I designed serveral 3d printable parts for my car and decided to publish them on thingiverse. Maybe those parts are usefull for someone.
I have never designed anything or used a 3D printer, this is my first time. What I plan to do is remove the compressor section from a turbocharger so the back of it is a flat round panel. I'm going to buy a high rpm DC electric motor. I have one picked out that can spin up to 60,000 rpm. It uses 2 small 12 volt batteries in sequence to give it 24 volts. The car's alternator will charge the batteries when installed. I need to make a mounting bracket to attach the electric motor to the backside of the compressor. Then I need to attach the motor shaft to the compressor wheel shaft inside the turbo. It will become a low boost electric turbocharger. The heat will be almost non existent because the motor is so strong that the batteries can only power it to run 1 minute at a time. Which is fine because the electric motor activates when you get to 75 to 80% full throttle. I need help with making a CAD drawing or design, then printing it. I have done a lot of research in to the electric turbo. Phantom Electric Turbochargers is my inspiration for making this. It is not one of those cheap eBay electric superchargers. This concept works. Audi, Volvo and Valeo are all leaning toward the electric turbo. There is no lag, the motor gets to 60,000 rpm in 1/10th of a second. I found all the parts necessary to build this. Phantom Electric Turbochargers charges $2000 for their kit without the batteries. The turbo I want to use is $300, electric motor $100, switches and batteries are another $400. It is so light that it just clamps in to position using silicon couplers and clamps. It's universal, can be installed on any car between the air filter and the throttle body. The car engine is left completely stock. This will generate 4 to 5 pounds of boost with none of the heat of a regular turbo. 30% more horsepower and 40% more torque are common with this type of turbo. I need all the help I can get. Thanks, Kevin
so i have been looking far and wide for specific car parts, on all 3d and Cad sites, cannot find them anywhere, since i do own a CR10s and can print large parts, but can't design for Sh*t,at least with my laptop and mousepad, im looking for a mirror cap, tried to get it off a modeled R56 CAD, with very little luck to get it into a printable shape. and since Mini has introduced the Mini yours 3d printed (i know, proprietary disgns) side scuttles and stuff, been looking for those.
how do you guys go about making stuff that needs to fit something that already exists? the mirror caps are a (for me) fairly complex shape since it cannot be revolved off a simple shape and to get the dimensions right it not easy.
would love to hear your approaches to something like that, id love to go about designing exterior parts for example
Im looking for a great dummy proof easy to use design program to design stl things n files. I have also been looking for a 1992 honda accord 4 door driver side interior inside door latch and the casing that surrounds it. Any ideas? Id gladly design if i could find that darn program. Would buy part but cooler to print it. Thanks. Paul