Piston and Conrod desk tidy

by Brinny, published

Piston and Conrod desk tidy by Brinny Apr 19, 2011
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My new 3D printer (from 3dprintingsystems.com) is going flat out and here is my latest job.
When I was a young guy...........yeah years ago I remember having an old piston and conrod sitting on my desk that I used as a desk tidy.......so I though lets print one.
I made it all up, sizes etc from google images of the parts and produced the files in Solidworks.
I even got carried away and made some rings..........the oil scrapping ring is very thin hence the few bits of support to be cleaned off that you can see in the photo.
I have laid the rings one on top of the other with a very small gap between..........this allows you to peel them off one another after printing.
Would be nice in a grey color with a bit of oil or grease stain to finish it off. Have fun!!


Print piston sitting on flat face, the conrod standing with little up, the rings laying flat and the gudgeon pin standing upright.

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Great job. I'll post my make as soon as i'll have it completed.

Could you give your solidworks files as well, please ?
I teach with solidworks a lot and like it very much.
Thank you

I'll second that - could you possibly please post the conrod without your nickname?

You can easily remove and edit with Mashmixer

Great stuff. Any chance of a conrod without your nickname on it please?

Congrats on your UP! awesome printer.

hmmm, I wonder if my sad little modeling skills could make a pneumatic engine out of it. It's too awesome just to sit on my desk, it would make my other desk-critters look cheap...

Nice. Now do the engine block :)

I can do you some metallic silver ABS in 1.75mm if you like. Would that improve the realism?