Nokia Releases 3D Printing Templates for Lumia 820 Shells; Allows You To Print Your Own Custom Shell
3-D printing is pretty cool; and Nokia have just made it even cooler by releasing the template, specs and materials for any 3D printer user to print his own Lumia 820 shell/case. Effectively anyone with access to a 3D printer can make their own Lumia 820 shell in their favorite color, material; along with whatever else their minds think of.
Nokia’s 3D printing community project is a simple concept with exciting potential. Our Lumia 820 has a removable shell that users can replace with Nokia-made shells in different colors, special ruggedized shells with extra shock and dust protection, and shells that add wireless charging capabilities found in the high-end Lumia 920 to the mid-range 820. Those are fantastic cases, and a great option for the vast majority of Nokia’s Lumia 820 customers. But in addition to that, we are going to release 3D templates, case specs, recommended materials and best practices—everything someone versed in 3D printing needs to print their own custom Lumia 820 case. We refer to these files and documents collectively as a 3D-printing Development Kit, or 3DK for short.
The links to the files needed are here, here and here. (embed: https://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/42482850-b21d-48e8-a027-6b6453e19fa5/Lumia820_shell_allparts_STL.zip.html
In doing this, Nokia has become the first major phone company to begin embracing the 3D printing community and its incredible potential, and continue to be the leading phone company in this exciting field.