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The Future meets the Past

Post by fbergski » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:25 pm

I'm stuck in two times, the past and the future. While I own two model t's I work in Aerospace making high tech components. So naturally I like to apply my knowledge to the past. Last year we bought a 3D plastic printer at work to try out, at first I was skeptical that we could find a use for it. After a couple of months is came apparent it was quite handy to design a fixture in 3D then print it out in plastic for fitting purposes. Now we have three of them and they run all day long making disposable fixtures and tooling affordably.

So with that I bought a 3D printer for home use, The attached pictures shows the printer and a tool I printed out to push the piston rings into the cylinder bore evenly. I plan to make more tools and plastic bits for the car. There are many types of plastics to chose from, no structural parts for now.

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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by Kuhner » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:18 pm

What brand and model printer ?
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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by RustyFords » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:31 pm

Very very neat. Good for you.
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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by fbergski » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 am

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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by Gene_French » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:45 pm

Philip:
I have thought of using a 3d printer to produce foundry patterns … with proper software the image could be mirrored and shrinkage added to the printed pattern … just a thought … glad I am retired from manufacturing … way too complex ( or simple ) for me sometimes … always an optimist ...Gene French

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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by KWTownsend » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Philip-
This is so cool.
I wonder what Model T could be reproduced using a 3-D printer?
Maybe the hard rubber ignition switch? Terminal block? Combination horn button/headlight switch?
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Re: The Future meets the Past

Post by fbergski » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:31 pm

I already made a prototype front switch plate for my Heinze coil box. I need to get the correct material for the production version.

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