I broke my Cartel RX10 Bow Stand, yes I was trying to walk over it whilst making a video and my leg caught the stand and pushed the bow over and part of the arm broke off. I tried everything to glue it back on from super glue, vane glue, hot glue and even melting the plastic to try and get adhesion with a soldering iron. But nothing worked.
Instead of purchasing a new bow stand I decided to try and re-create the part in Fusion360 and print it out on my 3D printer.
I began with a design that was very blocky and basic based on the sizes of the original. But I then had a thought about scanning the part and bringing it into Fusion360 and tracing around it.
So I sellotaped the part together and put it into my Epson printer scanner, I saved the scan as a JPG and imported it into Fusion360, I then needed to make sure I had scaled it to the correct size.
I then chose the line tool and drew around the outline and then extruded it. I then created a tube for the stand part to go into. But the original had an angled part that meant going off and learning how to create this in Fusion360 but I did manage it and made a separate version with the angled part in.
I exported the file to an STL file and loaded it into my 3D Printer slicing software and printed it out in white and then painted the part in a slight beige colour to try and match the original.
So far after several weeks of use the part is still in use, but if it does every break again I can always print another one.
If you’re interested in seeing more on this topic why not watch my YouTube video on Fixing My Broken Cartel RX-10 Bow Stand
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