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Print on demand vs international shipping & inventory costs

2012-10-01 19:47:22.765781+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Audio device manufacturer Teenage Engineering publishes free CAD files for knobs and widgets, allowing you to print your own replacement parts.

The shipping costs for the OP-1 accessories were prohibitively high for the Stockholm-based company, so it seemed natural to simply supply the CAD files. Several CAD files are now available as free downloads on Shapeways, in STEP and STL format. The files are free to download, or you can choose to have Shapeways print the pieces for you for a fee.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-01 21:28:06.911747+00 by: meuon

All of a sudden, the new world thinking emerges.

  1. If I use a few of these on something NOT an OP-1.... will I have violated some strange legal agreement?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-02 19:13:20.491439+00 by: petronius

No, but you may find yourself blacklisted by the Brotherhood of Dial, Widget and Handcrank Makers, AFL-CIO