Betamax resurrection

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Remember those old Betamax machines from your childhood?  Well, believe it or not, some people still use them but they are no longer made, so that means replacement parts can be hard to come by.   

We had a customer come to use with a broken gear used in the eject mechanism in a Betamax machine.  This is a common piece to fail and he's been uanble to find replacemnent parts.  Since we had an orignial, we were able to recreate a digital file using calipers to measure it and use it for visual reference.   We printed a test print in PLA so the client could test fit and see if it worked.  It did!  So he ordered a small batch 3d printed in a stonger nylon material.


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