3D Printed Patterns

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  1. Mar 10, 2019 #1

    Mike N

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    I have played around with printing sand casting patterns. I use Fusion 360 to draw the 3D models. I have a Lulzbot Mini 2 printer. I am waiting for warmer weather to fire up the foundry & pour some wheels. 1982940666.jpeg 1358149138.jpeg
     
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    will the wheels be heavy enough ??
     
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    Mike those patterns look good. Being able to print patterns is one of the things that got me started towards my printer build. I wouldn’t worry about the weight of the casting you can always add plugs or a steel rim or a lead rim like myfordboy.


     
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    I do shrink fit steel rims to my wheels. I found some schedule 80 pipe. The wheels in my post are only 3 1/2" dia. I plan to use them on my engine cart for a Perkins engine under construction. I like the cart wheels to match the engine flywheels.
     
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    Finally got around to pouring my wheels today. MVIMG_20190330_163534.jpeg MVIMG_20190330_140149.jpeg
     
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