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Old 06-07-12, 10:48 AM   #1
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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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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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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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