A buddy bought another Judge Dredd and came to me to help fix some nagging issues with the dead world mod. It had a lot of worn parts in that dead world section, including a broken out crane cam at the set screw insert. Since these are unobtainable, I mentioned we might be able to epoxy the broken set screw area, but had one other long shot thought. I wondered if it could possibly be 3D printed. I have another buddy that does a lot with 3D printing for a large computer company and I had finally gotten him to come to TPF last year. So I ran this issue by him, took him the original part and he started taking measurements. That evening he had a nice rendering on the PC and within a day or two was printing out some tests. There were some kinks to work out, but in the end, he was able to 3D print a really good representation of what I brought him. We did not have the brass insert for the set screw, but instead had it threaded into the plastic. I was concerned if that would even work without breaking. Last week I installed it on my buddy's Judge Dredd and was able to tighten it nice and tight. So far it's holding up fantastic.
His job does require some intermittent travel all over the nation, but after some thought, he gave me the go ahead to post and see if there'd be any interest in more of these. He said he'd make more for $35, which includes shipping. So, I'm gauging interest. Please let me know if this is something you'd be interested in.