Jul 04, 2018
This week the hull design for the 1940’s inspired Chris Craft was finalized. The 3D model was then cut into 4 separate parts that were small enough to be 3D printed. The initial printed section of the bow ran into technical difficulties as seen in figure 1.
Figure 1: First failed 3D printed bow
The defective bow was due to the bottom of the print cooling too soon and coming loose from the printer bed. The bow was reprinted and then epoxied to the other sections as seen in figure 2.
Figure 2: 3 of 4 sections successfully epoxied together
After 4 days of 3D printing all 4 sections were successfully epoxied together as seen in figure 3.
Figure 3: Completed hull
So far I am extremely happy with the turn out of the 3D printed hull. Next will be to fill and sand the hull to get a smooth glossy finish. After the hull is sanded I will assemble the electrical components and begin testing.