Author Topic: 3D Printer, and stuff for motobricks  (Read 3069 times)

Offline wmax351

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3D Printer, and stuff for motobricks
« on: December 20, 2013, 09:12:35 PM »






Going to make one with a friend of mine. Will be somewhat modified off of this one.




Will be useful for cars/bikes: Need a plastic part that is 50 bucks from the dealer? Print it out.




So far, my ideas for parts are:


Dash switch inserts, with a pocket for a cleanly installed toggle or momentary switch.


Feel free to add yours below.
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1991 BMW K75 Standard, Refreshed '94 engine
Bikes:
Current:
1991 BMW K75 Standard, Refreshed '94 engine


Past:
'83 BMW R65LS (An R65 with a prototype K Bike Front End)
'75 Honda CB550F
'69 Honda CB175
1999 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (Last month of the original '55 model)
1973 Triumph Tiger TR7V (5 speed, Right Shift, Disc Brake)
1971 BMW R75/5 in Toaster outfit
1979 Harley Davidson XLS-1000 Sportster Roadster

Offline motodude

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Re: 3D Printer, and stuff for motobricks
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 01:59:40 PM »
My 16 y/o is building a Rostock Max delta arm printer.  That one looks a lot less "hobbiest" and a lot more "industrial" than his.  I've been pretty hands-off and he's run into some issues but we've worked through them.  It has been an adventure.

Tom
'95 K75RT
'90 K75RT
'87 K100RS Motorsport
No, I am not cool.  Yes, it really is the journey.

Offline wmax351

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Re: 3D Printer, and stuff for motobricks
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 05:34:47 PM »
My 16 y/o is building a Rostock Max delta arm printer.  That one looks a lot less "hobbiest" and a lot more "industrial" than his.  I've been pretty hands-off and he's run into some issues but we've worked through them.  It has been an adventure.

Tom




That's a great project. Wish they existed like they do now 5 or 6 years ago: would have been great to do while I was still in high school.


My friend who I'm building this with is apprenticing in an engineering lab/moldmaking shop, so we have access to some pretty serious machinery. Going to use an EDM machine to cut holes in hardened steel bearings for the magnetic ball joints, rather than having to anneal and drill them.
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1991 BMW K75 Standard, Refreshed '94 engine
Bikes:
Current:
1991 BMW K75 Standard, Refreshed '94 engine


Past:
'83 BMW R65LS (An R65 with a prototype K Bike Front End)
'75 Honda CB550F
'69 Honda CB175
1999 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (Last month of the original '55 model)
1973 Triumph Tiger TR7V (5 speed, Right Shift, Disc Brake)
1971 BMW R75/5 in Toaster outfit
1979 Harley Davidson XLS-1000 Sportster Roadster

Offline motodude

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Re: 3D Printer, and stuff for motobricks
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 10:18:29 PM »
Sounds cool (I had to google "EDM machine").  I think the whole additive manufacturing idea is pretty cool.  I always thought the piles of shavings on the floor was a waste. 

My son wanted to make his own hot end, but his "Industrial Arts" teacher doesn't know how to use the lathe in their shop at high school.  But, he's making progress, his prints are getting better all the time.

Tom
'95 K75RT
'90 K75RT
'87 K100RS Motorsport
No, I am not cool.  Yes, it really is the journey.

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