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    3D printing is advancing

    This may be old news but I can't wait to get the bench top model for the garage!

    https://industrialmachinerydigest.co...sample-part-2/

    What would you make???
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    My son 3-D printed a number of items for our build. These include:
    - brackets to attach the Canon coolant overflow tank and the CNC brake fluid reservoirs to the upper braces along the hood opening
    - a bracket attaching the MSD box to the cross brace above the radiator
    - 2 piece Grommet for passing brake fluid hoses, ss brake lines & some wires into the engine compartment
    - bracket in the engine compartment with remote battery terminals to attach battery tender (battery is in the trunk)
    - a number of 2 piece clamps securing the ss fuel lines and the ss brake lines
    These made for clean attachments and look nice.
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    Have good ventilation see this article just published

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/02/01/...an-be-harmful/

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    Not car related, but the Army can 3D print a concrete barracks building in 2 days vs a stick build in 7 days. Not pretty, but functional and cheap.

    https://www.dezeen.com/2018/09/05/us...te-technology/

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    I saw a company recently did a concept set of wheels that were 3D printed from titanium which was super cool. The company was explaining that they normally start off with a ~100lbs. block of aluminum and machine away 80%. When 3D printing, there is very little waste which makes a material like titanium doable, where as cutting wheels from a giant block of it is not cost effective. Now, it is not your standard 3D printer they are using but this could be more common place one day not too far out.
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    I’m looking forward to using my 3-D printer to make Cobra items. Even little assembly jigs are easier with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ej95Cobra View Post
    My son 3-D printed a number of items for our build. These include:
    - brackets to attach the Canon coolant overflow tank and the CNC brake fluid reservoirs to the upper braces along the hood opening
    - a bracket attaching the MSD box to the cross brace above the radiator
    - 2 piece Grommet for passing brake fluid hoses, ss brake lines & some wires into the engine compartment
    - bracket in the engine compartment with remote battery terminals to attach battery tender (battery is in the trunk)
    - a number of 2 piece clamps securing the ss fuel lines and the ss brake lines
    These made for clean attachments and look nice.
    This sounds awesome. The 3D printing really intrigues me. Could you post some pics of these parts please? What material are they printed in? Is in plastic, any concern with engine compartment heat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clover View Post
    I saw a company recently did a concept set of wheels that were 3D printed from titanium which was super cool. The company was explaining that they normally start off with a ~100lbs. block of aluminum and machine away 80%. When 3D printing, there is very little waste which makes a material like titanium doable, where as cutting wheels from a giant block of it is not cost effective. Now, it is not your standard 3D printer they are using but this could be more common place one day not too far out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F2FMIzXw5M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    That is truly incredible and fascinating! Like Scott, I have been intrigued and kicking around 3D printing...

    Thanks,

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    There may be a day, in the very near future, that we can share the files that allow you to print out these special parts specifically for the FFR cars. Just think, an open source file sharing site for FFR parts, just click and print. Also there is room for sponsors to then sell their very own version of these parts at great prices and help to the community.

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    Some guy's I know 3d printed a complete car. This is me in it.
    lm1.jpglm2.jpg

    The second one is the 3d printed (in case you couldn't figure it out)

    The first car belongs to David Riha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    There may be a day, in the very near future, that we can share the files that allow you to print out these special parts specifically for the FFR cars. Just think, an open source file sharing site for FFR parts, just click and print. Also there is room for sponsors to then sell their very own version of these parts at great prices and help to the community.

    Brandon
    You can do that now. And if you don't have a printer to can send the file to a printer service.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/

    People will laugh, but in the future, everything will be printed. Auto parts stores will print your part instead of stocking them. You will have a printer in your home to make everything from clothes to shoes to appliance repair parts. Even complex parts with electrical circuit boards will be possible. Maybe not in our lifetime, but it's just a matter of time. Most of it is possible now, just not large scale or fast enough.
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    It’ll be just like the Jetsons!
    If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough....

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    I was in a ship building facility in August that mounted robotic welders unto the gantry crane systems. Looked like something out of a SyFy movie. In addition to massive seam welding they are now welding small features directly. Things like brackets and stops. They can add up to 8lbs of material per hour per welding head. They are also planning to add a combined 3D welding / CNC work cell. CNC cleans up the surface and drills holes directly after the part is weld/printed.
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    The Engineering department at Bradley Univ, my alma mater, is in a NASA competition looking at colonizing Mars. Their project is to look at sending materials and 3D printers to Mars and 3D printing everything from living quarters to transportation equipment. Much easier to send it in bags and make it out there. Amazing stuff.
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