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Printer patterns

Post by Rick » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:47 pm

3D printed some driver patterns for one of my friends in our club for a N & W J Class he is just starting the build of. Used about all of the xy capacity of my printer. A little clean up and sanding they should be ready to mount to match plate.
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Re: Printer patterns

Post by dnevil » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:38 pm

Nice work Rick.

Here is a heavy driver for a J1 Hudson printed on a low-resolution 3D printer. I developed the 3D model in Fusion360. It features an IBLS wheel profile. My plan is to carve this wheel out of a slug of cast iron on a Haas vertical milling center.

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Re: Printer patterns

Post by DavidF » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:21 pm

Have to just love 3d printing for making patterns for casting :D
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Re: Printer patterns

Post by DianneB » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:12 pm

I did a group of 9 castings a couple of years ago made from 3D prints. Using investment casting, "lost wax", they can be made directly from the 3D print without moulding - it lowers the cost considerably if you don't mind printing the number of parts you need.

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Re: Printer patterns

Post by Fred_V » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am

Would 3D printing in metal work for wheels?
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Re: Printer patterns

Post by DavidF » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 am

Fred_V wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Would 3D printing in metal work for wheels?
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I think the main deterrent would be the cost.....

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Re: Printer patterns

Post by gwrdriver » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 am

Very impressive Rick.
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Re: Printer patterns

Post by SteveM » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:04 pm

DianneB wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:12 pm
I did a group of 9 castings a couple of years ago made from 3D prints. Using investment casting, "lost wax", they can be made directly from the 3D print without moulding - it lowers the cost considerably if you don't mind printing the number of parts you need.
Now THAT'S cool.

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