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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beogram 4002/4004: Replacement of the Transport Lock Bushings With 3D Printed Parts

I recently got into 3D printing with stereo lithography. This proved a valuable skill for replacing the decayed rubber bushings in the transport locks of my Beogram 4002. Here is a picture of how I found these bushings upon opening the Beogram up:

Clearly the rubber had seen better times. So I removed the fragments and designed a two-part replacement solution with Autodesk Inventor that could be conveniently installed without having to extract the floating turntable chassis. I printed the parts with a Form 1 stereo lithography (SLA) 3D printer, which produces relatively soft and pliable parts, ideal for the task of dampening impact during transport of a precious Beogram! Here is the result of my labor:

The 10-15 micron resolution of these SLA printers is much superior to filament based printers (~100 microns), i.e. it is a much better technology for small parts that need to have an exact fit. In this case, the fit needed to be pretty good to be able to generate a press-fit, that would hold both halves of the bushing in the opening in the chassis. This worked very nicely as you can see in this video, where I demonstrate the installation. Enjoy!:

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