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single cylinder engine

by sirmakesalot, published

single cylinder engine by sirmakesalot Aug 1, 2011

Description

This is my first contribution of my own design to Thingiverse! I designed it in Rhino and printed it on my TOM. I left a lot of space in the piston cavity and it could probably be tweaked but it works great! Makes a good demo for children or if your bored give it a whirl! Big thanks to my friends at Makerbot support, Matt made this possible!

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Scaled it up to the max size my thing o matic could print. Added some hot glue to stop the piston from coming off and it ROCKS!!!

(See it in the Made section)

Bussy printing this ! 0.3 layer, looks nice!

I managed to printthis at 50% with out any problems. but did have to clean it up a bit with a knife

Great stuff thanks 8-)

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Instructions

I printed it in two sizes, one at 100% and the other at 75%, that is the one pictured; It turned out way better than the larger one. I'd like to see one super small if you can pull it off!
Pretty straight forward assembly
.Print the tray,
The dog bone has a smaller end for the piston and the bigger one goes on the flywheel shaft.
It prints well but requires a little bit of alteration to the holes to get them to fit just right.
I was able to assemble it glue free!

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federicotondolo on Jun 19, 2013 said:

Scaled it up to the max size my thing o matic could print. Added some hot glue to stop the piston from coming off and it ROCKS!!!

(See it in the Made section)

HeAdWaVe on Apr 29, 2013 said:

Bussy printing this ! 0.3 layer, looks nice!

Vegetoast on Jan 4, 2012 said:

I managed to printthis at 50% with out any problems. but did have to clean it up a bit with a knife

Great stuff thanks 8-)

Anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 said:

How do you reprint certain parts? I tried printing raftlessly, but one of the pins and the piston failed and lost their grip on the platform.
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sirmakesalot on Sep 9, 2011 said:

Hang in there, I am reworking this file to be consistent with my other motors. It should be up this weekend.

garyhodgson on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Excellent work! Sadly the pin for the dog bone and head broke during my print, but a piece of tubing works fine as a replacement.

sirmakesalot on Aug 9, 2011 said:

thank you! Nice thinking with the tube. If you scale it down you could use a hunk of filament instead.

jimcook on Aug 7, 2011 said:

I wouldn't call this print a "Piston Assembly". It is a piston, cylinder, connecting rod and flywheel thus I would call it a "single cylinder engine".

sirmakesalot on Aug 7, 2011 said:

Nice print btw!

sirmakesalot on Aug 7, 2011 said:

sounds good to me!

sockles on Aug 3, 2011 said:

This is cool, printing now.

sirmakesalot on Aug 3, 2011 said:

Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!

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