems to me that with a big enough printer, a better deal would be to print molds for an actual carbon bike. Or sub assemblies that could be assembled into a mold.

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    Senior Member Cactus's Avatar
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    It's not clear what this guys molds did for him. It's not clear that he realized a good epoxy/CF mix in the end product. It's not clear that he got a finished surface, out of the mold. And, it's not clear that he has good joints.

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