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The 3D printer that I have access to cannot use metals, and even if it could that would be a bad idea as it is mounted on a plastic cylinder. Over time the metal would rub down the plastic mounting due to it being harder and eventually it would break. If the mounting broke you would have no choice but to replace the whole shelf.

The best material I could use to make this in theory would be a fiberglass and carbon mixture. Using that would triple the material cost to make it not to mention the time cost to manually add in the carbon layers at the appropriate coordinates and angles. I would need to see if the printer I have access to can use this material as it is relatively new and may require specific hardware to use.

it is not too difficult to place a plastic washer between the metal bracket and the plastic mounting... If some one know how to work on aluminum, it will be much simplier than the printing machine....
 

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it is not too difficult to place a plastic washer between the metal bracket and the plastic mounting... If some one know how to work on aluminum, it will be much simplier than the printing machine....
Printing would be easier to produce multiple precise replicas whereas hand fabrication when dealing with something that is precise to the micron is impossible.
 

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I have some good news and some bad news...

The good news: I printed a prototype for the trunk divider peg in faaaabulous pink!



The bad news: I accidentally used the default scale of mm > Inches (did not watch it print so I did not realize it until it was too late) and it resulted in a slight... complication. :grin: (original part for comparison)



Going to re-print it soon in mm > cm so hopefully I can report back on fitment and if all goes well do some durability testing!
 

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Finally got around to printing it at the proper size!



It turns out I made the main cylinder a little too thick and as a result I had to modify it's design a bit more along with one or two other minor tweaks. Aside from being too thick (which I solved on the current model with a dremel) it fit perfectly!

Feeling confident that the next iteration will be close... stay tuned!
 

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These are excellent instructions. I decided to investigate this morning and found that sure enough one of the pegs needs repair. Unfortunately I also found that the right hand side one has been repaired previously and that whoever did it had tightened the retaining screw so tight the spigot it screws into has broken away from the divider. Not sure if araldite will be up to that but I guess it is worth a shot
 

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Hello! This is Robertgp I am new in this forum, I am an user from the spanish mb forum.

In my case I had the same problem both parts broke and the mechasism did not work and I had to force the shelf to open the roof. Because of that I made the same as the last posts making the part using a 3D printer. The result was excellent and I actually replaced both psrts for my 3D printed ones and it works perfectly.

Best regards.

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Hello! This is Robertgp I am new in this forum, I am an user from the spanish mb forum.

In my case I had the same problem both parts broke and the mechasism did not work and I had to force the shelf to open the roof. Because of that I made the same as the last posts making the part using a 3D printer. The result was excellent and I actually replaced both psrts for my 3D printed ones and it works perfectly.

Best regards.

Robert

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Thank you for this! The trunk partition closed is an intermittent error for me, but this will help in trying to located the issue.
 

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After reading this thread I have also 3D printed my own parts for my 2009 200 Kompressor. They turned out ok and work well, however durability is yet to be proven.

I have posted the 3D files on a community 3D printer file sharing site if anyone wants to try them.
Go to: Thingiverse (website)
Search: Mercedes SLK Boot Separator Catch
This will supply you the base .stl printer file which, to my understanding, is fully editable if you want to tweek it.
 

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After reading this thread I have also 3D printed my own parts for my 2009 200 Kompressor. They turned out ok and work well, however durability is yet to be proven.

I have posted the 3D files on a community 3D printer file sharing site if anyone wants to try them.
Go to: Thingiverse (website)
Search: Mercedes SLK Boot Separator Catch
This will supply you the base .stl printer file which, to my understanding, is fully editable if you want to tweek it.
Thanks for the share. :tu:

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My left pegs broke and a guy from work has offered to print me one if I have an stil file, so I'll be taking a look tonight after work.

Thanks for sharing :smile:

After reading this thread I have also 3D printed my own parts for my 2009 200 Kompressor. They turned out ok and work well, however durability is yet to be proven.

I have posted the 3D files on a community 3D printer file sharing site if anyone wants to try them.
Go to: Thingiverse (website)
Search: Mercedes SLK Boot Separator Catch
This will supply you the base .stl printer file which, to my understanding, is fully editable if you want to tweek it.
 

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Hi,
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I did not print myself.
I did that through a pro 3D shop in PARIS
Stereoleapâ„¢ - Impression 3D à Paris
they have the files - let me know if they print and send you. or if they print and I can send you in case.
I order the print 2 days ago. this are my reference in the shop : Vous trouverez ci-jont votre devis 18020449, d’un montant total de 17,00€,euros
pour l’impression 3D de x2 pièces symétriques en PLA blanc.

you can order the same


Let me know.
stereoleap.com
 

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Hi,
to NGUYENPHANANH
(I cannot send private message)
I did not print myself.
I did that through a pro 3D shop in PARIS
Stereoleapâ„¢ - Impression 3D à Paris
they have the files - let me know if they print and send you. or if they print and I can send you in case.
I order the print 2 days ago. this are my reference in the shop : Vous trouverez ci-jont votre devis 18020449, d’un montant total de 17,00€,euros
pour l’impression 3D de x2 pièces symétriques en PLA blanc.

you can order the same


Let me know.
stereoleap.com

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Both of mine broke, repaired with super glue before reading this (durr). Lets hope it holds. Great idea to 3D print part. Got some clever people on here. Did they ever get made?
Just listening to Tina Turner singing Proud Mary on Spotify. Wow. Seen her twice. Once in Boston UK about 1980 (Got shake her) and again at Birmingham, again uk, NEC about 1986. Guess what going see the Tina Turner musical in London in July, can't wait
 

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I have same issue and plan to fix it as first entry but unfortunately i cant see the pictures. Is there anyone who can help me to see pictures on first entry?
 

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I have same issue and plan to fix it as first entry but unfortunately i cant see the pictures. Is there anyone who can help me to see pictures on first entry?
are you on a phone?
if so, get out of enhanced mode
or get off phone on to a pc or tablet
 
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