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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2017, 08:56:21 AM »
Behold the (probably) first 3D printed Wurlitzer volume knob! Next will be the jewel light.
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2017, 09:19:50 AM »
That looks really good.

Are you able to provide any information about how a fella like me might go about having a small run of widgets printed? Are there services? Or is 3D printing still not used for actual production runs, regardless of how small?

I've toyed with the idea of having a batch of simple Rhodes pickup mounts for DIY winding rigs made up.
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2017, 10:40:48 AM »
Looks great Cinnamon!

We actually had our prototype knobs 3D printed about 4 years ago before committing to purchasing injection mold tooling.
However, the resolution and finish of 3D at that time was not quite as nice as it is now (ours had fine lines in it, like it was printed by an old dot matrix printer (rememebr those?).  I still have the prototypes somewhere...

The harder part of that whole project was actually getting the springs and the inlays made.  You can get cheap, or you can get good.  Rarely both.

We did the same for the lamp jewels also, we have them in original orange and clear- and the clips that hold them in too!

3D printing services are available in many places now, just Google it!

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2017, 10:42:22 AM »
Im sure there are services out there that would print them up for you, in larger quantities. You can print as many parts as you can fit on the table at once, it just takes longer. How many are you looking for?  I may be able to print you one.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2017, 10:46:53 AM »
Looks great Cinnamon!

We actually had our prototype knobs 3D printed about 4 years ago before committing to purchasing injection mold tooling.
However, the resolution and finish of 3D at that time was not quite as nice as it is now (ours had fine lines in it, like it was printed by an old dot matrix printer (rememebr those?).  I still have the prototypes somewhere...

The harder part of that whole project was actually getting the springs and the inlays made.  You can get cheap, or you can get good.  Rarely both.

We did the same for the lamp jewels also, we have them in original orange and clear- and the clips that hold them in too!

3D printing services are available in many places now, just Google it!

Thanks Tim! But I guess you beat me to it! This was done on a Form Labs Form 2 printer at a resolution of .001" layers.  The finest it can go. Virtually no lines. I like this printer over the typical "3D hot glue gun" style printers. I really just did it to see how good it would look.  The clear looks cool too. They have glow-in-the-dark resin too.
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2017, 08:47:34 AM »
Some more parts

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2017, 03:00:36 PM »
Great work!! I'm planning to 3D print knobs too, which material do you use?
Expecially for the fit with the pot pin?

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2018, 05:35:20 PM »
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2018, 07:10:44 PM »
Looking great! I'm just imagining a world in which you could 3d print the majority of a wurlitzer in clear plastic now :)
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2018, 07:31:21 AM »
You could sell that outer cable part that you made (the piece that goes on the outside of the pedal cable and touches the bottom of the piano)  you can not get this (original) part anywhere.... 206's did not have this part, so people who chop them need this.
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2018, 07:48:02 AM »
I love seeing the progress on this, really impressive stuff.
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
You could sell that outer cable part that you made (the piece that goes on the outside of the pedal cable and touches the bottom of the piano)  you can not get this part anywhere.... 206's did not have this part, so people who chop them need this.

Vintage vibe and Ken Rich actually make this part, and have been for some time now. The VV ones are cast like the originals and the Ken Rich ones look totally CNC machined.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2018, 03:53:18 PM »
I meant that you can't buy originals anymore.

I don't ever look at those websites so I didn't know that reproductions were being made by others.


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1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2018, 04:08:21 PM »
Ok, so I looked at the VV and Ken Rich sites, and those parts are $30 and $45 respectively, plus shipping.
You or someone else could make these with a 3D printer and sell them for less. I certainly wouldn't  pay $30-$45 plus shipping if I needed one- I'd make something first- and I'm pretty sure I did make one once out of an L bracket for a 120.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2018, 01:41:42 PM »
Ok, so I looked at the VV and Ken Rich sites, and those parts are $30 and $45 respectively, plus shipping.
You or someone else could make these with a 3D printer and sell them for less. I certainly wouldn't  pay $30-$45 plus shipping if I needed one- I'd make something first- and I'm pretty sure I did make one once out of an L bracket for a 120.

The printer I used prints plastic that is sort of brittle, so I wouldn't recommend using that material. There are other softer materials (even castable materials! hmmm...) that 3D printers can use.

I've use the VV ones and they work great. I've see all sorts of gizmos and gadgets that have been used in lieu of that piece but IMHO none work as well as the original or their replacements. Have yet to use the Ken Rich one; they look completely CNC machined.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2018, 05:23:29 PM »
Hi Cinnamon,

Just caught this thread.

As a hobby, I have a CNC router, using ArtCam Insignia as the software. You could very easily do every wooden part in a Wurlitzer and Rhodes using this method. And with precision. You could also do key caps starting with the flat stock and have the CNC router do this. And you don't need to pay the heavy cost of ArtCam software as there are less expensive competitors.

Congratulations on your progress.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2018, 07:45:11 PM »
Are these models for download yet? I'm a 3D animator and would love to make some cool Wurly animations in my free time.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »
Great stuff; do you do it by taking measurements from real pieces? Or is that just part of the process of rendering it virtually?


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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2018, 08:33:47 PM »
Yea I measure them with a CMM. Which models do you want? I may not want to give out certain ones 😜

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2018, 05:54:52 AM »
Wow, I never knew these machines existed. I thought you'd be using a compass and a ruler lol.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinate-measuring_machine

I was curious about the process you are following to achieve these results you have been sharing; thank you for the kind offer. I may take you up on that one day.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
Are these models for download yet?? Thank you!

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2018, 09:44:07 AM »
Is there a 3D model for a stacker?
Would be nice to print it and stack up a keyboard on top of Wurly!!

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2018, 07:14:40 PM »
Here is the 3D model of the stackers, with the measurements I found of a Wurlitzer 200a in sketchup.
However, I think these measures are not correct. If you can pass the top cover model with the exact measurements, I can adjust it. The idea is to print them on a 3D printer.

If someone wants the template in skp, request via message.
I'm trying to convert to Cura.

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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »
I just need to confirm the measurements to print it  ;D


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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2018, 09:15:52 PM »
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Re: Wurlitzer 200A - 3D model
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2019, 11:45:46 AM »
Working on the reedbar now. Baby steps...
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