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Old 5th Mar 2017, 2:56 pm   #1
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Default Tektronix 465: Replacement of Worn-Out Feet

Here are pictures showing the high standards that can be achieved using 3-D printing techniques these days.

With many thanks to Jon (Ti Pwun) and Mike (Humber888) for their thoughtful contributions via PM and overall engagement with this feasibility exercise.

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Guy

(watch out ... 'The Dreaded Phantom Photo Rotator of Bexhill-on-Sea' may be lurking nearby ... SPLAT! SPLEURFT! ... darn it . Got me again)
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The feet look really good. An amazing effort.

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Take a bow, Jon ...
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Not much of an effort on my part, I'm afraid - I just had to tweak a few settings, send the file to the printer, and wait...

...and wait...

...and wait...

I did choose the best quality I could so the feet are completely solid, but the print time was over TWO DAYS!

That's a shame because I'm sure a few people could use some of these, but purely based on the time that the printer would be tied up, I am having to limit the number of times I am able to do this. If Mike wants a set I have made arrangements for this, if not then I am able to do this one more time. Mike has first refusal.

The file is out there. though, if anyone has a 3D printer and wants some.

Glad I could be of some help, at least.
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Default Re: Tektronix 465: Replacement of Worn-Out Feet

Those are really good - nice job. Very impressed!

Original ones are rare as hen's teeth. I had to shred 3 scopes to get 4 good ones last time I did a refurb on one of those.

Probably a market for those and easy money if you can leave the printer unattended and feed it occasionally, or even pay someone else to make them.
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No doubt - the problem for me is that I can earn far more in one hour than I ever could printing these. Two days plus to print a set of four of these feet is a lot of potential sales of other much smaller items. One could lower the quality but I didn't feel that would be justified given what they are intended to do.

Just not viable for me, although I will honour the original request for two sets. If someone had no other need for their printer, they could make some cash and make quite a few scope owners happy, I'm sure...
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Indeed you are right there on all counts.
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