Designer Christopher Cordingley has made some 3D printed kinetic art: two iPhone designs finished with moving gears.
These iPhone cases were modeled in Autodesk Maya3D and then 3D printed by Shapeways using durable and detailed White Strong and Flexible plastic. They were made in one build and did not require any assembly. Afterwards Chris stained them at home to help bring out the details using Minwax Wood Finish, red mahogany 225.
Back in September last year I decided to use 3D printing to create some fun contraptions that don't require any assembly. The iPhone case seemed like a great platform to start.
So, I read up on the guidelines for Shapeways' WSF material and began modeling and testing. To get the gears working with this precision I had to go through a lot of trial and error. Generally, WSF clearance guidelines are .5 mm between parts, but I was able to whittle this down in a sense.
You can order these nicely designed iPhone case on Shapeways.
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