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3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:16 pm

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:22 am
MOT and Boston Charlie can be my Beta testers. You guys can have some of the adapters for free if you provide feedback. Does that sound OK?
Sounds like a great bargain. Thank you.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm

This project is not for me, so my opinion is moot.
But seems a big gap when using a bracelet.
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:00 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
This project is not for me, so my opinion is moot.
But seems a big gap when using a bracelet.
That is a fair point. I am not sure if it is this particular bracelet, but when used on other watches there is also quite a gap. I may need to move those holes a bit more back so long as the NATO can handle it.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:09 pm

I think leather tends to fill a gap more than metal does, so that could come into play.
Also could be because the bracelet is stainless instead of black, so more of a noticeable contrast.
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by BostonCharlie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:45 pm

Sporkboy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:22 am
MOT and Boston Charlie can be my Beta testers. You guys can have some of the adapters for free if you provide feedback. Does that sound OK?
I would enjoy the opportunity to help test them, but I don't have many strap options for that purpose. In fact, I only have natos. Maybe somebody else would be a better beta tester? Also: the only Gs I could test with are a couple squares, while the adapter should also work with model DW6900, etc. It would be nice to test them with these other models, too.

Here is a list of models compatible with the JaysAndKays adapters, if that's any guide -- I copied it from their etsy page. It includes DW5600, so I figure your adapter should fit them too:
DW5600/GW5600
DW6600
DW6900/G6900 (Does NOT fit X6900)
DW9000/DW9050/DW9052
G7900
G8900
GA100/GA110/GD100/GA120/GD110/GLS100/GD120
G9100
GW9200
G9300
GW9400 Rangeman
Maybe you should accept a volunteer who is better equipped than I. Better testing -> better product -> everybody benefits. I think what you're doing is awesome -- the proprietary lugs on Gs have always bugged me because I want to be able to change straps (and the JaysAndKays are too big imo).
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by BostonCharlie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:48 pm

Sporkboy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:09 pm
OK, some shots on leather. Still a gap, but not nearly as bad as before.
...[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201903 ... f50b06.jpg[/IMG]
That is looking good. What strap is that?
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:55 pm

BostonCharlie wrote:
Sporkboy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:09 pm
OK, some shots on leather. Still a gap, but not nearly as bad as before.
...[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201903 ... f50b06.jpg[/IMG]
That is looking good. What strap is that?
It came on my Berny, which is a Mondaine homage.
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3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:30 pm

BostonCharlie wrote:
Sporkboy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:22 am
MOT and Boston Charlie can be my Beta testers. You guys can have some of the adapters for free if you provide feedback. Does that sound OK?
I would enjoy the opportunity to help test them, but I don't have many strap options for that purpose. In fact, I only have natos. Maybe somebody else would be a better beta tester? Also: the only Gs I could test with are a couple squares, while the adapter should also work with model DW6900, etc. It would be nice to test them with these other models, too.

Here is a list of models compatible with the JaysAndKays adapters, if that's any guide -- I copied it from their etsy page. It includes DW5600, so I figure your adapter should fit them too:
DW5600/GW5600
DW6600
DW6900/G6900 (Does NOT fit X6900)
DW9000/DW9050/DW9052
G7900
G8900
GA100/GA110/GD100/GA120/GD110/GLS100/GD120
G9100
GW9200
G9300
GW9400 Rangeman
Maybe you should accept a volunteer who is better equipped than I. Better testing -> better product -> everybody benefits. I think what you're doing is awesome -- the proprietary lugs on Gs have always bugged me because I want to be able to change straps (and the JaysAndKays are too big imo).
Your arguments make sense, though once I get my feedback I will send you a few sets anyway. It is the least I can do for all that you have contributed. I will open up the Beta test slot to someone else.

If anyone has a number of Models from the list above and is interested in testing some NATO/strap adapters and providing feedback, please let me know.

As these are prototypes and are 3D printed they aren’t as sturdy as injection molded plastic. I haven’t had any of these explode for a couple of days, but there is always some amount of risk involved with 3D printed parts.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by BostonCharlie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Sporkboy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:30 pm
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Your arguments make sense, though once I get my feedback I will send you a few sets anyway. It is the least I can do for all that you have contributed. ...
While I dispute whether I'm the most deserving, I accept your generosity greedily. :-)
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:00 pm

BostonCharlie wrote: While I dispute whether I'm the most deserving, I accept your generosity greedily. :-)
That is all I ever wanted.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by quincas » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:01 pm

Subscribed!

Very interesting project! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:14 pm

I tested the last design to failure and both adapters broke at the same point, which was completely expected given the orientation of the layer lines and the thinnest part of the adapter.

I am going to see if I can thicken this area enough to add strength without doing anything hideous.

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The other options to resolve this are a new material or another orientation. I will try another orientation, but it will likely do interesting things to the finish and could increase post processing time.
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Re: 3D Printed 5600 NATO Adapters- Work In Progress

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Post by Sporkboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:28 am

Added 2 little wedges to the design to try to shore up the arms. This is rev. 1.5
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Here is the plate I am currently printing they are all rev. 1.5. A set of upright adapters and 2 with different print angles.
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