3D-Printed Kayak

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Mon, Mar 31st, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Grass Roots Engineering website shows off how to build a kayak using a 3D printer. The kayak is built in parts, then assembled with screws, making for a very colourful final result.

I have completed construction of a completely 3D printed, customized Kayak. The Kayak measures 16ft 8in [5.08m] long and cost around $500 to make. It is made of ABS plastic, machine screws, brass threaded inserts and a little bit of silicone caulk. That’s it. And it floats. And I can Kayak around in it. In order to print such large, solid sections of Kayak, I had to modify my home-built, large scale 3D printer to print the parts inside a heated chamber so they would not warp or crack.

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