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Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:10 pm

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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby All_Euro » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 pm

That's unreal... what are you making :) ?
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:01 pm

I plan on getting a 3D printer next year to print prototypes of parts. Then make a mold of them and cast them in aluminum. Seems like a great way to cast a custom intake manifold or other complex parts.
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby varia » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:40 am

alxdgr8 wrote:I plan on getting a 3D printer next year to print prototypes of parts. Then make a mold of them and cast them in aluminum. Seems like a great way to cast a custom intake manifold or other complex parts.


do 5 cylinder 25v head
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby my2000apb » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:47 am

varia wrote:
alxdgr8 wrote:I plan on getting a 3D printer next year to print prototypes of parts. Then make a mold of them and cast them in aluminum. Seems like a great way to cast a custom intake manifold or other complex parts.


do 5 cylinder 25v head



07k 25v head!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby varia » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:23 pm

my2000apb wrote:
varia wrote:
alxdgr8 wrote:I plan on getting a 3D printer next year to print prototypes of parts. Then make a mold of them and cast them in aluminum. Seems like a great way to cast a custom intake manifold or other complex parts.


do 5 cylinder 25v head



07k 25v head!!!!!!!!!!!!!


while the 07K swap is nice, and maybe the head flow better then the old 5cly ever will, still cost a lot of money (just add everything together)
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or you mean the 07k head on older engines?
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby Lord_Verminaard » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:14 pm

How about a crossflow 10v? :D

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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby amd is the best » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:31 pm

Easily one of the sickest threads I've ever browsed through!
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby lorge1989 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:06 am

Stumbled across that a few weeks ago. It is insane. :)
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:24 pm

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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby scubagli » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:42 pm

That guy is awesome read that thread a couple months ago.
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby lorge1989 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:13 pm

Wow.
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby Mcstiff » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:14 pm



:o

That is crazy. Going through it, I can't help but think about how much 3D printing could simplify that process.
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Re: Awesome Thread on DIY Casting

Postby Marc » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:15 pm

Mcstiff wrote:


:o

That is crazy. Going through it, I can't help but think about how much 3D printing could simplify that process.



yep.

google "lost PLA casting". its on my list of things to play with, eventually.
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