Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

My biggest and most complex 3D print so far


Recommended Posts

Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

Ok. so, I thought I would put my UM2 through it's paces and print some larger components in ABS. These are for use in a motorcycle project i'm working on at the moment. An under seat storage tray and a mount for the tail light, indicator lamps and licence plate.

The storage tray was too large for the print envelope so I split it into two and made an interlocking joint feature to make sure the parts came together accurately and also give me a good bond area.

The tail lamp mount was a very complex piece. It is shaped to fit on to the end face of the storage tray and is a visible styling feature on the bike.

The whole assembly mounts and integrates with the bikes rear subframe and upper bodywork and seat.

I'm impressed with the over all finish and integrity of the parts. However, I have found that there are one or two print layers that are not perfect and might weaken the parts. That's a shame because over all, they have come out really great.

Resize Of IMG 1377

Resize Of IMG 1376

Resize Of IMG 1403

Resize Of IMG 1398

Resize Of IMG 1394

Resize Of IMG 1369

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    Nice prints!

    Did you know that you can vapor polish ABS prints with acetone fumes to improve surface finish and overall strength of the printed part?

    The print will become smooth and glossy and layers will melt together more, maybe even fixing your few bad layers...

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    What model of bike is that?.... just wondering....

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    Hi folks, Thanks for the constructive and positive comments...much appreciated ! :)

    IronGland, the bike is a Harley Davidson XR1200. The great thing about that bike is that they are really popular for people who want to customize their bike...makes it commercially interesting for me.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    I would of been so nervous " Snapping " those of from the glass bed lol :p

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    Really amazing print !

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    Very cool! I was actually brainstorming and thought about doing something like this. An under tail section with fender eliminator and maybe a standoff for a power commander ..yours looks awesome. Very cool to see

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · My biggest and most complex 3D print so far

    Which 3D software did you use?

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • Startups, apply for the Forward AM Innovation Award!
        Are you a startup using 3D printing? Perhaps you should continue reading... 
         
        Together with BASF we are launching the Forward AM Innovation Award - the very first global contest for startups developing new applications with 3D printing!
         
        Why apply?
        The winning startup will receive €100,000 in goods and services*, along with coaching and marketing exposure from top-notch leaders in the industry.
         

         
        Who can apply?
        Your startup creates products using Additive Manufacturing, is less than 5 years old, and has less than 50 employees. We are looking for 3D printing applications with a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and scalability.
         
        Dental aligners, shoes, tools, automotive parts, music instruments, industrial tooling and molding, medical implants, sports equipment, toys, architecture, fashion, construction... all are welcome to join!
         
        Do you have an innovative, sustainable and scalable idea that leverages the unique possibilities of 3D printing? Then it is time to apply!
        More information can be found here.
         
        Applications close on March 28th, 2021
        * What does "in goods and services" mean?
        The winner will be able to pick any item from the overall product and service portfolio of the sponsors, e.g. printers, materials, consulting, software... Choose whatever you need to accelerate your startup.
         
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • New here? Register your Ultimaker for free 3D printer onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...