3D Printed Parts for R2D2

05/07/20 - Welcome to the Media Conversions  R2-3D 3D printed parts web pages. These pages are being revised. New models are being posted. Just added Ankle Side Details! It's a time consuming process. If you've got a particular item you are looking for, and it's not here, contact me at fpirz (at) media (dash) conversions (dot) net.

Background - A little bit about 3D printing and how I got to where I am now.

There's lots more to building a droid than meets the eye. There are an incredible number of small parts that are, in some cases, rather difficult to machine. Trust me, before I decided that 3D printing had matured enough to print parts I spend a bit of time trying to figure out how to machine the small parts for R2. Most of them are beyond my ability to manufacture with the tools I've got available. While I'm not a master of 3D printing I've seen what it's capable of doing.

R2D2 3D Part Models
As part of the design process I create 3D models of the R2 parts that I'm building. The published models are based on the R2BC drawings now being called CS:L (Club Spec: Legacy). For a while I was publishing 3D models for what was called R2.0. Those parts are now referred to as CS:R (Club Spec: Revisited). The models that were here are obsolete. For more information on the changes see the Droidwiki article "CSR Overview and Files" The new CS:R parts have been released in 3D format. For more information see the Forum thread "Club Spec: Revisited.... "

If I have to make modifications to the parts to make it easier to print them that information will be illustrated, but not published.
I'm using Alibre Design's 3D design package and I'm publishing the models in STEP AP203 (.stp) format in English (inch) units as well as in 3D.pdf format.

Body Parts
Coin Return
Coin Slot Strip
Front Vents
Large Data Port - CS:L - CS:R
Octagon Port - CS:L - CS:R
Pocket Vent
Power Coupling - CS:L - CS:R
Restraining Bolt
Side Vent
Utility Arm - CS:L - CS:R

Ankle & Foot Parts
Ankle Cylinder, Holder & Wedge
Ankle Side Details
Battery Box Harness
Half Moon Details
Hose Fittings

Leg & Shoulder Parts
Leg Struts
Shoulder Buttons

Shoulder Hub
Shoulder Hydraulics
Shoulder Stabilizer

Dome Parts
Dome Bumps
Front & Rear Logic Display
Front & Rear PSI
Radar Eye

Other Parts
Computer Interface Arm
Center Foot & Outer Foot Aprons

Parts Available for Sale (Price List updated 05/07/20)
I'm just starting out building up my list of parts that I can actually print. Printing is harder that 3D modeling in that not everything you can model can be printed with acceptable results. In addition, I like to add features to my parts that make them more useful than standard part designs.
Note that I'm more than willing to make custom versions of 3D printed parts on request. For example see this design for a Modified Utility Arm. There is no charge for the customization, with the caveat that I retain the design information and can sell copies of the part to other R2BC members.

Finishing 3D Printed Parts
If you are not familiar with finishing/painting 3D Printed Parts see the following youtube.com video tutorials posted by MakerBot:
Finishing 3D Prints 101: How to Glue 3D Printed Parts Together
Finishing 3D Prints 101: How to Sand 3D Printed Parts
Finishing 3D Prints 101: How to Paint 3D Printed Parts
Other interesting tutorials you might find useful include:
if you think filler/primer alone will cure all of your problems see: Filler Primer - Will it make 3D Print finishing easier?
and Learning to Airbrush 3D Prints

Other 3D R2D2 sources
Cujo3131's "3D Printable models" thread on Astromech.net

3D Printing Reference Information
Information Sources - 3D printing

Contact Information

Contact me using: fpirz (at) media (dash) conversions (dot) net

Legal Notices
R2D2 is copyright by LucasFilms Ltd. All other material on these pages is copyright Media-Conversions LLC.

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