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Offline Dreeves

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Digging this New Additive Machining
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:00:03 PM »
I got my Tevo Black Widow several months ago. I have made the test pieces and little things. I decided to build another Upshur engine and wanted a one piece water hopper. I drew it in cad and sent the pattern to the printer. way cool to go from a drawing to a part with just push of a button. I printed the core box as well.

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Re: Digging this New Additive Machining
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 11:34:24 PM »
Amazing technology isn't it. How did you smooth out the 3D printed part(s) prior to casting?

Bill

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Re: Digging this New Additive Machining
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 11:45:59 PM »
Bill. 300 grit sand paper and elbow grease.

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Re: Digging this New Additive Machining
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 12:35:48 AM »
The 3d printing technology is fun. I made a lot of tool holders but it's also great for prototyping small mechanisms.
I've been playing with some 4-bar linkages (3d printed) and a stepper motor.
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