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#267915 17-Feb-2020 21:48
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I had an attempted theft of one of my scooters. They didn't get the bike but they did break the front fairing. Peugeot Speedfight 3's were sold here as a end of production stock clearance when Speedfight 4 was released in Europe. As a result, there's not a lot of spare parts available here. Of that which is in stock, none are body parts.

It's difficult to find a stockist of this part anywhere, even though Peugeot scooters are massively popular in Europe. One I can buy is £130 + delivery from Latvia, which will be neither cheap nor free.

So, who amongst the Geekzone community here, would take on a one-off creation job for me?

I've got 3/4 of the original part, the missing bit can be copied & pasted in reverse from the other side in CAD. I don't know what type of plastic this stuff is, that's something you'll know better than me.

Here's the part I need:

Mine's white but colour is a changeable thing.

I expect to pay a reasonable price for good work, there's every chance of repeat & referall business too. Any takers? DM me please.

Megabyte - so geek it megahertz

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  #2422837 18-Feb-2020 06:44
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There's much more work in creating a 3D model of the item than in printing it. I wouldn't take that on for under $500, so I'd say your GBP130 Latvian part is a bargain. But maybe you can get someone to 3D-scan the original? You also need to tell people how big it is... most 3D printers are only about 200mm cubed, although some are 300.


NB that typically 3D printed parts have artifacts e.g. the layers are visible. There would probably be a fair amount of filling and sanding needed to achieve a smooth finish ready for painting.


Depending on how badly damaged the original is, you might be able to repair it enough to make a female mold from it to make a new part in fibreglass. Or glue/weld it back together, fill and sand, and repaint?


I assume that you're asking for this because you're not insured?



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  #2422850 18-Feb-2020 08:03
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As Frankv noted size could be the problem - most Auckland Libraries use Ultimaker maximum size around 230mm cubed.


May be worth playing with a cellphone photogrammy app to see if you can scan the broken part and use CAD to make a model - some options here


May need to print in parts and glue (usually epoxy) together


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  #2422879 18-Feb-2020 08:47
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Getting it 3d scanned alone is likely to cost more than the latvian part + shipping.

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  #2422943 18-Feb-2020 09:27
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Agreed. That is complex to model. So unless you can do the 3D model yourself, that part from overseas is a pretty good deal.

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  #2423005 18-Feb-2020 10:00
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Thank you all for your valuable input & advice. I appreciate you taking time to share your knowledge & experience.

Next stop - Latvia.

Megabyte - so geek it megahertz

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