Printed front axle for Mercedes Unimog 1:16 model truck

by Stemer114 Sep 16, 2013
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hey ...
i also have one of this bruder cars just laying around sice my childhoood (not so far away). Do you have an full buildig manual /blog where you describe it? Sorry for my realy bad Englisch :(

how did you got that body?

It is bought, a 1:16 scale Bruder Unimog, Bruder being the toy company and Unimog being the (real world) vehicle. Bruder is very common in Germany (every boy knows it), good quality, durable, not expensive. Their models are very closely modeled to the real world vehicles, e.g. tractors etc. So, most farmer boys will have a Bruder traktor just like their dad the real one. I am not sure if it is sold in other countries and where. BTW, Unimog stands for UNIversalMOtorGerät which means versatile motor device.


Looks like a nice axle model you got there. May be you should consider chamfering the edges of the axle, so that they don't catch on rocks and other sharp edges/obstacles :)

P.S. Would love to see more pics of that Unimog and it's chassis :) Looks pretty cool!

Well, this was one of my first 3D printing projects and I was still learning modelling..
Unfortunately, I didn't take more pictures, I will have to go looking for the vehicle.. My son was 10 when I made this for him, now he is 15, I am not sure if I could still find it in his room..

Hello, i have printed this and figured out it has an error, in frontaxle_complete.stl it looks like it should look, but in frontaxle_armright/frontaxle_armleft.stl that gap where axle body should fit is filled so it's impossible to connect them,great job,but please fix that :)


as described in the instructions, the axle body support is on purpose:

"The arms left and right are modelled with a support column which is cut off after printing. If you want to print with the support your slicer offers, you can disable the support in the scad file."

you could disable the support in the scad file, see line 56: create_Support = false;

However, I have made this configurable only for rendering the explosion view. I highly doubt you could print it with support disabled.

Just print it and cut it off with a knife afterwards, it is even hollow, with the bore already included.

take care