'79 Macho 360 Magnum, Comp 480 cam, Hughes springs, 650 Thunder AVS, Pertronix Flamethrower ignition
I need to add this to my wish list 💖
I've done a little with castings for aerospace (very little) and I see how complex some of the gear boxes can get. Then they need to be machined for bearings and contact surfaces.The company I work for is R&D-ing printing gearbox/transmission housings for the aerospace industry instead machining castings.
It would certainly have less steps than casting and be a lot safer for the worker.Yes, machining would still be necessary......and they would be printed with a metal of some kind (not sure what is available at this point, I assume Aluminum will be the primary material). Printing vs casting offers some easy solutions for some complexities within the casting. Definite advantages if it proves out.
Fusion360 can be downloaded and used for free if you are just a hobbyist. I have it and have used it. You just have to know a friend with any one of the many machines it has in its database. Then you can design your own parts and have them made on their machine. My son uses Fusion and prints parts on his small 3D printers. He's building a wicked RC tank right now.I need to add this to my wish list 💖