F1 Racecar

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This is a miniature F1 car that has been 100% 3D printed. It was inspired by Red Bull Racing’s 2015 F1 car but is not 100% accurate because it has been optimised for desktop 3D printers. The wheels click onto the body using 4 pins and this allows the wheels to rotate (they are not stationary). It has the chassis, wings, rear diffuser, DRS, barge board, engine intake, wheels and front wheel linkages.

Print level: Intermediate

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Model originally printed on: Makerbot Replicator 2X

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This model was printed in 9 separate parts (4 wheels, 4 pins and one body) using ABS and were printed using 2 layers and 10% infill. The body needs support for the front and rear wings and also the wheel hubs. The body can be printed with two colours in a dual extruder printer or in a single colour (both files are available in the download, body purple and body yellow). It was printed with no raft but that makes it trickier to remove from the build plate. If you wedge pliers/screwdriver under the rear diffuser it comes off the print bed nicely (make sure you have loosened the rest of the model off the print bed as much as possible). The front wing is the most delicate part so make sure that it is loose before you try to take the whole model off the print bed. This model was placed in an acetone vapour bath to get the smooth shiny finish but is not really necessary. This model was made to print in one piece (for the body) but requires some supports. The wheels and pins are easily printed (with little or no support).

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