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3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

In other projects I have been working on my car with creating an engine control system. A piece of conduit tubing goes from inside of the interior to the engine bay, this bracket is to secure the tube at the other end.

Below is an example of why I need the bracket.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The software I like to use for 3D design is Solidworks, I have the 2016 edition. The first step is the base, the thing I like about this software is that dimensions can be driven and that multiple points can be changed via only one dimension. The hole is for a bolt to secure this bracket to the inner wing.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The base is extruded.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A plane is created on the back of the base in order to draw the vertical.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vertical part is drawn, this is where the conduit tube will screw into.

 

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The part is then extruded.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A plane is created on the side of the bracket.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A support is drawn on the plane.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The support is extruded.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A second support is drawn. Since 3D printed parts are weaker than traditional injection moulded parts it is necessary to included these supports for added strength.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The G-code is created using Cura.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The part is printed which takes around 2 hour to complete.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conduit pipe fits perfectly into the bracket.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another picture of the finished bracket.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bracket installed in the car, it worked perfect.

 

3D Printed Engine Bay Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to 3D Printing

 

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