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    Question Printing phone case

    Hi guys i want to design some phone case for my phone (xiaomi) but i cant find any .stl file for my xiaomi phone. Im afraid after i printed the design out the size can’t matched with my phone. Do you have any suggestion what should i do? I know there are some 3d scanner but i think that quite expensive is there any other alternative?

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    well, first get a 3d printer :-)

    you'll find most phones of a similiar screen size are very similiarl in shape also.
    So with a little resizing you can most likely adapt existing cases to fit your phone.

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    I Did a quick search on thingiverse and found many (xiaomi) phone cases. Depending on your model number.

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    Well with Netfabb you can always do some measurements to see if it will fit.
    Since you can buy about 1,000 phone cases for the price of a workable 3D scanner.

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    ah thanks for your info guys

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    Student BrandonMet's Avatar
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    Well, you can actually download the sizes from the internet and just write them on a 3d printer, if you have one, if not, I definitely recommend you buying one, you won't regret it for sure. I bought my 3d printer for about 2 years ago and till now, I managed to print a lot of useful things, starting with Iphone cases and finishing with different useful things for my home. I managed to do a lot of things that I use for my home, different cups, flowers, spoons, even a matching gear which I use for one mechanism in my room. I know guys that printed different car details, sculptures, computer cases, someone even printed a pair of shoes. Yeah, it is impressive to have such a technology at your home.
    Last edited by BrandonMet; 09-29-2020 at 12:23 PM.

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    you can design your cases depending on your phone model by buying best 3D printer. after that if you do google search you can do lot of useful things.

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    I think it's pretty expensive to buy a 3D printer to print a couple of cases) It will be helpful only if you decide to open your production of cases XD. Maybe you would try to order a case and check from the designer the size of the image? Choose a photo or image you want and send it to the designer. I think this would be the best option. I purchased my CaseFace from this online store. Find out from them! By the way, I wonder what design you chose for your case? I love phone cases with cartoon or anime characters. And I also want to order a cover with the image of my cat. I have a great photo of a fluffy beauty!

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