Model Karmas... - Fisker Buzz Forums
Fisker Buzz Forums

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
SoCalGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA/NYC
Posts: 1,975
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Default Model Karmas...

So I've been pestering Fisker's marketing group for a while (1.5 years) to get a desktop model of the Karma... and I suspect its still months away. I've found a number of 3D models online of the Karma by enthusiasts and I've also found a number of 3D prototyping/printing companies available as well (you upload your 3D file and they 'print' it in a 3D plastic model).

Has anyone had experience using the 3D printers/rapid prototypers? What I'm thinking is I could buy the 3D .obj model of the Karma and then upload that to one of these 3D prototyping companies to have it made (should cost about $300-400). Would be curious if anyone on this forum has experience with this or has done this before.
SoCalGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
So I've been pestering Fisker's marketing group for a while (1.5 years) to get a desktop model of the Karma... and I suspect its still months away. I've found a number of 3D models online of the Karma by enthusiasts and I've also found a number of 3D prototyping/printing companies available as well (you upload your 3D file and they 'print' it in a 3D plastic model).

Has anyone had experience using the 3D printers/rapid prototypers? What I'm thinking is I could buy the 3D .obj model of the Karma and then upload that to one of these 3D prototyping companies to have it made (should cost about $300-400). Would be curious if anyone on this forum has experience with this or has done this before.
Why would Fisker give out their IP, so everyone can copy and modify?
Sparky168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
SoCalGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA/NYC
Posts: 1,975
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky168
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
So I've been pestering Fisker's marketing group for a while (1.5 years) to get a desktop model of the Karma... and I suspect its still months away. I've found a number of 3D models online of the Karma by enthusiasts and I've also found a number of 3D prototyping/printing companies available as well (you upload your 3D file and they 'print' it in a 3D plastic model).

Has anyone had experience using the 3D printers/rapid prototypers? What I'm thinking is I could buy the 3D .obj model of the Karma and then upload that to one of these 3D prototyping companies to have it made (should cost about $300-400). Would be curious if anyone on this forum has experience with this or has done this before.
Why would Fisker give out their IP, so everyone can copy and modify?
We're not talking about the EVer drivetrain here just just the external design of the Karma ... same as Ferrari, Lambo, Aston Martin, Audi etc.... It's done all the time. Check out Maisto's catalog: http://www.maisto.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=1 39
SoCalGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky168
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
So I've been pestering Fisker's marketing group for a while (1.5 years) to get a desktop model of the Karma... and I suspect its still months away. I've found a number of 3D models online of the Karma by enthusiasts and I've also found a number of 3D prototyping/printing companies available as well (you upload your 3D file and they 'print' it in a 3D plastic model).

Has anyone had experience using the 3D printers/rapid prototypers? What I'm thinking is I could buy the 3D .obj model of the Karma and then upload that to one of these 3D prototyping companies to have it made (should cost about $300-400). Would be curious if anyone on this forum has experience with this or has done this before.
Why would Fisker give out their IP, so everyone can copy and modify?
We're not talking about the EVer drivetrain here just just the external design of the Karma ... same as Ferrari, Lambo, Aston Martin, Audi etc.... It's done all the time. Check out Maisto's catalog: http://www.maisto.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=1 39
There is a difference between a 3D model from an enthusiast and Fisker in my mind. From an enthusiast, you can make toys. With the Fisker model, you can actually make the part. See this TED Talk.
I guess we are talking apple and orange. :P

Video Title : Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing
Video HomePage : http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printing.html
Date : Jan 2012
Event Name : TEDSalon London Spring 2011
Duration : 14:49
Download Location : http://download.ted.com/talks/LisaHarouni_2011S.mp4
Sparky168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

I have access to a 3-D printer. Where can I find a file online?
Skibum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Fabulist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 4,659
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 402 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skibum
I have access to a 3-D printer. Where can I find a file online?
Just have these guys, or these guys [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11QBW1z1B2s[/video]
scan your car for you.
Fabulist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
SoCalGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA/NYC
Posts: 1,975
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skibum
I have access to a 3-D printer. Where can I find a file online?
Skibum... check out this site:

http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/vehicle/cars/sedan/c/fisker-karma-2012

Let me know if that is printable with your printer - would be cool to have one for my desk!
SoCalGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
rex
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

I'd love a 1:18 scale fisker karma. If you crack it, let me know where I can order one. The die cast folks don't seem to have them the way they do for Ferrari, Porsche, etc.
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 11:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

Checking with machinist...will report out...
Skibum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Model Karmas...

From my machinist: "We need an .stl file for the printer. I can start with a .spt (solidpart) file and convert to an .stl but they are not offering that file type either. "

Sorry folks.
Skibum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fisker Karmas at the Danville D-Elegance Sep 16 Dave_Car_Guy Northern California 8 11-20-2014 02:25 AM
Photos of Karmas with window tint? SoCalGuy Fisker Karma Modifications 20 11-01-2013 12:20 PM
Laguna Karmas are on a boat ct-fiskerbuzz Fisker Karma 10 08-23-2012 12:33 AM
Karmas in Silicon Valley dennis Northern California 8 03-30-2012 01:35 AM
Karmas on the "Glorious Leader" brian Fisker Karma 23 12-10-2011 10:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.