The vacuum collector for the hydraulic system of a fire truck – this is one of the new test developments in 3D printing. The part was created using an industrial F420 printer, which you can see in the 3DBGPRINT office.
The collector is in the form of a prototype, but the purpose is to check whether there is a place for 3D printing in internal combustion engines. The development of the industry marks a strong pace and many models applicable in different fields, thanks to the exceptional accuracy of the 3D print are made identical to the real model.
The first check shows that printing a vacuum collector on a 3D printer is cheaper and faster than waiting for it to be produced. Casting a part takes a long time, while the printing of the collector itself takes about 10 days. It is made in three parts, its dimensions are 600 x 500 x 600 mm, and the materials used are ABS + HIPS.
The printer itself has interchangeable modules that allow customization, depending on your needs. You can print any part you need.
The collector, although a prototype, is still installed in a specific vehicle. The tests prove the good ergonomics, ie the functionality and durability of the prototype. This is another clear sign that 3D printing has a place in the making of engines.