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August 5, 2011 AT 12:11 am

3D Printing instead of expensive repairs

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How to repair a Bugaboo Pram with 3D Printing.

Pram connoisseurs out there will know that the Bugaboo is by far the best pram on the market for style, function, ergonomics and collapse ability, unfortunately they are also very expensive to buy and even more expensive to repair, until now…. 

With the increased accessibility of high quality 3D printing thanks to Shapeways, you can get your Bugaboo back on the road for $25, not bad considering I was quoted $250 for a repair…..

Following is a step by step guide to repairing the handle lock, without which the pram is near useless.

I 3D printed my replacement parts in stainless steel using Shapeways, you could try ABS and do it much cheaper but I really recommend stainless steel.

$250 vs $25…


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1 Comment

  1. Very cool – but I would have liked to see more on how he designed the replacement part. Was that on Instructables and I missed it?

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