[TR] Your own T5 Conversion

Mark Hooper mhooper at indiefilmnet.com
Thu Jan 24 08:58:00 MST 2013

Hi Frank:

Sadly, no access to such fun toys anymore. I am now in digital media, so I've
got auto-stereoscopic 3D flat screens that can show you your bell housing
floating in the air, but it's "look, don't touch"...

As others have noted, printing a real part is still a pretty expensive
sounding procedure.



From: Frank Fisher [mailto:yellowtr3 at yahoo.com]
Sent: January-23-13 5:58 PM
To: mhooper at indiefilmnet.com; 'William Brewer'; 'Triumphs'
Subject: Re: [TR] Your own T5 Conversion

i have seen the old 3d modelers where they built the model in layers of some
kind of epoxy that cured when exposed to laser light.
they where pretty crude and very fragile.
only seen video of the latest stuff.
do you have access to one?
i may still have the layout for my original model that i was going to machine
out of the "lump"
like any technology though im sure its big $$.
my Aussie bell housing was just less than 500.00 3 or 4 years ago.


From: Mark Hooper <mhooper at indiefilmnet.com>
To: 'Frank Fisher' <yellowtr3 at yahoo.com>; 'William Brewer'
<wsb1960tr3a at att.net>; 'Triumphs' <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:17 PM
Subject: RE: [TR] Your own T5 Conversion

Hi Frank:

We're getting to the point where a 3D printer could produce the bell housing.
The original printers were using a flow of sintered metals, but I think they
are mostly plastics now and not suitable. It will be interesting to see what
comes up in the next years. I read of a guy planning to print sections of a
large house.

That said, I think the existing 3D printers could easily produce the shape for
making a casting mould.

1972 TR6

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