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  1. #71
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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    Andrew, we haven't considered multi hulls at this point. Selwyn's plate is pretty full. The RG65 is good for now, we have a refined Footy in the works, beta version of the IOM in process, new USOM on the printer now. We plan to do a 10R as our first foray into bigger boats, then if things go well we will do an A class hull. Much to be done and lots to be learned along the way.

    Maybe you should give the multi-hull idea a whack?

    Keep us posted on your progress.............Bill

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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    OK, still fiddling on the Pico but I have a hull, mast/fin trunk and rudder trunk.
    All aligned etc.

    I have to print the hull in multiple parts and had the centre section seperate in preperation for gluing in the mast trunk etc. This hull section fell on the floor (from a very high cupboard) and cracked in one spot. I'm impressed at the tiny crack that developed.
    Major win for 3d printing....... I hit print and had a replacement after about an hour

    Hull, mast/keel trunk and rudder stock weighing in at 96g at this point.

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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    Are there any files available to print a hull ?
    I am not a boat designer, but I have just gained unlimited acces to a room full of 3D printers
    And would love to print an RG or footy hull.
    Along with access to the printers except for my time, no cost to me.

    Manny

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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    I have some files made off Claudio's design that I can give you, but none are tested etc.

    If you go on Thingiverse and search for NANO you can find a file that has been built and works

    Edit - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2423426
    Last edited by Naptalene; 09-15-2017 at 06:47 AM.

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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    Thankx ....

    I'm downloading the files now .... I will have to start looking for a "bigger" printer than the one I have here .... couple of options in the engineering labs.

    Quick question though: how did you make the bulb?

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    Default Re: 3D printed boats

    I have successfully printed a male plug and making a plaster mould and pouring lead.
    The files the Bdill made on that link are filled with leadshot I think. From what I've seen using cad that will give me an extremely large bulb so I'm sticking to good old lead pouring personally.

    My printer only gets to 170mm height so dont stress about that.

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