Thought this might be handy for you guys. Have any of you done any 3D printing? Materials are getting better so thought it would be worth asking if anyone wants to try it? After anyone who wants to test them? RDM - (CAD Designer) has been generous enough to give us access to FREE 3d Print finbox templates!
So all you need to do is just go to this link http://sanded.com.au/3d_fin_boxes_28.html
Look for the design you are after - click on and download - send to a 3d printer - then use in your boards! 6 different designs - different sizes to fit most fins - AND ALL OF THEM FREE TO USE!! Please post pics on how the designs went as I'm interested to see and get feedback. Thanks
Sanded - any feedback on the boxes.
3D Printed using recycled plastic filament
View this post on Instagram
Are plastic fins strong enough.
There is a lot of pressure put on the base of the fin when turning.
I made a gullwing fin out of perspex put it in my mal, surfed it just as a single fin and first surf out the Pass on a small day on the fifth wave it snapped.
There is a detailed thread about 3D printed fins on Swaylocks by Mr Mik.
He runs carbon fiber rods from the tab into the fin to solve the weakness problem at the fin base.