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Dash Knob for 3-D Printing
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Author:  slantvaliant [ Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Dash Knob for 3-D Printing

3-D print file for a Dash Knob, designed after those on 'my '64 Valiant. I think the same style was used on '63-'64 Dodges and Plymouths.


Front: ABS test print. Left: ABS print, painted silver. Right: Original.

I had to simplify the steps in the face. Also, there are a few fewer flutes in the rim.

Yeah, you can buy new, nicer knobs online. I just wanted to get better at using Sketchup and tweaking my basic printer.

Author:  emsvitil [ Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dash Knob for 3-D Printing

You can get away with it being slightly different if you make ALL of them...………….

That way you won't notice a mismatch

Author:  slantvaliant [ Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dash Knob for 3-D Printing

Really, this one is a placeholder. and an exercise in using the software/hardware of home FDM (fused deposition modeling). I'm happy with it. Having a "standoff scale" part means that the generic black knob that came with the evaporator won't catch my eye. I'll buy a chromed metal knob one of these days, for the feel ...

BTW, the first ABS test print of a defroster vent went well last night. All it needed was a little trim to clear the vanes and a couple of artifacts. I will tinker with fill percentage for strength in the vanes, and maybe supports for one surface.

Author:  coconuteater64 [ Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dash Knob for 3-D Printing

Looks pretty good to me!

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dash Knob for 3-D Printing

Tweak the model as needed...then get them printed by exone in metal.

I live by their factory.. maybe a mile or 2 from the house.


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