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Someone with a 3D printer is recreating the plastic bits for old AKG mic clips! You know, the ones that are always broken...

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Dunno about 'exciting'. But I was similarly pleased to find printed mounts for the MD421...
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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

I share your excitement... but yes, my wife tells me it is very sad!

Always hated those SA18 clips, though, and not least because of the non-obvious need to rotate the mic in the clip before removing it. A little known secret to most (including me for many years! :blush: !).
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I think that it's fair to say that we don't get out much :geek:
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What's really sad is watching it through the glass while it prints.
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Sheesh. Really?
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Sam Inglis wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:45 pm Someone with a 3D printer is recreating the plastic bits for old AKG mic clips!

Funny you should bring this up, but a certain Technical Editor recently reviewed a JM Acoustic ORTF Microphone Clip, which is 3D-printed, and the review is appearing in the forthcoming November 2021 editions.

There are some inventive types out there in cyberspace making use of 3D printers to create such things as control surface or sequencer stands at precisely the angle you really want.
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Post by shufflebeat »

AKG seem to have a mixed record on clips. I have an SA30 in my toolbox which I've been attempting to disassemble for about three years with a selection of tools. It began as a repurposing project but once I'd destroyed it beyond serviceable, albeit still intact, it has become a battle of wit and will which so far I've been losing.

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Matt Houghton wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:03 pm Dunno about 'exciting'. But I was similarly pleased to find printed mounts for the MD421...

Ooh! I never thought of 3D printing for that! Gotta now take a look for 421 and 441 clips!!! :thumbup:
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Forum Admin wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Sam Inglis wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:45 pm Someone with a 3D printer is recreating the plastic bits for old AKG mic clips!

Funny you should bring this up, but a certain Technical Editor recently reviewed a JM Acoustic ORTF Microphone Clip, which is 3D-printed, and the review is appearing in the forthcoming November 2021 editions.

There are some inventive types out there in cyberspace making use of 3D printers to create such things as control surface or sequencer stands at precisely the angle you really want.

I have a couple of these... see https://www.shapeways.com/shops/jm-acoustic?li=pb

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The Elf wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:03 am
Matt Houghton wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:03 pm Dunno about 'exciting'. But I was similarly pleased to find printed mounts for the MD421...

Ooh! I never thought of 3D printing for that! Gotta now take a look for 421 and 441 clips!!! :thumbup:


If you know anyone with a suitable 3D printer lots of these files can also be found in the Thingiverse.
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Matt Houghton wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:47 pm
If you know anyone with a suitable 3D printer...

I recently sent one to the local 'rubbish tip' that had been languishing in our garage for years, missing a vital part. It came from the DeAgostini magazine "Build Your Own 3D Printer" part-work series where you pay your subscription and every week they mailed me a new part to build it myself. (Well, this was when my children were at school and we lived in hope these DIY projects would spur interest in building it - alas, not.)

So it went off to the great recycling plant in the sky.
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Forum Admin wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:44 am So it went off to the great recycling plant in the sky.

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I've not had the courage to buy a 3D printer as yet. Some people say 'dive in , the water's lovely' and others say 'here be dragons'.

Unfortunately I also don't know anyone here with a printer, but as I understand it Thingiverse includes contacts for people who will undertake the printing for you - at a price, of course.
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As an experiment, someone should get a 3D printer to print one of its own internal components, just to see if it develops a paranoid personality.
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:bouncy:

Can a 3D printer become self-replicating?
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The Elf wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:20 am Unfortunately I also don't know anyone here with a printer, but as I understand it Thingiverse includes contacts for people who will undertake the printing for you - at a price, of course.

They tend to be found in University labs, so if you can find a student able to, ahem, indulge in his 'project' you might be on to a winner.
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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:03 pm:bouncy:

Can a 3D printer become self-replicating?

Fairly sure there was a 3D printer design a few years ago made almost entirely out of 3D printed parts (or at least that's what a work colleague who knows about these things told me).

Here's one that I found

https://www.sculpteo.com/en/3d-learning ... d-printer/
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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:03 pm:bouncy:

Can a 3D printer become self-replicating?


Aah, would that be the famous Narcissus 6, where the replicated parts come out shinier, sexier, and more colourful than the originals? :-)

Talking of PKD, in his "Pay for the Printer" (1956), 3D printers are known as Biltongs, and they're dying out:

In a war-ravaged future, humanity has come to depend on an alien species known as the Biltongs, possessed of the ability to replicate items identically – although the copies only last for a short time. When the Biltongs become decrepit, the humans are forced to rediscover the skill of building.
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FrankF wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:18 pm Talking of PKD, in his "Pay for the Printer" (1956), 3D printers are known as Biltongs

:D Biltong is being advertised on UK TV with two young actors doing South African accents, badly.

"Biltong" is an abbreviation of "bull tongue" and it looks disgusting! Who wants to eat that as a snack? :sick::sick::sick:

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I actually really like it. But it is an acquired taste. :)
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