Stirling engines are my favorite engines, but they’re not the only kind on Thingiverse, so I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Recently Ford gave all of their engineers 3D printers , so this non-functional 4.0 V6 is a bit of marketing, but it’s still pretty cool.
If the V6 wasn’t enough for you, this V8 should do the trick, especially considering that it actually works. Take THAT Ford! This engine was designed in Solidworks and printed on the Up Plus printer to test its limits. I’d say this counts as a success.
An air engine designed “for fun” turned out to work with a bit of sanding and graphite. Since steam is only a few degrees cooler than the melting point of ABS, it is best to keep to compressed air here.
This is similar to the previous engine, but it wobbles. Again, I’d avoid steam.
While this wind-up engine doesn’t quite work, it’s very close. When it does get to being functional, it’ll be really useful, so help him out!