That time of the year to drag out all Christmas decorations to show the neighborhood how high your electricity bill will be this month .
Last year one of our lamp posts got blown over and Broke the thin metal post mount.
Using our Pop 2 and some trial and error got a decent scan to model off of to make a split cap for a decent repair.
Using GOM Inspect, first we align the model:
Then after importing the mesh to Fusion 360, and more time than needed thanks to OCD. The Cap was modeled:
Next up Cura: (disclaimer I did clip the bottom for an even simpler cap, no other reason other than shorter print time just in case shrinkage bites me on fitment. )
Due to the cooler climate PLA+ was chosen from easy and quick test print…
Shrinken did make it a little tighter than planned but a little heat and super glue and she’s good as new… another decoration saved from the landfill.
If it breaks, another can be had in less than 3hrs…
Good to be taking breaks from racecars for honey-do lists