02-21-2018 10:10 PM
I was wondering if lenovo has CAD models of their laptops available? I've never heard of a manufacturer ever doing this, but I figured I may as well ask.
I wasn't really happy with the only protective case I could find for my new laptop (the iPearl mCover series that you usually see on school loaner laptops), So I figured I'd make my own and 3D print in in maybe a softer nylon or a 95A polyeurathane rubber.
My other option is to see if the university has a 3d scanner big enough for 15" laptop but the actual model would give me the most accurate result.
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02-26-2018 04:01 AM
02-27-2018 10:14 PM - edited 02-27-2018 10:15 PM
Yeah I've been searching the usual sites (grabcad, thingiverse, etc) and no luck there.
I've been experimenting with basically doing guess and check: approximating the radius and end position of the bottom curves and side angle, and then 3d printing a ridgid section to put up against it to see how close I am.
That and I realized I can attach it a lot easier by getting longer screws for the ones going around the perimeter,so it being an exact fit doesn't matter so much.
Edit: I bet if I wait a couple years someone will have done this, but with my luck I would've dropped it and bent in the frame by then.