[TR] Your own T5 Conversion
mdporter at dfn.com
Wed Jan 23 18:46:39 MST 2013
On 1/23/2013 5:50 PM, Randall wrote:
>> We're getting to the point where a 3D printer could produce the bell housing.
> We're already there. I read an article just the other day about a printer that could easily handle a bellhousing in several kinds of metal:
> "Potential materials include high-grade steel alloys, tool steels, aluminum or titanium alloys, nickel-based superalloys, and cobalt-chromium alloys."
> All it takes is money at the moment. But I expect the prices to continue dropping dramatically as the printers gain acceptance. Some home units are already below $1500 (though they don't handle metal or anything as big as a bellhousing). And the 'toner' is still expensive too, from what I hear.
Would be a fun toy to have in the shop (although I suspect the purchase
price would equal a fleet of Maybachs). But, geez, using a laser "in
the kilowatt range...?" With a kilowatt CO2 laser, you could cut a
bridge in half....
Never let anyone drive you crazy when you know it's within walking distance....
More information about the Triumphs