by Jamo, published
A simple printable (mostly) Tesla turbine I made for the make contest to win a makerbot. I'm sorry about the bad previews, they're exports from SolidWorks.
A few notes: Besides the Printer you need a tap set and a drill. The disks and the spacers should be 5 layers thick. The alternate Box1-pilot hole part replaces the 1/2in inlet and outlet holes with a .1in pilot hole. (now that I think about it, this should help with sag yes?)
I have no idea how well it will work, if i understand 3d printing correctly, the disks may warp badly which would ruin the turbine. The plastic probably wont hold up to very high rpm ether.
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- Print the printable parts.
- Press the disks and spacers onto the rod. (I\'m assuming that your print will have a bit smaller id than 1/4in making a press fit possible)
- Thread the bolt holes for a 1/4in bolt.
- Drill out the central holes in the box parts to just over 1/4in.
- put it all together.