This is just an other model of the well known Akula class, but this one is aimed for 3d printing. The details are adjusted for 3d printability. There are several versions included for easy printing in various printers. There are also shell versions with emty interiors for projects like RC submarines etc.
Read on for more information and free file downloads.
The Astute class is the latest class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines (SSNs) in service with the Royal Navy. The class sets a new standard for the Royal Navy in terms of weapons load, communication facilities and stealth. The boats are being constructed by BAE Systems Submarines at Barrow-in-Furness. Seven boats will be constructed: the first of class, Astute, was launched by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in 2007, commissioned in 2010, and declared fully operational in May 2014. The Astute class is the replacement for the Trafalgar-class fleet submarines in Royal Navy service.
Here you can find a 3d printable 3d model of the submarine. Read more for more information and model files
This is the Fiat 126 Vettura Urbana concept (or ‘city car’ concept, if you translate the Italian… everything sounds better in Italian), revealed in 1976 and designed for Fiat by venerable designer Giovanni Michelotti, who penned lots of nice stuff you haven’t really heard of. His 1961 Alpine A110 was alright, mind. This particular vision of the future was based on the teeny 126 city car, and although small, it wasn’t a toy.
The body STL including the engine can now be downloaded at the following pages. There is also a version with separate STL files for each piece, sliding doors, operational engine parts. The engine parts, pulleys, pistons etc, can be driven by a small electric motor hidden in the transmission which is also connected to the rear wheels. So this model can drive with electric power. With additional work, can be made to run with remote control. A challenging and very nice project to build.
As we all know, 3D printed parts produced by our ordinary home type printers are not so strong and when used in place of actual parts, they don’t last long. I thought it would be great If it is possible to somehow strengthen the 3d printed parts and worked on the subject a bit.
Strengthening a 3d part may give us the ability to use those parts in place of actual working, load bearing parts. So instead of trying to find an original replacement part for a broken one of our gadgets, robots, vehicles, mechanical toys or in any mechanical tech project we develop, we can simply go with the 3d printed parts.