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3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:02 am
by BB_Mike
It's always bugged me that all forum search engines do not accept two character searches such as "3D". :?

I was perusing http://www.thingiverse.com the other day and it occurred to me that perhaps some people are printing power wheels parts. Low and behold some people where! But those people seemed to be good at drawing/printing, but not so swift about ride ons in general and tooth counts / torque loads and such.

examples:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:67845

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:423184

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:861182

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1375790

For those not hip to it yet, you do not have to own a 3D printer to take advantage of this. there are places that can print nice stuff for you. But there is a small learning curve to the drawing/exporting of the designs. and it's not all weak plastic. You can get some hard/stiff stuff printed. Heck, you can even "print" metal, but that gets pricey relative to our end use.

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:03 am
by Suburbancharlie77
That and it's my understanding that you can print for free at the library

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:21 am
by Rob222
Your library has a 3D printer ?

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:03 am
by Suburbancharlie77
Yes. At a recent fire department open house they had made a bunch of frogs and hearts to give out. Just have to sign up because of the long creation time.

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:05 pm
by Suburbancharlie77
Hey BB Mike, how's this working out for you? Make any new creations?

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:04 pm
by shender944
You can now buy a 3D printer for around $200 and download a copy of Fusion 360 for free if you really want to get into making 3D parts

Re: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing of Ride On parts ?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:45 pm
by malibusteve70
I have a 3d printer and plan on printing new steering knuckles in ABS!