Battery cover printed at shapeways

Boudewijn wankelwankel at
Wed Jan 11 14:17:15 CET 2012

On Wednesday 11 January 2012 13:34:24 Alexander Lehner wrote:
> Hello,
> today I've received my battery cover printed at shapeways with the
> material type 'frosted ultra detail'.
> Pictures here:
> apeways
> The cover has a perfect fit and the same flexibility as the original part.
> The details of the small noses are very fine and match exactly into their
> slots.
> I unfortunately forgot who did the re-design of the cad data.
> Could this guy probably put the front-cover into the shapeways market as
> well?
> I would be willing to take over the production costs. The backside part
> was around 40 EUR.
> BTW, whoever needs a battery cover - I've got one to give away for free
> now ;)
> Alex.

I agree with Patryk, great! Do you have an idea how shapeways calculates the 
price? I used to think it was about volume of used material, but I come to 
suspect it is about the volume of the smallest box that fits the printed 

The kitchen balance ran out of batterys, I guess the weight of the cover is 
about 20 grams. Without the clips the volume would be much smaller. Levs 
suggestion of replacing the clips with screws might be economically viable, 
even if the mechanics are precise enough (as long as it brings back the price 
of the cover by 70%...).


PS, I saw you already forwarded to GTA4-owners, I took the liberty of CC as 
well. What is handy in this regard? I think actually there are few non-
openmoko-listers that are on gta4-owners. I don't know mailinglist-etiquette 
in this regard and my mail client at least does not combine shared threads to 
different mailing lists.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/pkcs7-signature
Size: 1967 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the devel mailing list