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    3D Printed Miata Parts

    Here's my latest project. I'm a bit tall for a Miata, so I removed the visors the first day I had it. This leaves a few holes in the place the visor used to mount. My university happened to have a grant so that students could learn about 3D printing, and I thought, "What is more academic than printing parts for my car?" A 3D printer is basically an inkjet printer that extrudes molten plastic from a roll that looks like weedeater line. It lays down tons of little lines until an object is built like this:

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    Then you just carve the printing off its base:
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    They could benefit from a little sanding to make them look a little nicer, but it sure beats random holes in the interior.

    Here's a link to the project if anyone happens to see this and has access to a printer to make their own:

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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    San Antonio
    Wow, now that's pretty cool!!!
    George Lucas
    Editor, In The Breeze

    2006 Limited Edition, #1125 of 3500, "VeeLo", *Mostly* stock in appearance and staying that way
    However, I've added these few mods, most are not visible. Visible are color keyed mud guards. Not visible
    are led trunk lights, led glove box light, SIRIUS/XM radio module, rear view mirror includes outside temperature,
    self dimming and compass and variable wiper stalk.

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