3D Printable Jet Engine

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3D Printable Jet Engine

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Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
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(OLD) Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
(OLD) Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
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Fully set up ready to start printing parts!
Fully set up ready to start printing parts!
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60% Scaled Model
60% Scaled Model
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1/2/2024 UPDATE: I have incorporated several minor design improvements to the parts to improve clearances, ease of printing, and ease of assembly. Parts require fewer supports as well. These updates are included in the Jet Engine Model for Kit-006 print profile. This is the latest and greatest profile, so I highly recommend using this from now on. The parts from the previous release, now renamed (OLD) Jet Engine Model for Kit-006, are still compatible with these new parts, however, so you don’t have to reprint the whole thing if you don’t want to.

 

Overview:

A cutaway model of a 2-spool high bypass turbofan. I designed the whole engine from scratch with cues to certain existing engines. For example, I think Rolls-Royce makes the best-looking fans, so there's some resemblance there... Since originally uploading to Thingiverse in 2016, the popularity of this model has grown far beyond expectations. The model has appeared in numerous publications, additive manufacturing expos/conferences, and is (for better or worse) being made and sold by a number of 3rd parties. However, rest assured that this is one of the official sources for this model. A bunch of remixes of this engine are out there, mostly in Thingiverse at the moment, if you are so inclined. I've also designed an alternate fan for this engine that more closely resembles GE and P&W engines. Check it out!

 

I uploaded a diagram with labels to all parts for reference. For more detailed instructions, the YouTube assembly guide at the bottom of this description walks you through the process.

 

Please refer to the BOM (Bill of Materials, aka Parts List) below for keeping track of what parts to print.

 

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The required fasteners (screws, washers, and nuts) and ball bearings are listed below. However, to make your life easier, there is an official hardware kit that includes these components: Jet Engine Model Components Kit - 006.

  • Metric machine screw, allen socket cap, 2.5mm x 0.45mm x 10mm (QTY 100)
  • Metric flat washer, 2.5mm (QTY 200)
  • Metric hex nut, 2.5mm x 0.45mm (QTY 100)
  • 6204 open ball bearing 20x47x14 (QTY 2)
  • 6003 open ball bearing 17x35x10 (QTY 2)

The jet engine will look great in any filament, but what I recommended (and what is pictured) are the following:

 

Disclaimer: This model is part of the Creator Program, When you purchase the Jet Engine Model Components Kit - 006 and filament
through the links above, creators may earn an affiliate commission as a reward of their work. (The creator program is
currently in the trial phase. The application is not yet open to the public.)
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Good luck and happy printing! Message me with any questions!


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3D Printable Jet Engine - Printed Parts BOM_ddb84a67-a59d-49fa-b14d-3dd503c661f7.xlsx

Bill of Materials

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A1mini打的60%版本,懒得上螺丝,直接小五子伺候
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有模型吗?
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where did you get the nacelle?
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Replying to @www5925 :
不就是这个模型?
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Amazing 3D model. Thank you for this. Great design. Love it.
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where did you find that stand
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Replying to @bigmike0629 :
the stand is off thingiverse. User name lefyo. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4301328
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What materials and colors did you use?
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Very nice print! Still waiting for the screws to finish... Color inspired by: https://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/eqmk24/i_knew_i_would_print_this_sooner_or_later_so_here/ Printed the 60% scaled down version of this stand from thingiverse (had to sand down the slots (a lot) on the shell to make this stand fit): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4301328
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请问这个缩小版本的轴承多大的呢?
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Replying to @17836593524 :
6000和6900
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Does this miniature version have the right size screws?
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Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
Fantastic!
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That looks awesome!
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I love your colors. What filaments did you use?
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Hi Bambu Lab PLA Matte - Charcoal Bambu Lab PLA Metal - Cobalt Blue Metallic Bambu Lab PLA Metal - Iron Gray Metallic
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OMG! This is my first not small 3d printed project and it is awesome. Need to sand some parts in LPT section to spin flawlessly and fuel injectors were a little bit tricky. Anyway I'm happy like a kid on xmas. PS: It was really hard to make color decision as lots of combinations would be looking good.
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If I were doing it, First sections of turbine rotors are the compressor (HPC)or cold section (blue maybe) and the second section is the power section, hot section (Red) if that helps.
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Replying to @sundance4 :
I want rotors to be metal - so will try silky grey pla as bambu metal pla looks dull (it is on my photo and it distantly is not reminding of a metal)
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Replying to @the.v0ha :
Eryone a de meilleur couleur
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Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
Came out amazing, love this model!
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Nice clean prints and great choice of filaments! I do want to mention though that your compressor stages are installed the wrong way (backwards).
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Replying to @CATIAV5FTW :
Yes i noticed that last night lol
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Awesome colors, what filament is the orange (combustion) part if you don't mind?
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First project with X1C, ABS. Thank you for the data. I only changed the Fan to single blades.
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excellent print, may I ask how did you get the leading edge a different color for the single fan blade?
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Replying to @3x3xyz :
...it's only painted!
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Replying to @skyfox_de :
well done, it looks great. I went out of my way and re-designed this fan so the leading edge color can be selected and changed- as well as the fan spinner. I will say - in this scenario for the best looking results painting the fan is the way to go. my design was impressive- but your work is stunning.
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Had to do some fitting adjustments to get the LP side to spin freely, but overall a well designed model. had some troubles with the fuel injectors tearing off the buildplate. printed two sets, and had enough completed ones for what I needed.
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Beautiful results, thanks for posting!
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Replying to @CATIAV5FTW :
After building my first one, I will post the pictures once I receive my hardware kit, I found out that there is an issue with the angles of the fins. The angles of the fin from the Low-pressure side are the opposite of the high-pressure side which will make the engine not start due to stall. The front compressor (high pressure) is spinning Anti-clock wise looking from the front while the Power side (Low pressure) is angled clock wise.
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Replying to @CATIAV5FTW :
I used to work on these engines, ;)
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(OLD) Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
An utter joy to print, and assemble. 10/10.
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Jet Engine Model for Kit-006
Really nice. Worked fine. But i changed the stand with a custom made with an ESP and a Motor
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Would you mind sharing what motor you are using? I really want to have one and make it spin, but have no idea how to or where to even start.
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Hi. I only used a GA12-20N Motor with a voltage rating of 3V and 60rpm. yo can order it on Amazon and choose the rpm you want. GA12-N20 DC 3V Getriebemotor Geräuscharmes Getriebe mit hoher Torsionsreduzierung 15-1000 U/min, mit Metallgetriebe(60RPM) https://amzn.eu/d/dMpgJPf
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hi where do you put the motor?
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