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Ford Engine Block (simplified)

by sola_technical, published

Ford Engine Block (simplified) by sola_technical Jan 7, 2013

Description

For me, the original was choking Slic3r even after running it through Netfabb, so I simplified the mesh with Meshlab. 123k faces reduced to 86k, with a much smaller file.

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The Ford 4.0L SOHC! I know this block too well after having done a rebuild on one for the infamous timing chain issue. Hence the nickname the Ford "Exploder"
I printed it in 7,5 h with 0.4 mm layer height. A short vimeo video with the result:

vimeo.com/62014229 and an article on our blog: 6brueder.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/ford-motorblock/
I printed this one at 1/4 scale on a Dimension 1200es SST. At that scale and on that machine it did have quite a bit of support material. No problems with the print though.

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I haven't had a chance to print this yet, so if you try it, report back on your results.
The Ford 4.0L SOHC! I know this block too well after having done a rebuild on one for the infamous timing chain issue. Hence the nickname the Ford "Exploder"
I printed it in 7,5 h with 0.4 mm layer height. A short vimeo video with the result:

vimeo.com/62014229 and an article on our blog: 6brueder.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/ford-motorblock/
I printed this one at 1/4 scale on a Dimension 1200es SST. At that scale and on that machine it did have quite a bit of support material. No problems with the print though.
Thank you! My printer was choking on the original.
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