For sometime I wanted to design a model tank with 3D printing in mind as on other websites I have noticed that other tank designs don't take into consideration the factors involved in FDM 3D printing such as overhangs and support material. Desinging this model took some time as I wanted each part to fit together without glue and without any support material during printing which is no easy task. I used reference images from google to model the tank and imported them into a session within solid works to generate the basic shapes. Certain features on the Panzer IV have been changed in favor for a smoother printing experience and zero support generation.
The model features a inbuilt bearing within the turret so it will have functionality as soon as its printed, the cannon can move up and down which adds allot of value to the model.
I printed the tracks in ninja flex as I wanted to experiment with this new exciting material. You can purchase Ninjaflex from the imakr website if you want to try it for yourself.
The wheels dont move on this model however I plan to add this feature in future designs.
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