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Old 03-13-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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3D Printed Trailer

What next, the world is a changing.
3D printed trailer.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:26 AM   #2
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 AM   #3
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It has got real possibilities. Wonder how it will stand up to the sun. Says it does not need a frame, but that does not seem reasonable. Can't wait to see it live.

But the devil is in the details, as they say.
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I'm so flippin' excited.

I get to see this ACTUAL 3-D printed trailer. It's coming to the http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ome-76954.html
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I'm so flippin' excited.

I get to see this ACTUAL 3-D printed trailer.
Please take lots of pictures, and ask about strength / weight / flexibility with no glass fibers.

Seems like it would be the same as just using resin, without the glass. Not very strong.
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Please take lots of pictures, and ask about strength / weight / flexibility with no glass fibers.

Seems like it would be the same as just using resin, without the glass. Not very strong.
I had a long conversation with Randy who designed and builds the 3D trailer. The production version will use either a fibreglass or carbon fibre reinforced extrusion. He will be presenting at the boler 50th Anniversary event on the design, construction and taking Q&A. One cool thing is it easy to modify the trailer during construction, if you want it 4" higher they just need to adjust the programming.

By the way Randy has owned several moulded fibreglass trailers and was very active in the Airstream community
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Does the 3-D printer/trailer guys have a website yet? If not any ideas on how to follow the development of this company?
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Does the 3-D printer/trailer guys have a website yet? If not any ideas on how to follow the development of this company?
There is currently not a website specifically for the trailer. He is connected to the Create Cafe website: CreateCafe 3D Printing - Home
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:51 AM   #9
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Just saw something in Discover Magazine about the world largest 3-D printer, using metal. This is from Space.com:

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to be powered by an engine made almost entirely using 3D printing. This might not make it the "first 3D-printed rocket in space" that some headlines described it as, but it does highlight how seriously this manufacturing technique is being taken by the space industry.

Members of the team behind the Electron rocket at US company Rocket Lab say the engine was printed in 24 hours and provides efficiency and performance benefits over other systems. There's not yet much information out there regarding the exact details of the 3D-printed components. But it's likely many of them have been designed to minimise weight while maintaining their structural performance, while other components may have been optimised to provide efficient fluid flow. These advantages – reducing weight and the potential for complex new designs – are a large part of why 3D printing is expected to find some of its most significant applications in space exploration, with dramatic effect.
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