SLA 3D Printed Scale-down Soil Mixing Pile Models as Cooperation Gifts

SLA 3D Printed Scale-down Soil Mixing Pile Models as Cooperation Gifts

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, Polish, Paint, Glueing
Material Resin
Quantity 18 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 6 workdays

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About Project

Soil mixing consists of using specially designed augers or special tools to mechanically mix the soil with an in situ binder. The machine is fitted with single or multiple mixing tools (auger, blades, rotary head) to directly inject binder into the mixing zones. Designed jointly by GRCC and Nanjing Luding, the mixing pile won high appraise. FacFox is committed to make scale-down models of the machine as cooperation gifts.

Solution

  • Step 1: The original 3D model of the machine can be directly used for making the small models. We just need to scale it down and make sure the details won’t get lost.
  • Step 2: We split the model into different parts for the convenience of the post-curing process.
  • Step 3: The model consists of a lot of bridge and overhang structures, which require proper supports.
  • Step 4: Arrange the placement and start printing with our industrial SLA 3D printers.
  • Step 5: Remove the prints from the build plate using a blade or other sharp tool.
  • Step 6: Rinse the prints for at least 4–5 minutes in IPA. Cut off the supports and post-cure the prints with UV.
  • Step 7: Remove the marks and bumps with sandpaper. Then color the parts with airbrushes and different paints.
  • Step 8: Glue all the parts together.