3D Printing for Installation

Jetskifishing.co.nz teams up with Clone to develop a new mounting solution for installing fish finders to jet ski’s.

Yamaha fish finder mount














We are now producing the 4th generation of these mounts after 2 years in use, the beauty of  additive manufacturing, subtle to major changes can be made to the design at little cost while still producing functional parts on demand. As with any part we create it has it’s own set of build specifications, the more we know of the parts intended use, the better we can tailor the part to suit.

Here’s how we create the Yamaha jet ski electronics mount.

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All 3D prints start with a computer aided design file, adjustments to this file can be made from one batch to the next if needed.



The mounts are printed  in solid ABS for maximum strength,


and at 0.25mm layer resolution which offers economical production of the mounts by reducing print time.

Vapour polished

The mounts are then vapour polished, like putting a lighter to wax, it smooths all the minor lines and  seals the surface, also, this process greatly increases part strength and brings out the high gloss ABS plastic can achieve.



The high gloss look was not really what we were after for this project, the mounts needed to blend in with the jet ski, solution,  spray them with a UV stable vinyl matte black paint, the ABS plastic we use has a high UV resistance however this extra layer of protection is welcomed. At this point we could fill and sand the mounts to achieve a mirror finish, however the added cost the process would add was not necessary for these mounts.

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A 2015 Yamaha Waverunner, owners will recognize the cup holder to the right of the gauge cluster, this is where the mount attaches with 4 screws into the walls of the cup holder.



The completed package.

What can we create for you?

Clone can 3D print your brain

While 3D printing a real brain may never eventuate you can now order an exact replica of your own brain made in ABS plastic.Wellington company Brainform uses our FDM 3D printers to create your brain from real MRI scans.

Visit www.brainform.co.nz to order your ultimate geek accessory.

3D printed brain by Clone3D














As you can imagine reproducing a brain from an MRI scan is pretty difficult, 3D printing makes it possible, but not any printer will do, those desktop printers are fine for trinkets, when it comes to complex objects like this you need a heated build chamber, soluble support material and high resolution. Clone 3D’s FDM printers offer all of these.

The left and right hemispheres fresh from the printer, the left has the build support material still attached, the right has most of its support material removed by hand.

Soluble support


We then dissolve the rest of the support material in an ultrasonic bath filled with an Alkaline solution. The solution dissolves the support while not harming the ABS and the ultrasonic waves speed up the process.



Brainform also wanted shipping direct to the customer worldwide, upon receipt of the stl file we ship within 3-4 days.

Pre-packed brains


One brain bound for the USA.

Packed 3D printed brain


What can we create for you?