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** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:50:59 AM »
Hi All

I am just putting it out there that I am available to design pinball parts or pinball MODS for you. I have designed and produced quite a few parts & mods now and am known for a high quality design approach. I recently lost my job so for the moment I am falling back on my passion to help me and my family out. It's not a pity call but just offering a service to those that have ideas but not the design skills or the time.

The concept is I will design a part / mod for an affordable hourly rate and then issue you with all the design files on your approval so you can then take them to the laser cutter, Shapeways, iMaterialise or the many other options out there. Since you would own the design files you can mass produce the parts / mods yourself and earn some money - which in effect quickly pays back the fees it cost you to design the mod and allows you to earn some pinball pocket money.

What I ask is you first send me a pm with your idea and then I can send you a email address in which you can then send some sketches / images. Once I recieve that I will send you an estimate in time to design = $. If I go over that estimate in time you will not be charged (that is my loss) and if I go under you will be discounted and you benefit.

I am a Mechanical Engineer by trade and use to build light aircraft and cnc laser & router machines so I understand the different fabrication methods. I can design parts to be laser cut, routed or 3D printed. I have a in-house 3D printer that I can test print any designs for you as part of the design process. I would keep you updated with constant updates issuing viewable 3D files that you can view in a free downloadable 3D file viewer, enabling you to disassemble, section and measure your design - much better than photos.

below is my Shapeways shop

https://www.shapeways.com/designer/swinks

below are some of the free files on Thingiverse

http://www.thingiverse.com/swinks/designs

Below are some of **my designs** either made by myself or others

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Re: ** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 07:53:43 AM »
a couple of more designs


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Re: ** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 10:32:29 AM »
How do you go about getting something printed on mass that somebody else has designed and has posted the file for download.
Specifically the Who Dunnit reel fix,great idea but useless if you dont have a 3D printer,every WD will need these
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/who-dunnit-reel-fix
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:691872

« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 10:40:03 AM by RatBag »

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Re: ** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 11:24:26 AM »
How do you go about getting something printed on mass that somebody else has designed and has posted the file for download.
Specifically the Who Dunnit reel fix,great idea but useless if you dont have a 3D printer,every WD will need these
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/who-dunnit-reel-fix
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:691872

Shapeways can do it for a fee but the postage kills it if you just getting one part, so you could download from thingi upload the file as your own to shapeways (but I would chose the hide option as it isn't your design) and then print but most thingiverse models have a share but not sell licence to them. Or depending what it is I can can possibly print for a small fee.

Shapeways prints in various materials with the plastic being a rigid nylon material.

I can print in a PLA which is quite strong, but not ideal as a clear plan view part but if hidden will be perfect.

I just downloaded and I can print at 100% fill and post for $7.50. You are paying for the print time, plastic and postage.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 11:34:38 AM by swinks »

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Re: ** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 12:42:23 AM »
How do you go about getting something printed on mass that somebody else has designed and has posted the file for download.
Specifically the Who Dunnit reel fix,great idea but useless if you dont have a 3D printer,every WD will need these
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/who-dunnit-reel-fix
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:691872

Shapeways can do it for a fee but the postage kills it if you just getting one part, so you could download from thingi upload the file as your own to shapeways (but I would chose the hide option as it isn't your design) and then print but most thingiverse models have a share but not sell licence to them. Or depending what it is I can can possibly print for a small fee.

Shapeways prints in various materials with the plastic being a rigid nylon material.

I can print in a PLA which is quite strong, but not ideal as a clear plan view part but if hidden will be perfect.

I just downloaded and I can print at 100% fill and post for $7.50. You are paying for the print time, plastic and postage.
Thanks for the explanation,will send you a PM

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 07:41:50 AM »
Just to announce that I sold the rights of the 4 Speed Hurst Shifter Plate to Hooked On Pinball, therefore this item is now closed on Shapeways but a even better version can be purchased from Hooked.

Hooked's version is cast, chromed with the lettering painted - Beautiful

http://www.hookedonpinball.com/store/p64/Shifter__Plate_and_Hurst_Shooter_Rod_%28PREVIEW%29.html

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Re: ** I can design a part / MOD for you !!**
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 07:54:40 AM »
Hooked is a great guy to deal with

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 08:19:26 AM »
Hooked is a great guy to deal with

totally agree, and the support really helps.


also your parts are on their way today Ratbag, thanks for the support.

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 10:14:06 AM »
This part was found in to 2 popular games - Twilight Zone and Bride of Pinbot but is now very difficult to now find available anywhere. Crashramp located a NOS one so we thought we would measure up and make it available for those chasing one before it was installed and became worn etc. Select it in white like the original or go for a colour coordinated one for your game - purple for the Bride of Pinbot. This has now been test fitted and played in a Bride of Pinbot and now ready for those restoration / shop out projects. This is now available via my Shapeways store.

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 03:12:16 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 04:05:38 PM »
That's very cool Jady. Nice design, remindes me of AFM.

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »
Mate you do some really cool stuff.

Regards Rich

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 09:06:50 PM »
Parts arrived the other day,thanks mate

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2015, 12:14:31 PM »
Parts arrived the other day,thanks mate

 ^^^ good to hear and thanks for the support.

mods and designs have slowed up as had a surfing accident and broke my collar bone last weekend, good arm as well.  ^.^

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2015, 01:32:04 PM »
Pm sent