Ford Engine Block (simplified)

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Ford Engine Block (simplified) by Vector_Mayhem Jan 7, 2013
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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.


I haven't had a chance to print this yet, so if you try it, report back on your results.

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seriously I don't understand how it's possible to print it at a large scale without supports (I know people did it but can't understand how), I see some 90° degrees overhangs here.
I did manage to print at 0.3 scale without supports but over that, not possible

Thank you! Downloading the 59 MB original aborted itself 3 times.

What print settings was used to print this part?

Depends on how well your printer handles overhangs. If it handles overhangs well, you should be ok without supports.

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:

https://vimeo.com/62014229https://vimeo.com/62014229 and an article on our blog: http://6brueder.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/ford-motorblock/http://6brueder.wordpress.com/...

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.