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Offline andyf

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The Shape of Things to Come
« on: December 24, 2011, 07:34:55 PM »
A Reprap printed wobbler engine:

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 08:26:48 PM »
thats pretty neat, I assume though you have done a little machining on the bore and piston though?
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 04:49:53 AM »
It's not mine, Shipto. Just a vid which was mentioned on another forum. I don't want to get involved with 3D printers; the 2D one attached to my computer gives me enough trouble.   

I've no idea how accurate Repraps and similar devices are, but like you I suspect that some machining comes into it. And on a plastic engine, friction and the heat it creates must be a problem. 

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 08:12:21 AM »
Ah sorry thought you had made it.
I looked into the reprap a while back and from what i saw the finish would not be good enough to simply fit a piston into a bore in fact looking at that video again I see some sharp edges on most of the bits which I kinda doubt could have been JUST printed.
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