Thanks, Robin. Once again.
Paul’s design and manufacture are impressive although I can’t afford his printer >£2,000.
I might as well buy the real thing at that price! And unless you want a UVEX why not go the extra mile and do a LHiressIII?
I think the sides/case could be aluminium for strength/rigidity. Being plate work it’s relatively easy and avoids a big ‘print job’. That means a smaller printer and associated costs.
Internals are printable which are the difficult bits from an engineering point of view. It also allows experimentation.
Add a few off-the-shelf bits and perhaps this is eminently doable. I’ll pursue that plan.
I think a printer (& software) for Christmas is in order. Need to brush up on the printing methods.
PS. You’re up in my neck of the woods in a couple of weeks for the Newcastle Astro session. If you fancy a pint before or after let me know and I’ll show my appreciation in the usual manner!