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January 22nd 2017

3D design and Print tutorials held at Ashton. 

We are currently running 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) tutorials for interested club members at Ashton.The tutorial covers the design of a part using Freecad 3D design software followed by the processing of that design for printing and then the fabrication of the part itself. The tutorial takes around four hours and provides a good introduction to the 3D printing process (or more correctly Fused Deposition Modelling) and introduces the club 3D printer.

The attendance is limited to 5 at a time to ensure that everyone can see whats going on and to ask questions.

If you are interested in attending a future session please contact the webmaster for more details and to have your interest registered.

Contact  webmaster@bristolmodelengineers.co.uk  or ask about it at one of the Begbrook meetings.

Mike showing the item he is about to draw.

Mike showing the item he is about to draw.

Mike showing the drawing process in Freecad

Mike showing the drawing process in Freecad

Mark demonstrating his methods using Freecad.

Mark demonstrating his methods using Freecad.

Quenton demonstrating the processing of the 3D design ready for printing.

Quenton demonstrating the processing of the 3D design ready for printing.

The FDM tutorial.

The FDM tutorial.

Do you require any parts printed for your latest project?

Several recent locomotive builders have taken the opportunity to use 3D printed parts for some of the cosmetic detailing of their creations. Such as Louver panels for a class 25, louvre doors for a Titan, Springs, lamp holder and horn for “Michigan” and I believe quite a few parts for a 5″ gauge goods carriage.

Air horn for "Michigan"

Air horn for “Michigan”

3' 1" 5inch Guage carriage Wheel.

3′ 1″ 5inch Guage carriage Wheel.

5 inch gauge carriage buffer stock.

5 inch gauge carriage buffer stock.

The two designs above are by Mark for his own 5″Gauge carriage project and the first illustration, again by Mark is to adorn Michigan very shortly.

The clubs own 3D printer can be used to produce these parts either by yourselves (see above article on 3D tuition) or I can do it for you. The cost is modest, we currently charge for the amount of filament used at 5p per gram ( or whatever the current restocking rate is) so that stock can be replenished. You supply the design in STL or Freecad format (see the above tutorial article)  and I’ll do the printing for you if you wish.

Class 25 Loco ventilation panels.

Class 25 Loco ventilation panels.

Contact Quenton (email me at webmaster@bristolmodelengineers.co.uk) for further details.
Quenton

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