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Old 12-27-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Not really about old Fords

But interesting nonetheless. About using 3D printers to make parts for aircraft. A couple of mentions of the old car hobby, too.


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Old 12-27-2019, 08:34 PM   #2
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Yes, very interesting. Things are a changing and rather quickly...

I'm ready to print my 32 roadster.....jut hit "print" and it'll be done when I wake in the morning...
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It's been a couple of years now since a workshop here used 3D printing to make the core for casting a new engine block for the only remaining Grand Prix Delage in the world. The original had cracked and been repaired too many times so they decided a new one had to be made. At the end of it, this car was saved. I've seen it several times and heard it run - absolutely magnificent!
Here is a link to a press article about it
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Old 12-27-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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Synchro909 I saw that one before, out in the sticks and they printed it up. Really cool!
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:23 AM   #5
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One hundred years after the 1914 race. A Bugatti wasn't known for its brakes ...
https://youtu.be/Vwwvgkwj8CY

A local story. From what I gather there's a lot of knowledge goes into the programming to produce a part. Hence the value of the team up with the uni.
https://stockhead.com.au/ipo-watch/i...etal-printing/
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:27 AM   #6
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Jay Leno's garage has been using one for some time now. The last time I was there they were making some obscure water pump housing.
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:28 PM   #7
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That is really cool, the 3-D printer technology. Amazing stuff
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:54 PM   #8
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I forgot about this, my son shared this with me about a year ago...

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/07/...ini-aventador/
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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In aviation and likely many other industrial applications use them for rapid prototyping so they can make sure parts will work together as designed. They can use them for getting core boxes set up to allow for material shrinkage in the process depending on materials required. Stuff still has to be fabricated from the models but getting a correct model to begin with is important and 3D printing speeds that process up a lot. Pattern gears can also be fabricated this way for power transmission systems.
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