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Did a quick search and didn’t find a answer.
Has anyone come up with an adapter that lets the V1 mount to the ecort mag mount?
Just thinking that down the road it might be a project that I’ld play with
Have made adapters for my other detectors so they all work the the mag mount...
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Since no one answered, guess it hasn’t been done. Have thought about it and know what to do. It’s frustrating that since the company I work for was acquired I’m not allowed to use the Bridgeport anymore. Guess I’m going to have to learn 3D printing. Library says it’s available.
  • We can only print .stl files. Limit of one file per request. File size must be less than 30MB.
  • We do all of our 3-D printing using Makerbot PLA filament
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  • This is going to take awhile
  • I miss Tapatalk this is so screwed up
 
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I’ve never seen (nor looked for) such a thing. If you come up with something, let us know!
 

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I will mention that after testing a number of PLA designs I made in Fusion 360 for an automotive environment, the first thing you will realize once you've got your design to the point that you can print a suitable test object, you will find that PLA will not hold up for virtually anything that has any weight bearing or stressed regions. Even items that only has to sustain it's own weight will in short order deform with the temperatures common in a parked vehicle.

At that point, you will quickly realize that in order to upgrade the material, you have to move up the tiers to a considerably more expensive printer. Please know this in advance before wasting your money and time on an entry level printer. I hope this helps.
 

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PETG will work well for any mount in a parked vehicle. UV and heat don't have the same impact.

An Ender3 (~$230) can print PETG. I use a CR-10S (~$430) and print PETG with no issue, but it takes tweaking to find the right settings. Cost of PETG is similar to that of PLA. If you decide to move forward with a 3D printer I can share settings for PETG to get you going.

Here is a 3D printed V1 mount you can use as a base for a design.
 
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Thanks for sharing intel on the Ender3. I'll have to look that up. The good new is, there is new technology coming rapidly so hardware, software, and the media will only continue to improve pretty dramatically.
 

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Thanks for sharing intel on the Ender3. I'll have to look that up. The good new is, there is new technology coming rapidly so hardware, software, and the media will only continue to improve pretty dramatically.
If you have a design you can also give it to 3D Hub or similar company to print. It just gets expensive over time and if the design isn't 100% it's not a cost efficient method for prototyping a design.
 

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Yep, I have some designs on Thingiverse too, and am aware of the 3rd party printing options. Tried it once, and was shocked at how poorly the print came out. I'll not try it again. Most of my designs are more for household repair or convenience items, in low heat environments, so I'm good for now. I actually use my printer pretty infrequently, so no real need to upgrade immediately. While polymer 3D printing has a place, I don't 3D print as a priority - In many cases, alternative materials are superior all respects, and often, much faster to fabricate. For my V1 permanent mount, I used aluminum bar, a couple of screws, nylock, and the stock bracket - basically copying this product:


Took 1/2 hour max - Works like a charm.
 
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Yep, I have some designs on Thingiverse too, and am aware of the 3rd party printing options. Tried it once, and was shocked at how poorly the print came out. I'll not try it again. Most of my designs are more for household repair or convenience items, in low heat environments, so I'm good for now. I actually use my printer pretty infrequently, so no real need to upgrade immediately.
I was half asleep and realized afterwards I was replying to someone with a printer.

Yeah I was worried about ordering 3D prints. I'd love to try their CNC service though. I'd imagine with the cost of the machinery the people handling the orders would be decent.

Printing is fun, but when you run into an issue it is so time consuming. Recently I've had a couple large prints fail 3-4 days into the print and it annoys me to no end
 

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I was half asleep and realized afterwards I was replying to someone with a printer.

Yeah I was worried about ordering 3D prints. I'd love to try their CNC service though. I'd imagine with the cost of the machinery the people handling the orders would be decent.

Printing is fun, but when you run into an issue it is so time consuming. Recently I've had a couple large prints fail 3-4 days into the print and it annoys me to no end
You and I both brother. I've had some big failures while learning myself, and you feel like tossing the printer out the window sometimes. Using Fusion 360 has broadened my knowledge/experience many times over, and it's very gratifying for sure - that's when things work out as anticipated. However, bringing visions to life can be quite a bumpy road with a number of revisions, and in most cases, this is a rather enormous time sucker, which I don't have a abundance of unfortunately. Cheers!
 

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You and I both brother. I've had some big failures while learning myself, and you feel like tossing the printer out the window sometimes. Using Fusion 360 has broadened my knowledge/experience many times over, and it's very gratifying for sure - that's when things work out as anticipated. However, bringing visions to life can be quite a bumpy road with a number of revisions, and in most cases, this is a rather enormous time sucker, which I don't have a abundance of unfortunately. Cheers!
Yeah I bought mine for one specific project and it requires printing a 390mm tall piece that isn't very thick and must be in PETG. It doesn't turn out very good from shaking so I have to do a custom support. If I had to do it over again I would have bought the CR-10S5 so I didn't have to stand it up.
 

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