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September 11, 2014 AT 6:00 am

Pushing 3D Printable R/C Car Truggy as Far as 3D Will Go (and then print it again) #3DxVehicle #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Pushing 3D Printable R/C Car Truggy as Far as 3D Will Go (and then print it again). From 3Ders.org:

…Since starting this open source project in 2012, Daniel has let it totally get out of hand. He started working on it to test and showcase the capabilities of RepRap 3D printers, but has since put hundreds of hours on development. And of course, many more on racing. He has broken more parts than he can remember, but his enthusiasm for tinkering with 3D printing hasn’t diminished. He also a leading member of a Google+ community dedicated to his open R/C project. It has steadily grown in size and anyone thinking about printing his own racing car is advised to take a look.

While improving on his design, the basic principles remain the same. Daniel wants his design to be basic, accessible and customizable. And as many parts should be printed! The tires, rims, diffs, gears, driveshafts and other parts have all come forth from his MakerBot Replicator printer, and have been made from various materials. The car featured in his latest video was made from parts printed in ABS, Nylon, TPE (NinjaFlex), Polycarbonate, tritan and PCTPE. The only parts not printed are the screws that hold it together, along with the bearings, pins, CVD’s and electronics.

And it has been improving steadily. As he told 3ders.org, ‘this project has evolved to a pretty cool R/C car. I´m trying hard to push the limits of what you can do with parts 3d printed on “RepRap-style” 3dprinters. I get told a lot that “you can´t do this” or “you can´t do that”, so I just like to prove them wrong and I think I just did.’ …

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