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Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...

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Posted · Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...

Hi Ultimaker-community,

 

I´m using my Ultimaker 2+ for building of splittable kiteboards. The edges are made of ABS. When I started with this I thought about building a big printer with approx. 800x500mm but realized then that it´s absolutely no problem to connect the pieces together with little bone-shaped parts. The top- and bottom layers in CURA are set to zero so that the epoxy-resin can later flow trough the edges during lamination process. This makes the bottom and top glassfibre stick very good together.

 

Off course not very complicated parts to print but what I think a good example how 3d-printing helps to built stuff you need for hobby ;-)

 

Greets

Micha

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Posted · Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...

Very nice! Do you also have some images of you using it?

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Posted · Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...
On 6/19/2018 at 1:07 PM, SandervG said:

Very nice! Do you also have some images of you using it?

... It took over one year now until somebody was able to catch me on camera. Maybe just accidently 🙂

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Posted · Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...

How do they handle bending loads, and impacts such as hitting stones on the beach?

 

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Posted (edited) · Kiteboards with 3D-printed edges...
2 hours ago, geert_2 said:

How do they handle bending loads, and impacts such as hitting stones on the beach?

 

A while ago I have made some testing on the edges with a hammer and the sharp edge of a rectangular aluminium-tube. The result was that rigidity is good enough and the board would stay water-tight after a hit. Anyway the glassfibre on top and bottom will help here. But up to now I have never compared this to a usual full ABS or a moulded  PU-rail. As I have about two years expirience now with this I can say there seem to be no issues.

 

Bending and torsional loads never have been a problem as well. I believe the forces at freeriding with normal rider weight are moderate. Of course it might be another story if you sell the boards and have to care about things like product-liability and -insurance.

 

Greets

Micha

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