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shapeways 3d printed wheel


tpliquid
11-29-2012, 05:09 PM
I thought I share this with everyone. I just received my 3d printed wheel for my rosso NSX project.

i used the strong and flexible plastic since it was cheapest for test fitting.
Its not smooth at all and you can see the layers. I believe the fine material will have very smooth surface.


http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/374532_10151350292648035_1946745285_n.jpg

da_ashman
11-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Nice!! Lucky to have a Rosso 1:12 NSX!!!! Id be interested to see how the fine detail material comes out

willimo
11-29-2012, 08:37 PM
You've solved it! I have been letting this kit sit at the back of the shelf until I could figure out how to find some good, aftermarket wheels for it! Shapeways? This is a great idea!! Your wheel looks fantastic. Are you going to have them make all 4 or will you get only one and cast the others? I'd be interested to see how this plays out.

tpliquid
11-29-2012, 09:12 PM
thx guys.
The fine detail material is quite expensive almost 2x the price of this.

I might just make the faces and have machine shop make 4 barrels if its cheaper.

The rims will use tamiya enzo tires. I see the new porsche cgt will be out soon and maybe it has diff tires. I hope they are smaller.
Oh yea you can use the brakes and seats off the enzo. Seats are big so u need to mod them to sit lower.

MidMazar
11-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Nice, I like how 3d printing is starting to become affordable. If you don't mind me asking how much did it cost for the material and labor to make the wheel? There should be more aftermarket companies making 1/12 wheels, there really is no selection out there.

BTW hopefully shipways and similar companies will elevate our hobby for the future.

tpliquid
11-30-2012, 01:57 AM
the wheel was 17+ shipping. I too hope for the same!

http://www.viptrim.com/newer/nsx1.jpg

http://www.viptrim.com/newer/nsx2.jpg

http://www.viptrim.com/newer/nsx3.jpg

tonioseven
11-30-2012, 02:35 AM
Nice!!!

andybmw7272
11-30-2012, 08:21 AM
I use the Frosty Ultra Detail and you still have to sand smooth a little bit.
That stuff drinks primer thought.
Lots of prep work required.
All in all, not too bad.

I am casting them in resin to then clean up the resin a little easier.

I hope this helps!
Andy

Ettore
11-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Here's my work, printed by Shapeways; a differential for the 1963 King Cobra. First image is the piece as designed in computer. I used Sketchup, a free and easy to learn CAD program. Second image are two pieces printed in ultra frosted detail material. One is as it comes from Shapeways, other is with a bit of primer. Those fins are .016" wide, the detail is incredible. Price is $2 for material + $5 handling charge + shipping. The pieces are about .04" X.06" X .06". Guys - with this technology, your only limit is your imagination. You can make anything.
Ettore
Proud member of ACME

Ettore
11-30-2012, 09:51 AM
That first image was the wrong one, it was uncompleted design.
Ettore

andybmw7272
11-30-2012, 10:00 AM
Yes, as Pico (Ettore) says, the limit is your imagination.
Pico was the one who got me started on this.
I have seen neat possibilities from Pico, Mike Lawrence, and Jaykay with this stuff.
It blows the doors of possibilities wide open!!!!!!!
Andy

Lownslow
11-30-2012, 05:53 PM
these were casted from a shapeways prototype i bought my wheels are all 3 piece makes cleanup real easy, i only use frosted ultra detail and when i draw my wheels i try to keep the polycount over 50k. and set my deviation to .0005
http://i.imgur.com/u8xax.jpg

this was my first attempt before i found out about polys and deviations, the monoblock was destroyed.
http://i.imgur.com/zS9Tp.jpg
the wheel on the right after some 320 sanding and primer. its currently in production this also marked the end of the one piece wheel for me. every wheel im producing from here on forth will be a 3 piece design its cheaper in the long run as fas as casting goes
http://i.imgur.com/TtTcG.jpg

Lownslow
11-30-2012, 06:03 PM
I use the Frosty Ultra Detail and you still have to sand smooth a little bit.
That stuff drinks primer thought.
Lots of prep work required.
All in all, not too bad.

I am casting them in resin to then clean up the resin a little easier.

