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Car Suspension Spacers

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Just a case of where having a 3D printer made life easy.

I needed to get some very simple spacers machined to fit between the upper spring seat and the spherical bearing in the camber adjustable strut top on my new suspension. I wanted the machined part to be done once, with no trial and error, so I drew up some spacers, printed them out, made adjustments, printed again until I was happy with the fit. Then gave the final drawing to a machinist and had the parts made out of 316 stainless steel. The end result was spot on :)

Love being able to hold my design in my hand and test fit before getting the final part made.

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That's what it's all about! We print lots of parts, only to tweak, redesign and print again. We have in-house manufacturing, but I have found that the printer doesn't gripe about going from V1 to V1.1...V1.2...V1.3 like an operator does.

It may take longer than machining, but the important thing is it takes longer all by itself without an operator watching it and doesn't take longer in the middle of my production flow!

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