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Off-road go-kart with 3D-printed resin parts designed in the US

US based product design firm Paul Hammerstrom Design works together with off-road go-kart manufacturer Torque off-road to develop resin 3D-printed parts for their new TQ390 go-kart.

Paul Hammerstrom Design is a product design firm that understands that designs must be produced in a robust cost effective manner. While maintaining a rigorous adherence to engineering theory and principels, they understand not all clients need this. With many years of experience and many products on the market, PHD has a wealth of knowledge to draw from. This saves clients time and money. For the new design of Torque off-road, PHD was requested to develop robust parts in an efficient way.

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All parts were printed with Liqcreate Strong-X, Tough-X and Flexible-X resin on EPAX3D X10's and X1 3D-printers. Mass manufacturing was easy due to reliable machines and materials

Paul Hammerstrom – Owner at Paul Hammerstrom Design LLC

With a workflow of design software, Epax3D printers, Liqcreate engineering resin and a Wicked Engineering Curebox, Paul’s design firm was able to quickly design, print and test new iterations of the design until the final part was mass printed. When larger parts, or larger volumes are required, businesses can easily upgrade to a larger format Epax3D printer or a faster, more advanced 3D-printer like an UnionTech Cute300 4K, Asiga 4K 3D-printers.

Paul Hammerstrom continues: “All parts were printed with Liqcreate engineering 3D resins: Strong-X, Tough-X and Flexible-X resin on EPAX3D X10’s and  X1 3D-printers. Mass manufacturing was easy due to reliable machines and materials”

Image: 3D-printed go-kart parts printed in engineering resins Strong-X and Tough-X resin for the Torque Off Road TQ390.

 

3D-printing with Liqcreate engineering resins

Paul Hammerstrom Design LLC used the Epax3D X10 and X1 MSLA 3D-printers to manufacture engineering grade parts with Liqcreate resins. Rigid parts were manufactured in Strong-X resin, tough parts made from Tough-X and the soft and elastic parts with Flexible-X. 3D-printing parameters were developed and published in cooperation with Paul and Epax3D. Print settings for these and other 3D-printers can be found here. After printing, the parts were washed and post-cured in the Wicked Engineering Curebox.

Image: printing parts in the Epax3D X10 and post-curing engineering resin Liqcreate Strong-X in the Wicked Engineering Curebox.

 

Functional parts for the off-road go-kart 3D-printed with Liqcreate engineering resins

Printing masses was made possible by the big build area of the EPAX X10 3D-printers.

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Image: 3D-printed go-kart parts printed with engineering 3d resins: Strong-X and Tough-X resin for the Torque Off Road TQ390.

Manufacturing partners

Paul Hammerstrom Design recently joined Liqcreate’s certified production partner program. Find your local certified production partners here. Reach out to our partners for projects like Torque off-road, or when you simply need parts manufactured with Liqcreate resins.

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Liqcreate Strong-X

Liqcreate Strong-X is one of the strongest materials available in the market. Its flexural strength of 135MPa is comparable to industry’s leading dual-cure cyanate ester resins. Liqcreate Strong-X is easy to use on all open source SLA and DLP 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 405nm and only requires UV post-curing. This material has excellent features like high strength, high stiffness and high temperature resistance which makes it ideal for injection molding and heavy duty applications.

Key benefit

 

·        High strength

·        High temperature resistance

·        Low odor

·        Low shrinkage

3D-Printer compatibility

 

·        Epax3D Series

·        Formlabs Form2

·        Asiga & Anycubic series

·        And many more

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Liqcreate Tough-X

Liqcreate Tough-X is an opaque black photopolymer. 3D-printed parts from this material have exceptional durability. Liqcreate Tough-X is easy to use on all open source DLP, LCD and SLA 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 420nm. This material has excellent properties like high impact strength and up to 150% elongation, making it perfect for the production of industrial spare parts and functional ABS type products.

Key benefit

 

·        Exceptional Impact Strength

·        High Elongation

·        Heavy Duty

3D-Printer compatibility

 

·        Epax3D Series

·        UnionTech Cute300 4K DLP

·        And many more

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Liqcreate Flexible-X

Liqcreate Flexible-X is an opaque black photopolymer with great processability and print speed on MSLA, DLP and laser based 3D-printers. 3D-printed parts from this material have exceptional flexibility and great rebound properties. Liqcreate Flexible-X is easy to use on all open source DLP, LCD and SLA 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 420nm. Its low hardness of 55 Shore A and elongation up to 160% makes it perfect for the production of a diversity of industrial applications.

Key benefit

 

·        High Elongation

·        Excellent Rebound

·        Good Tear Strength

·        Durable Soft Touch

3D-Printer compatibility

 

·        Epax3D Series

·        Phrozen Series

·        Anycubic series

·        And many more

  • Liqcreate Flexible-X resin for SLA DLP LCD flexible and elastic 3D printing

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