I hope this helps!
Andy

i didnt have problems with priming mine i used a sealer before priming my part

andybmw7272
12-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Here is a picture of the wheels that I will be casting.

They are untouched at this point.

Frosty Ultra Detail.

http://images109.fotki.com/v786/photos/1/1044538/4807282/DSC02432-vi.jpg




Lownslow, can you elaborate on the sealer you mention? Are you just using a clear as a sealer or what? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy

Lownslow
12-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Here is a picture of the wheels that I will be casting.

They are untouched at this point.

Frosty Ultra Detail.

http://images109.fotki.com/v786/photos/1/1044538/4807282/DSC02432-vi.jpg




Lownslow, can you elaborate on the sealer you mention? Are you just using a clear as a sealer or what? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy
anything that seals i used vallejo clear medium to seal my parts for casting

Lownslow
12-01-2012, 12:23 PM
heres a pic of the new wheel system im creating basically a true 3pc wheel both outer rings can be used as lips either deep, shallow, or staggered.

ex-r
12-10-2012, 03:46 AM
Very nice!

bbkbuys
12-13-2012, 07:16 PM
these are mine ;-)
1/12 HRE rims for tamiya 1/12 enzo ferrari. Printed by vdm kunststoftechnieken in the netherlands. Euro 30/rim, the seperate lock nut set was Euro 10. Nice & friendy service. Still need to do the cleaning, but couldn't wait to fit the tires. Vrooooaaar...

http://www.bestbalsakits.be/bestbalsakits/gifs/bbk/tk/12000/12005/master1.jpg

http://www.bestbalsakits.be/bestbalsakits/gifs/bbk/tk/12000/12005/master2.jpg

http://www.bestbalsakits.be/bestbalsakits/gifs/bbk/tk/12000/12005/master3.jpg

http://www.bestbalsakits.be/bestbalsakits/gifs/bbk/tk/12000/12005/1.jpg

http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/hre-wheels-murder-out-a-ferrari-enzo-1-660x440.jpg

http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/hre-wheels-murder-out-a-ferrari-enzo-4-660x440.jpg

http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/hre-wheels-murder-out-a-ferrari-enzo-5-660x440.jpg

last pics, from http://fancytuning.com

Wim

SL85
12-14-2012, 09:45 AM
Great job guys!
Does the 3d printer use liquid polyvinyl chloride (pvc)?

mike@af
12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Great job guys!
Does the 3d printer use liquid polyvinyl chloride (pvc)?

It depends on the printer. Most printers use a special formulated composite plastic. Each printer company has their own formula/recipe for their plastic. Some use a nylon like material, others use an acrylic like material. Every printer is different.

Ettore
12-14-2012, 10:26 AM
Excellent work.
Ettore
Proud member of ACME

ScaleTuned
12-27-2012, 09:47 AM
Awesome work guys. Can someone give some tips on a good program to use to start playing around with creating in 3D ? I have tried Tinkercad and 123DAPP. I dont believe Tinkercad is sophisticated enough for say a wheel but 123DAPP looks like it may be. I have not tried sketchup yet. Any recommendations fellas?

andybmw7272
12-27-2012, 09:55 AM
Awesome work guys. Can someone give some tips on a good program to use to start playing around with creating in 3D ? I have tried Tinkercad and 123DAPP. I dont believe Tinkercad is sophisticated enough for say a wheel but 123DAPP looks like it may be. I have not tried sketchup yet. Any recommendations fellas?

Sketchup is free, I use the free version anyway, and quite capable.
I think it is easy to use too.
I tried Blender too, but I found sketchup more to my liking.

Just my 2 cents.
Andy

Ettore
12-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Sketchup! Lots of tutorials, it's free, there is an STL plugin so you can send the file to be 3d printed, the learning curve is not too steep (I'm lookin' at you Blender). Now you can make anything, ANYTHING, you want in 1/24th.
Ettore
Proud member of ACME

lovegt40
12-28-2012, 10:12 AM
..just u need a good friend 3d designer.. ;)

Ettore
12-28-2012, 12:17 PM
With Sketchup you are your own 3D designer. Your only limit is your imagination.
Ettore
The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed.

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