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Assembled my printer during Lockdown and have printed a few track scenery items and spectators. This is my first attempt at a car body. A little Hillman Imp. Printed in PLA with full supports. Quite pleased how it came out. Bonnet had the most noticeable 'steps' so a little sanding and Tamiya putty - we are getting closer. A very basic inline chassis file came with the Imp. It works OK so I'll print some supports and roll with it. May need to tweak the wheelbase but getting there...
I am sure that someone on this forum aked for tips on printing rims but could locate thepost so i started a new thread.I have tried PLA,PET,ABS and nylon.Nylon is good but very difficult to remove supports.ABS provides the best finish but grub screws chew threads.PLA is not strong enough.These leave us with one choice PET.I managed the first 4 rims so far with 100% success.Data: -the axle hole in the rim has a dia of 2,58,because i cannot ,so far,control the elephant foot effect inside the hole -the grub screw holes have a dia of 2.34, i am using m2.5 grub screws ,with m2 thread was too fine. -i have created my own supports Pins are .2mm dia and stand .1 mm off the rim body. So my print consists of 5 parts:2 support rings,insert and spinner and rim Assembled \ To remove supports i put the print on top of a suitable tube and tap the center ,this removes the outer ring.Then squeeze the inner ring with a pair of pliers and cut it off
My name is João Pedro Ferreira, from Portugal and I'm responsible for the Olifer brand. As our range of 3D printed chassis and parts is growing to include more models that cater for Australian fans (Falcon XB or XY, Holden L34, ...) we would like to get in touch with them!