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New 3D-printed elements for the IBM Selectric

by | Oct 5, 2023 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

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  1. Peter

    That's a beautiful W! My first thought is how durable these printed type balls may prove to be, compared the OEM ones.

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  2. Joe V

    Surprisingly, the original elements are electroplated plastic resin, not all-metal!

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  3. James Petroski

    Great use of 3D printing. As a technology, it continues to drop in price for ordinary plastics and improve performance with high quality resins. Even if the balls do not last as long as the originals, well, as the saying goes, we'll just make more!

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  4. Gromco

    Is this ball 88 or 92 liters (IBM Selectric I or II, III? Is it possible to do this for a Cyrillic font?

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  5. Richard P

    88 characters. In theory, it's possible to make one with Cyrillic characters. You can contact Dave Hayden through his website.

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