It’s amazing! We’re just looking at one of your prints and… it’s really a beautiful piece of work.
Thank you so much!!
It’s printed on Ultimaker 2+ and modeling is mine with Catia V5. It's a CAD 3D software like the SolidWorks.
How much does it take to print it?
Approximately 30 hours.
Why did you choose this model? We remember you from the watches series..
I like the motor-sport world, I’ve already done the McLaren F1 steering wheel.
This time, I wanted to make a design easier to print and assemble but iconic at the same time.
The Lamborghini Miura was the first mass-manufactured supercar and the design of the rim is spectacular – for me.
We’ve met on Twitter because you’d tagged us in your posts. How did you find our brand and why did you choose it for your projects?
I’ve discovered you thanks to the distributor you have in my city – Innovaland 3D (3Dfilamento.es). They recommended me your filaments for their quality.
I bought a Rapunzel Silver spool PLA and since then, I’ve been limited to buying only your products because they give me quality, easy printing (temperatures, removal of supports), and above all – assembling precision.
Since you’ve mentioned temperatures, what setup did you use for printing this model?
For the body rim printed in Fillamentum Gold Happens PLA, I used the 0,4 nozzle with a 0,2 height layer, the speed of 30mm/seg, 50º supports overhang angle and nozzle at the temperature of 210°C.
For the central wheel wing nut, I printed with Fillamentum Rapunzel Silver PLA and used the same settings as for the body rim.
And for the brand shield, I printed with Fillamentum Traffic Black and Gold Happens PLA I used the 0,25 nozzle with a 0,15 layer, the speed of 20mm/seg and at the temperature of 195°C.
Is it possible to download the model?
Yes, it is available in Thingiverse, I’m dropping the link to my account here:
And for the model:
What are your future plans?
I have many plans, right now, I have two tough bosses – my sons – they’re demanding a scary mask for Halloween.
On the other hand, I'm trying to simplify the watch design to reduce the number of mounting parts and maybe I can make a short production for some interested friends. I hope to get it using the filament change technique during printing.
I also want to make some relief map of the terrain using digital terrain models and I need to learn to design with Blender to make more artistic designs and less industrial.
Besides all this, I have to finish the design of a watch, I want to design another Formula 1 steering wheel more and continue with the design of luminous marquee letters and with the architectural recreations… I need more time. (I wish a day had 36 hours?)
3D printed Cement wagon for garden model railway by M. Neubauer November 08 2017
If you did not attend TCT in Birmingham you missed to see an unique printed model made by Michal Neubauer. He had prepared a special fully printed cement transport wagon with painted details. Let’s speak to him about more details of this project.
Hello Michal. We’ve been on TCT expo in Birmingham where you prepared something special for us...
Hello to everybody! I have a special surprise for you. It’s a freight wagon for a garden model railway to transport a cement. I draw a 3D model, it is not made from a scratch. I used the model on a smaller scale as a pattern. I’m glad I finished it before TCT start.
Which scale did you use?
The wagon will be on a garden scale. The default scale is 1:22,5. However, from time to time it is better to change the scale a little bit accordingly to the ratio of size between locomotive and wagon respectively.
This is not the first time you have printed something. How did you find this hobby?
I started with a garden model railway 5 years ago. I prepared for my dad a big gift for his 50’s. It was the garden railroad in our garden with one locomotive and one wagon. After dad’s 50’s birthday, I had an idea to create and print the wagon on the 3D printer. It is a service car. It can be partly used for mail transport too.
So do you expect that the project will grow in the future?
Yes. My idea is to become a manufacturer of unique small wagon series, which none of the garden railway manufacturers offer. In the coming winter time, I would like to design more new accessories, wagons and even a locomotive, and hopefully, a 4-wagon unit. So stay tuned.
Which kind of printer and material did you use for the project?
I use the custom-made 3D printer, it’s a big brother of DeltiX from Trilab. I called it DeltiX XXL, current DeltiX XXL is a unique model, no one has the same printer. It was developed with the aim to print wagons and locomotives for a garden railway. I chose PLA Extrafill Traffic White as material. PLA has the best printer parameters for printing larger components as wagons.
If used outside, would not be better to choose ASA? We know it’s a bit complicated to print than with PLA, but it’s the material made for outdoor use.
Yeah, I know that ASA is known as a material for outdoor use. I am going to use the ASA for accessories, which are intended for permanent placement outdoors. I tested that direct sunlight beams cause softening and deformation of the model after about 4 hours of sunlight. So when you use a wagon for about 1-2 hours on the railways, there is no need to be afraid of any damage of the wagon. The surface finish of cementing and painting helps the model to resist the sunlight beams.
Are there some special colors for printed parts like these?
As a finishing procedure, I use polyester putty and airbrush color to make the surface smooth and colored. Every color which is used for the real wagon is from RAL color system. I use the same RAL colors as used in the original one.
It can be pretty complicated to find the exact same colors which were used in a real life. Do you also combine shades you need sometimes?
Every real wagon has its own colors which were selected according to their technical standards. These standards were described in the technical documentation for each wagon. Nowadays, it is technically impossible to find more than 60-years old documentation for wagons. It is easier to find the real wagon, take the RAL sampler with and find the corresponding color with the real color on the wagon. Often the hardest thing is to find the wagon itself.
Thank you for the interview and we are looking forward to your next projects!
What to print | Dinosaurs May 06 2017
Weekend printing time is here!
You ask us for some more inspiration, so here you go. This weekend it will be about dinosaurs.
If you know of any great model, that we are missing, please let us know and we can add it. Similarly, if you print out of Fillamentum some nice prints, send us photos, we share them on the web and social networks!
Low Poly T-Rex Skull
CUTE TYRANNOSAURUS REX
T-Rex of Iron Sky
If you printed some nice voxels from Fillamentum materials and want to share it with us, you are welcome here!
What to print | Easter bunny April 07 2017
Ready for Easter? No?! Here, take some inspiration and be ready on the end of the weekend.
Let's print some bunnies : )
If you know of any great one, that we are missing, please let us know and we can add it. Similarly, if you manage to print out of Fillamentum some nice prints, send photos, we share them on the web and social networks!
EASTER BUNNY COOKIE CUTTER
Bunny with a Attitude
LOW POLY STANFORD BUNNY LAMP
Eggy Easter Bunny
If you printed some nice bunnies from Fillamentum materials and want to share it with us, you are welcome here!
*NEW* PLA Vertigo Grey February 03 2017
Do you love Rapunzel silver? Fillamentum now introduces a new
shade PLA Vertigo gray.
This new member to our range of PLA materials can depose the
iconic color of the top of popularity.
This new filament is interested not only in his physical characteristics but also
"galactic" dark gray metallic color. Luxury finish of this material is therefore
perfectly suited not only to futuristic models, but also for designers and automotive
industrie. It is intended for all those who appreciate quality and detail.
A good choice for PLA
PLA is a great material for novice and experienced printers. Working with him
does not require a heating bed and is suitable for more demanding printing details.
Compared with ABS he can be printed in larger angles and his composition ensures
greater flexibility. And bonus, it is biodegradable
Print of a lion from 3D maker Noob, printed on Original Prusa i3 Mk2 with layer
"At Fillamentum we believe in the knowledge of our experts. We are bringing
the highest quality filaments to the market. It is important for us to prepare
for printers stable technical characteristics of our products. I am glad that
I can introduce our new product - PLA Vertigo gray."
Founder of Fillamentum