Car Body work (Full Size).

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Doug68
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Car Body work (Full Size).

Post by Doug68 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:56 am

I'm in the process of printing off a full size prototype for a car body, this is 1/2 of the front section in the process of assembly...

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In the end the printed parts will be used as the buck to make the molds to make the parts in FRP.

When finished it should look like...

ImageComplete 2016-05-28 White Orange.37
by Doug Clark, on Flickr

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Re: Car Body work (Full Size).

Post by joe » Thu May 25, 2017 8:00 am

COOL!

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Re: Car Body work (Full Size).

Post by mhackney » Thu May 25, 2017 9:35 am

Wow! You need the Part Daddy Delta.

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Re: Car Body work (Full Size).

Post by Doug68 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:34 pm

Yeah, print volume, I need all of it.
I'm doing the other side of the front part now, some lessons learnt from the right side I think will speed the whole process up.
The main thing is to keep the machine fed and not sitting there idle.
At the moment its 100+ hours into what I think'll be about a 120 hour print doing 2 large parts at once. The value in doing that is being able to build a bridge between the two which makes it all way more stable as it gets tall, nearly all the parts use the full build height but the foot print is such often I need to buttress the part to stop it falling over mid (2 or 3 day) print.

I doing a blog on building the car at: http://guerillamotive.com/wordpress/

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