3D Printing of Structural Component

Today I designed a structural part using Google Sketchup, converted to STL format, used ReplicatorG to generate G-Code, and my home-made CNC mill converted to a 3D printer to print the object in ABS plastic.

Here is the Google Sketchup drawing.

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Here is the STL file viewed in ReplicatorG

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Here is the object being printed on my converted CNC mill

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Here is a picture of the Mach 3 screen at the end of the printing process

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Here are close-ups of the printed part

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I had to drill through the holes, but the print helped center the drill easily. Here is the part installed on a scissor jack.

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Here are all of the files used to create the part.

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