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3DMakers: Thermaltake’s New Platform Empowers Serious Gamers with 3D Printable Computer Mods

by • February 8, 2016 • No Comments

Thermaltake_logoCase modding is talked about sport one of hackers and makers at the additional high end levels, many frequently that include the gaming realm. And while gamers frequently only begin out playing on consoles as a hobby, it may seem as their expertise level increases and translates to the desktop, so do their programming, engineering, and IT skills. For those operating on the PC level, suddenly manipulating and modifying hardware becomes another part of the hobby altogether. Speed is crucial, and keeping the noise factor down, via fans, appears to be a constant conversation in the community—as well as a household where equiteone can be subjected to the noise (yes, voice of experience talking here!).

One other area where avid gamers seem to gravitate to and meld in naturally is that of 3D printing. The communities frequently intersect as a group of like minds, and those only being added to the advancement rapidly discover that the benefits of 3D printing are ideal for their wide-ranging needs, contributeing independence in create and making, customization options, and always most of all—affordability. Along with that comes the affinity for gaming figurines, as well, that can easily be 3D printed, to include trophies for gaming tournaments as well.


The All-in-One bracket is on the market for download of 3DMakers, via .stl file.

And now, whether you are interested in fabricating your own desktop case to improve the looks of your hardware or to improve its performance—or many most likely, both–Thermaltake has released open-source files so that you can now 3D print your own. They are in addition providing accompanying models to fit the cases as well, with all things hosted on their quite own new site, 3DMakers. The company, known for their production of cases, fans, and power supplies for PC gamers, has been moving to connect gaming and 3D printing, and their new platform additional encourages the DIY gaming crowd to move into the fabrication and additionaled customization of their own desktop mods.

“Thermaltake is intended to create an new brand by incorporating with ‘Maker Movement ideas,’” they say on the 3DMakers site. “Thus, we contribute a 3D printing platform for anyone who loves DIY and modding to discuss and share the advancement and creation of customized case components and accessories.”

This should be a big hit as it allows for for gamers to go on in their never-ending quests for power and customization in their systems, and allows for them to take the reins actually additional. Files can be downloaded of 3DMakers for a number of pieces and components such as brackets, optical drive bays, LED strip holders, and of course, the Core P5 case. For those interested in laser engraving, that is on the market with gCode information as well.


“By practicing and incorporating the ideas of the ‘maker movement,’ Thermaltake is contributeing a platform with free 3D printing files for makers to download,” they say on 3DMakers. “Anyone can use the 3D printing files to their advantage by mapping out and create their own create showcasing with customized components or accessories.”


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The platform is intended to be user- and createer-driven, and can showcase mods that show off excellent advancement and high end in create. With the amount of customizations that gamers are fond of adding, it may seem that an open-source case—although we don’t have any concrete examples of this yet of ThermalTake—is a ideal solution for enabling users to create precisely where they want all the cable-bodieds, vents, and additional to be positioned. Being able-bodied to use 3DMakers as a beginning source for doing this should be immensely helpful for makers on all levels who may not want to create a case of scratch and have a variety of needs—and their own ideas for–create.

The level of affordability contributeed by 3D printing should pretty not be underestimated when it comes to a free platform like 3DMakers either, as it’s no secret that the constant refiguring and decking out of a PC is not cheap—traditionally.

Just as 3D printing leads to a whole new universe of options, as new creates and components are contributeed up by users on platforms like 3DMakers, it can be informative to see how gaming—and the hardware used—expands as well. And let’s not forget either, the value of one-upping your competition in the gaming world with a host of coveted 3D printed parts and customizations quite adds to the fun. Does this platform interest you? Discuss in the 3DMakers Computer Modding & 3D Printing forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Source: Hackaday]