woensdag 1 januari 2014

Slot Car Challenge: Print je eigen slotcar!

Via mijn buurman Ed de Bruin (Ed's Garten Bahn, ) kwam ik op deze link.
 Even linksboven Slot Car Challenge aanklikken et...voila!

Get fast and furious with our Slot Car Challenge. Show us your most beautiful 3D design and you might win your very own slot car! We’re challenging you to make the coolest slot car design. You create the shell, we provide the chassis, motor, axels and wheels (which cannot be modified). Our parent company Materialise is organizing a series of races for slot cars made with 3D printing technologies, to be held at AM events worldwide throughout 2014. If you win the i.materialise challenge, you are free to race your own 3D printed slot car at one or more of these events. For now RAPID 2014 and EuroMold 2014 are confirmed. - See more at:

What is slot racing? Slot car racing is racing with miniature cars on a track. An electrical engine powers the cars. The motor is connected to a guide that is positioned under the chassis of the model. To the guide are copper braids connected and is positioned in a slot in the middle of parallel rails. The slot car gets speed if the driver gives power to the rails by means of a hand held controller.
The materials you can use for this challenge are prime gray, polyamide and transparent resin.  Make sure you read the design guides to make your slot car model 3D printable.
OVERALL DIMENSIONSTo make sure your design fits around the motor, chassis, axels and wheels you can download this 3D file and model your design around it.
Your car must not be wider than 83mm. The length of your car should not exceed 200mm and the height is limited to 70mm.
We will select 1 winning design. The winner will get his or her own print and a 20% discount on his or her next order in the 3D print lab.
This challenge is open to all designers, professional and amateur, regardless of sex, age or nationality.
Submissions will be accepted up to 23:59 Central European Time, February 16th, 2013.
There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter, you need to upload your design(s) on the challenge page. Don’t forget to provide a clear explanation (under ‘description’) in at least 50 words and tell us in what material your design needs te be printed.
You can find more information about the file formats in our FAQs under ‘website’.
- See more at:

Dit is dus even een simpel dingetje voor de regenachtige zondagmiddag!
Veel plezier ermee.
Binnenkort komt er een artikel over de activiteieten van Ed en z'n 3D prints van treinen.

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