Jolla releases files to 3D print your own smart covers

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  2. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    It has started very well, given the modest specs. In December it was the #5 device at the Finnish operator that carries it.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  4. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    You mean for the cheap ones. Medicine is one of the top applications, for example. There are some that even print in titanium ($$$$$$).
     
  5. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 3d printer and it's near impossible to print a functioning 5s case. ABS and PLA are just too brittle to use as cases, usually they crack when trying to put them on. Usually I'll download a case from thingyverse them import it into solidworks and modify it slightly. Still haven't gotten one to work properly.

    Here's a picture of where they always crack. This one was printed with ABS.
     

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    How much would it cost in TOTAL to print a case in titanium though? I mean, that guy had to haggle to get him to print that case for $75.
     
  7. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    You don't need to go that extreme.
     

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