Make Your Own iPhone Case, and More

By on March 15th, 2012 in Design, models


There’s a great Instructable now available showing how to design and 3D print an iPhone case. 
You might not find that particularly interesting, but we found one aspect quite intriguing. It was the method of design. While one might simply obtain the dimensions of an iPhone and then design around that, the Intstructable did something a little different. 
A library search revealed a complete, accurate 3D model of an iPhone (at GrabCAD). This model was imported and then the case was modeled directly around the 3D iPhone model. No measurements, just use the “actual” item. 
We think this technique could prove quite useful for a number of other 3D modeling challenges. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!