Ever found yourself sitting in your car and thinking, "Man, this could use a serious upgrade!"? We feel you. It's like that feeling you get when you're about to dive into a plate of nachos, only to realize someone's skimped on the cheese. In our case, the fuse box cover was just begging for a makeover.
So, armed with determination and our highly-capable Shining3D Einstar 3D scanner (basically the superhero of scanning, but without the spandex), we embarked on a mission to transform that bland fuse box cover into something grand. Think: hidden compartment, coin tray, accessory holder. We're on a mission to turn a boring cover into secret storage.
Opening The Fuse Box
Our plan was simple: take that unassuming cover and give it a new purpose in life. Sure, it's been protecting the fuse box, but why not give it another job, as storage for coins, accessories, tools and, more. After all, it's got more room to spare than an ELEGOO Neptune 3 Pro Max!
The Scan Begins
To start, we needed the proper environment for scanning. In this case it's a clean desk free of clutter. After a quick calibration test with Shining3D's included Exstar software, we were good to get this scanning party started.
The 3D scanning process was a breeze. We pulled a true MacGyver move and propped up the fuse cover with some putty and a makeshift plastic stand. We arranged this on a turntable to make scanning the entire object even easier - spinning our way to scanning success.
3D Scan Results
Woah, the Einstar did amazing! Then again, we aren't actually surprised. The Einstar is more than capable of a job like this. It nailed every nook, cranny, and hinge detail. We're talking precision so sharp, it could slice a tomato.
Here's the kicker: measuring those oddly-shaped hinge and lock parts isn't impossible with specialized tools. But we're not looking to spend hours just getting the exact measurement. Instead of wrestling with rulers and getting lost in a maze of measurements, we opted for the 3D scan route. A few minutes of scanning, and voilà! A digital replica with pinpoint precision and no 3D modeling knowledge required.
Finally, time to print!
With the scan all wrapped up and neatly exported as an STL, the only thing left on our checklist was to ship it over to our trusty 3D printer – the ELEGOO Neptune 3 Pro, our always reliable printing MVP.
Then after a touch of slicing wizardry, we hit the print button, held our breath, and... well, first try's the charm, right? Turns out, we nailed it! The printer worked its magic, bringing those crucial hinge and locking tab details to life. And not to toot our own horn, but the redesigned cover turned out so nice we might just have to start selling this too. How's the shape of the 3D printed replacement car part? Success – the cover slipped right into the old spot like it was made from factory. Who would have thought it was this easy to 3D print replacement car parts.
And there you have it, folks! From daydreaming about car upgrades to actually pulling off a 3D-printed masterpiece – it's been a ride. We went from single-purpose cover to extra storage for your special items, all thanks to a little determination and our trusty sidekick, the Shining3D Einstar 3D scanner.
What did you think of the Einstar?
Hope the 3D scanner left you as impressed as it left us! If you're looking to create your own car parts with a 3D scanner, guess what? We've got an offer up our sleeves. During our 3D scanner sale, if you grab the Shining3D Einstar, you'll receive a $100 gift card. Plus, if you swing by and pick it up in-store, we'll throw in a free can of AESUB Blue 3D Scanning spray. Don't think too long on this offer, our stock is limited and running out fast!
Want to learn how you can do a project like this?
Stop by our Tiktok Live-stream for a demo of using 3DMakerPro's Mole 3D Scanner on Wednesday August 30th at 7pm to see how you can use a 3D scanner yourself to recreate your favourite pair of shoes!