Originally Posted by oreonutz
This is a product I could see selling a lot of, especially if you can successfully diffuse the light through the tube. I would love to try it, but I don't have a good 3d Printer.
Yes it does diffuse light, the white PLA is excellent for this. Transparent filament is actually translucent, and it does a good job too, but I think white one is best.
Depending where you are from, I could send you a few of these, but you'd have to measure the length of your tubing and width of your LED Strip. If it's Aquacomputer, I already have the dimensions. Alternatively I could send you a few longer ones which you can cut to size.
Originally Posted by ManniX-ITA
You don't have to. I always use an online service.
There's plenty all over the world.
Just upload the model and select the options.
Of course it's not super cheap but not even so much expensive.
Like this one:
3D Printing online services are great, but they can be tricky.
The one you mention asks for work
e-mail address before offering a quote, that's a red flag for me. A part that costs me 3 dollars to make, including power consumption, is quoted by them to cost 12 EUR before shipping (same material and print settings). I would probably sell it for 6, accounting for printer time and wear in the long run. They also have a minimum order of 85 EUR, so no one-off orders. There's also a very limited option set for printing the object, which means if you just download a model off the Internet (e.g. mine are free to download) and send it to them, chances are you'll end up with a weak/brittle/too soft item and be none the wiser. There's a huge difference between 60% infill with a wall line count of 4, and 20% infill with a wall line count of 1.
Advantages and disadvantages...