Plating Projects

As a company, we like to keep our hand in with the plating process. We believe this is key to giving accurate and realistic advice to our customers. On this page you can keep up to date with our current plating projects, and be inspired to start your own! 

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Bike Computer Mount

Our latest project is not a plating project but a 3D printing project.
It started off with a request to replace a small mount for a bicycle computer which had broken and was in need of replacement. You can see and image of the original part below. 


This part was then measured, sketched and modelled in 3D. This 3D model was then transferred to a 3D printing software called Cura, which prepares the file for printing by slicing it into layers, adding supports and then sending the code over to the printer. 


The final print has come out well! It was printed in PETG, a relatively strong but flexible material which was suited for the job. One downside of PETG is that it can often leave little hairs as a result of the printing process. A little more cleaning and then this part is ready to fit. 

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