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Can 3D printing make a difference?

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Can 3D printing make a difference?

#1 Post by vickyperkin » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am

Anything stopping me from 3D printing a whole new chassis for any ThinkPad? There's quite a few models who will benefit from having a much lighter weight, such as the T6x/Tx00 series. I bet someone thought about this before and I'm curious if this is actually feasible. Imagine yourself a T60s!

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Re: Can 3D printing make a difference?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:28 pm

vickyperkin wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am
Anything stopping me from 3D printing a whole new chassis for any ThinkPad? There's quite a few models who will benefit from having a much lighter weight, such as the T6x/Tx00 series.
You're free to try, but note that most of the T6x's weight comes from the internal magnesium frame.
I've yet to hear of a 3D-printable material that's both lighter and has similar strength to AZ91D Magnesium alloy..
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Re: Can 3D printing make a difference?

#3 Post by BillMorrow » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:35 pm

not sure of the intent of this new user, BUT..
locking this topic and will deactivate this user who is listed on stopforumspam.com and who lied in the location showing london as location when from hanoi, vietnam..
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