This Guy Creates Incredible Working 3D Printed Car Engines

This Guy Creates Incredible Working 3D Printed Car Engines

3D_Car[Image Source: Eric Harrell]

Even though 3D printing has been around for some time now, all of its practical uses are still emerging. From rapid prototyping to fun weekend projects, there's not a lot that you can't do with a 3D printer. One YouTuber is using his printer on overdrive and creating working scale models of car engines, transmissions, and differentials. The final products could almost be compareD to works of kinetic art. Check out the videos of his creations below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB34I33Bqrg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmK_LWOqRp8

 

If these videos don't help you realize the awesome potential that 3D printers hold, I don't know what will. While the parts are only made out of plastic and likely couldn't withstand practical usage, their ability to quickly and rapidly produce machines is unmatched. As advances in metal 3D printing and methods using other stronger materials are made, it is likely that we start seeing this rapid prototyping implemented on a larger scale in manufacturing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxWIW_i72Ec

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4adoP7vi9J4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ibIXaNXtqQ

 

Which one of these incredible 3D printed creations was your favorite? If you own a 3D printer, what is the most complex thing that you have ever built with it? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by Trevor English

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