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  1. gibbage's Avatar
    Im sure some of you have been following me and eagerly awaiting this news, but its official! The first 3D printed 920 case has been sent to the printers!!! I will get it back around 3/20 and see if it fits!!!

    The one thing I really need is to find someone local in the Newcastle/Renton Washington area for a test. I want to make sure it fits, and is useable in every day life. Anyone up for volunteering?

    Here is the initial print design. Its based off the same "spider web" design as my first 8X case, but there will be many more designs once the case is confirmed to fit and work well. If anyone has any idea's for designs, im all ears!

    920_case_01.jpg
    intgom, Muessig, tcadbury and 9 others like this.
    03-12-2013 02:31 PM
  2. Narse77's Avatar
    Very cool! How tough is the material?
    03-12-2013 03:41 PM
  3. Derek De Souza's Avatar
    Would love to try one and might possibly make a video about it too :)
    03-12-2013 05:59 PM
  4. tcadbury's Avatar
    Let me know if you open up the testing to California :)
    03-12-2013 06:00 PM
  5. peachy001's Avatar
    Got to see you got the 920 one up there.
    03-12-2013 06:05 PM
  6. PugsFD's Avatar
    I'm not local, I'm in Arkansas but I would definitely be willing to trial it for ya. I'm a firefighter\paramedic and I use a 920 everyday so I promise it will get put through its paces. PM me if you'd like.
    03-12-2013 06:25 PM
  7. wtupyo's Avatar
    Would love to test out on my 920 - living up in Alaska, highly involved in the automotive community (latest events are ice racing on frozen lake! we had Hot Rod Magazine up last month racing with us!) and we spend lots of time outside, and it's getting into breakup season now so it's gross outside, but still cold. I'd say perfect environment for all around testing.

    I'd even chip in on shipping cost if you needed help with testing.
    03-12-2013 06:39 PM
  8. gibbage's Avatar
    The material used is a very strong nylon that's seared together using lasers and is amazingly strong. I will post a link to a Yt video a little later once I get home.
    03-12-2013 06:39 PM
  9. uptempo777's Avatar
    I'd love to volunteer as well. I tend to be VERY KLUTZY so it would be great to give it a shot and handle me dropping my phone only way too often.

    Thanks!
    03-12-2013 06:42 PM
  10. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Any chance of UK testers? Especially from a clumsy butterfingers?
    03-12-2013 07:19 PM
  11. Comrade427's Avatar
    I'd be interested in buying something like this. I like the open back, allowing my 920 to breathe. I've already had some heat issues. Testing would be cool too, of course. :)
    03-12-2013 07:38 PM
  12. MadSci2's Avatar
    Happy to try one! But my 920 is sporting a ZAGG film, so sit would be tested with it onn to get info on whether the case can be used on "wrapped" phones 😁
    03-12-2013 07:50 PM
  13. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    UK volunteering - got choice between red/yellow/white Lumia 920. Gimme a shout if need be!
    03-12-2013 08:41 PM
  14. tylo5's Avatar
    would love to try it out! You need a tester in Ohio right?!
    03-13-2013 12:03 AM
  15. eolorvida's Avatar
    Make it available internationally! i will definitely buy that! Here in the Philippines! ^_^
    03-13-2013 12:49 AM
  16. dawn mari's Avatar
    I would love to try one of these cases on my Lumia 920 if you want testers from various areas. Some ideas.....a thin case covering only the sides and back, that type of case has worked best for me or covering the back and two areas near the top and bottom on each side, colors, stripes, stars, and other simple patterns.
    03-13-2013 01:25 AM
  17. gibbage's Avatar
    OK. Just an update. I had a lot of questions about the material and how strong it is. Its VERY VERY strong.

    How strong is White Strong & Flexible? - YouTube

    Yes, I do plan on international sales. I have a company im looking at in the EU to print the phone cases.

    Progress is VERY slow since this is all happening out of my own pocket, and quite frankly, I don't have much in those pockets!!! I have already spend hundreds of $$ on test prints, 3D scans, and supplies for this as it is. I don't have money to spend shipping someone a case, so that's why im hoping to find someone in the Seattle area willing to give it a test. Surely there is someone in the REDMOND area that has this phone?
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    03-13-2013 01:34 AM
  18. JacksonSQD's Avatar
    Not sure if this helps, but this Australian would be willing to test it out for you. :P
    03-13-2013 03:50 AM
  19. ramagarhwal's Avatar
    Very cool! How tough is the material?
    03-13-2013 05:23 AM
  20. Ocelott's Avatar
    I would love to try a test case out
    03-13-2013 09:18 AM
  21. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I would love to test the case out! I'm in the US. AT&T Lumia 920, yellow.
    03-13-2013 09:20 AM
  22. Curtieson's Avatar
    OK. Just an update. I had a lot of questions about the material and how strong it is. Its VERY VERY strong.

    How strong is White Strong & Flexible? - YouTube

    Yes, I do plan on international sales. I have a company im looking at in the EU to print the phone cases.

    Progress is VERY slow since this is all happening out of my own pocket, and quite frankly, I don't have much in those pockets!!! I have already spend hundreds of $$ on test prints, 3D scans, and supplies for this as it is. I don't have money to spend shipping someone a case, so that's why im hoping to find someone in the Seattle area willing to give it a test. Surely there is someone in the REDMOND area that has this phone?
    Is there a way that you could just send the prints to local 3D Printing stores? I don't know how you plan to make a profit off of your time / design, but I would suspect that is by selling your plans to people for simple printing...so sharing the plans could be out of the question...? Can you print remotely? As in, connect a printer in Ohio to your computer in Washington via the internet so the actual plans never leave your 'hands'.

    I have no idea how much all that would cost either...they'd probably charge me $200, haha.
    03-13-2013 09:33 AM
  23. phenominho's Avatar
    I live in the Newcastle/Renton Area and I have a Nokia L920! Let me know how I can help!
    03-13-2013 09:41 AM
  24. WinFan1's Avatar
    This american in Boston would like to test one out.
    03-13-2013 12:43 PM
  25. gibbage's Avatar
    Is there a way that you could just send the prints to local 3D Printing stores? I don't know how you plan to make a profit off of your time / design, but I would suspect that is by selling your plans to people for simple printing...so sharing the plans could be out of the question...? Can you print remotely? As in, connect a printer in Ohio to your computer in Washington via the internet so the actual plans never leave your 'hands'.

    I have no idea how much all that would cost either...they'd probably charge me $200, haha.
    I work with a company called Shapeways. I send them the file, and they handle the store front, production, and shipping, and I make a little money on each phone. There are a few local 3D printing shops, but they are all very busy and charge a lot. Shapeways has about a two week lead time on orders, so for fast turn around I spend about 3x more and have it printed at a faster company. The faster prints get back to me in about 5 days, but cost me 60$ each!!! Its not possible to sell cases at that price, so I use shapeways.
    03-13-2013 01:54 PM
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