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Man 3D-Prints Spare Part To Avoid Huge Ripoff

Getting a spare part has got to be the biggest pain in the arse known to the IKEA-loving world. But one man, who goes by dscott4 on Instructables, has stepped up.

His pricey Bugaboo stroller needed a small part that the company’s service centre sells for $US250. Really? So our guy, took his business elsewhere. Using a company called Shapeways, he had a new stainless steel part made on a 3D printer for $US25.

Now, it’s true that this guy has a “background in industrial design,” but the future is nigh for all of us. His step-by-step guide, “How to repair a Bugaboo Pram with 3D Printing” is waiting on Instructables right now so we can all buy overpriced luxury contraptions and then stick it to the man.

[dscott4's Instructables via Consumerist]

Image: dscott4


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