3D printed, fully assembled, teeny-weeny little cars

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8 Responses to “3D printed, fully assembled, teeny-weeny little cars”

  1. Next year they’ll be remote control with working headlights. And full HD cameras.

  2. Jake0748 says:

    I’m trying to wrap my brain around the idea that a  3-d printer could produce a model car which comes out with spinnable  wheels.   With no further assembly required.

    How is it possible?

    • pKp says:

      Yeah, how do you print something that has moving parts, with no assembly required ?

      • koanhead says:

        I don’t know how it’s done in this particular instance but some 3D printers have a “substrate” material that they can emit to fill space. When the part is complete this “substrate” can be rinsed off or blown out with compressed air.
        edit: KapCarl beat me to it, his comment has the answers.

  3. creating perforations in the design that act as bearings would produce movable parts with lasting components….are you doing that?…. the precision in which these are made is incredible soon we will have one stop printing of concepts including the now current printable electronic components such as batteries resistors diodes and conductive elements.

  4. KapCarl says:

    You can download the STL file for the tiny car from the Objet Blog: http://blog.objet.com/2011/11/17/tiny-3d-printed-car-stl-file-for-your-download/

    and you can read more about it here: http://blog.objet.com/2012/06/04/worlds-smallest-3d-printed-car-moving-doors-wheels/

    Next Sam Green of the Objet Blog is going to print the tiny car on the Objet Connex 3D Printer. The tiny car will be 3D printed with multi-materials in one shot – no assembly required (different colors, rubber-like tires, etc.).

    You can learn more about how support material allows you to 3D print moving parts in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDz7Q9_h6c&

    I think that’s enough links for one comment… Enjoy!

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