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3D Printer, project idea.. by Orig88GT-NC
Started on: 11-27-2015 10:04 PM
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I don't own or have access to a 3D printer, but do have somewhat of an understanding of what their capabilities & limitations are.
I've noticed several posts where people were wanting to reproduce parts for our cars. (some ideas maybe better than others).
I don't believe the item that I'm suggesting has been brought up before and it should be very simple to produce(on a 3D printer)..
Using a black NinjaFlex 3D Printing Filament, couldn't new Rear Wing Stand Gaskets be produced pretty easily?? I think there might be a market for such an item......

any thoughts?
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Report this Post11-27-2015 10:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, I'm working on getting the stock wingstand gasket reproduced to exact specs. It will take some time since I have a 24 hour real job and this is secondary but it will happen.
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Report this Post11-27-2015 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
But to answer your question, I don't know of a 3D printer that can print in rubber yet and be an accurate gasket. By accurate I mean no print grooves or lines.

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I think you can improvise the wing stand gaskets if need be with a trimmed rubber pad about an 1/8 thick and a little bit of silicone for extra an extra good seal... Definately not OEM style with the little extra lip that was on them origionally!

For the collector and ease of everyone not having to make them, however, it would be a great idea!

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:
Yeah, I'm working on getting the stock wingstand gasket reproduced to exact specs. It will take some time since I have a 24 hour real job and this is secondary but it will happen.

That's great to hear, glad somebody has given this some consideration.

 
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:But to answer your question, I don't know of a 3D printer that can print in rubber yet and be an accurate gasket. By accurate I mean no print grooves or lines.

I have not worked with a 3D printer myself, just throwing the question out there... as for a rubber material the Ninja-Flex is a flexible rubber-like product (used to print drive belts, little tires ect..).
I agree that it seems 3D printing appears to leave ridges/grooves and a properly made mold for casting or injection would produce the best possible product.
Just wondered if this gasket could be made with a 3D printer with descent results.
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Report this Post11-28-2015 01:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just make them cover them in thin layer of car bog.
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Not sure how well that stuff would do in the sun. Might be easier using some sorta liquid rubber stuff. depending on the material used, there are treatments you can do which eliminates the lines.

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Report this Post11-29-2015 05:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Tinkercad.com
You can log in with facebook and within a hour you can get through the simple tutorials and be modeling 3d parts. I've got a printer as well as a few other people on the forum, start designing parts!
The gaskets you suggested could be made with ninjaflex but it may not be very UV resistant. It's worth trying and if it seems like a part worth making right it can be injection molded.
https://youtu.be/7_CNnaOf5B8

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