PAGNONI PRESS FLATCAR LOAD
NE Model Works has developed a Pagnoni Press 3D printed part for use as a flatcar load. The press is printed on an Elegoo Saturn mSLA resin printer.
Richard Townsend noticed I do 3D design and printing after I responded to a message on RealSTMFC.group.io group about doing 3D printing a gondola. Richard replied
I gather from your post about possibly 3D printing gondolas that you can do 3D design and printing. Assuming that’s true I am wondering if you might be interested in doing a flatcar load for me. I’ve attached a photo of the piece I’m interested in; it’s the part above the legs. Is this something you might be interested in helping me with?
Richard TownsendLincoln City, OR
Model Press Design
After Richard and I exchanged emails we agreed on some design requirements
- Press dimensions 1.75″ X 1.4″
- Remove the posts and the attachment fittings at the bottom
- Model the press with a flat bottom
- Add lettering to both long sides
- Hollow the part to reduce resin usage
- Add drain holes on the bottom
I designed the basic shape of the press first. Then I added lettering after finding a font close to the lettering in the prototype photo. Finally I added the cylinders and clamping bolt details to the top of the press.
I oriented the press so the curved top was angled at 45 degrees to eliminate stair-stepping and make the top as smooth as possible. Richard was very pleased with the press prints.
NE Model Works sells the Pagnoni Presses for $25 each. Shipping is $6 for USPS First Class. Please contact me with any questions or to order.