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3D Printed Slotcar Chassis

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Is this the future of slotcar manufacture?

 

There could be a time where you just purchase a programme (or design your own) and print your slotcar at home.

 

Should be able to print the chassis and the body, then attach some running gear.

 

Here's one example -

http://www.scruthetrack.com/plastic-car-racing.html

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That would be a sick class clubs could run, every body prints out their design and builds it up from there. One thing though is every body needs a 3D printer or the club could have one every body uses. the ideas...

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The future of printed chassis is here,BUT having built up two they still need a bit more development.

Even Shapeways printing varies a little,the two I got both needed some work for every thing to fit properly.

BUT this may have been too fine a tolerance in the design.

Bodies can be printed BUT they have to be thick to print properly,but are good for making masters for casting.

Another couple of years will probably see a lot more development,just look at how far prices of basic printer has dropped.


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There is a guy here in Canberra who has printed a chassis for a Carrera with a Slot.it pod.

Still in the development stage, but very promising.


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Whilst it's not a 3d printed chassis, I thought this laser cut chassis was pretty cool...

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/110015207/laser-cut-scalextric-slot-car-chassis?ref=market

 

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Only slightly over engineered.

 

Looks like you could run over it with a truck and not damage it.


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Garry J

 

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