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Working V8 Engine - Easy 3D printable

by OrdSolutions Dec 12, 2015
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I have a Dremel 3D Printer at my school.

I went to go print the Engine Block at the scale size it was designed at. (I don't want to mess with scaling, because I want the inner parts to match and the recommended hardware to fit).

When I import the engine block, it's up on end, causing the software to say it needs to be scaled down. There's a feature to make the block laid down, however it only lets me do it AFTER I've already been forced to scale it down.

Any tips or help would be appreciated.

Apparently all of the files are coming back way out of spec to ever make it a working model.

The piston head imports as large as the engine block. Most of the part files are imported larger than the work surface for the Dremel 3D40

Using Print Studio

Printed off last night, Works an Absolute Treat!

Is there an orientation for the engine block to get away without supports or at least what orientation would require the least support.Tia.slicing with slic3r btw.

Pistons sticking up should work.

Thanks, actually got it printed there a few weekends ago. A bit of sanding and it was running well.

is there a cover for the pistons

Do I have to print out more than one of each part or does it all come in the thing files?

Awesome model, prints perfectly, but what are the holes on the side of the block for?

This small engine is amazing. Have you modified any of the engine block from the grabcad model? If yes, is there a way to get the exact CAD model you used?
Thank you

This is a very good model, I hope someone can add support to this because I cant print this and dont know how to add support, please someone help me I want to print this model

What position do you print the block? Is there a way to print that part without supports?

How, this thing is huge!

The engine block with 20% infill weights 138g!
I'll try to run this with a little solar panel and electric motor.

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I printed it in 1.0 scale, and it works perfectly up to 2800 rpm, possibly even higher, but thats the max the drill I used to rotate it could do. Perfect design, thank you.

I also glued the clamps, didnt have screws so small.

I faced a small issue with opening this .stl files in Cinema 4d
solved with Meshlab
export mesh as > .obj > save > choose "None" in the left bottom corner > OK!

Thanks for the tip :)

i want to print it to, but i am new at this. i dont know how to make the support
for the crankshaft. can u upload the stl file with the support on it please?

I slice this in Simplify3D with their automatic support turned ON. S3D makes awesome supports but unfortunately they cannot be exported yet. They say that feature will be included in the next release. If so, I will post the stl with supports then.

Can you email S3D settings used on crank shaft I’m having problems

As soon as I have that I will post here.

This is awesome! Made it twice in scale 0.75 and simply glued the crankshaft clamps on it.
Nice to see it has a crossplane crankshaft ;-)

Thanks! I'm glad it worked for you :)

your a nice guy thanks for the engine print