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Looks great! Any chance you’ll be making more/selling any?Okay, I had some brake cooling hose inlet ducts designed and 3D printed to facilitate changing hoses as needed. I was tired of removing the front bumper cover to change out the 3" hoses each time I caught them on a tire. This new routing should also help keep the hoses away from the tires. The ducts did not come back as far as I was thinking, so I can't change them from the wheel well like I was hoping. I still need to remove the plastic splash guard underneath, but do not have to take the entire front end off. These were designed to fit the 2011-2012 front end with the Boss/CS lower fascia using the fog light openings with 3" cooling hoses.
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I have already paid the engineering/design costs. The printing is the cheaper part. The print job takes around 10 hours per side. The shop that did it for me can print more. I am waiting on the price to reprint them. I should no more in a day or two.Looks great! Any chance you’ll be making more/selling any?
Most likely nylon. It's a fairly common combo, but I haven't tried it yet. It's fairly expensive, so I'd want to be pretty proficient at getting things set up before I try it. Standard ASA is still kicking my butt at times.He said it was a carbon infused material. I can ask for more details.
He talked about using a carbon infused material initially but ended up using ASA in the final product.Most likely nylon. It's a fairly common combo, but I haven't tried it yet. It's fairly expensive, so I'd want to be pretty proficient at getting things set up before I try it. Standard ASA is still kicking my butt at times.
I've got several ASA pieces under the hood of my car that have already been through about 4 track day events and they still look new. I switched from ABS when I found out it was very similar, but also had UV resistance. It's way trickier to print than the standard PLA, but it is definitely way more temperature resistant. I'm sure I'll use ASA when it comes time to try making the ducts again. Good to hear he's had good luck with it.The carbon infused wouldn’t hold form and was losing its shape during printing. He said other cooling ducts previously made from carbon infused material started to show cracking with age. They switched to ASA for durability and printability.