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Triple Axis Tourbillon

3D model description

This is my second clockwork design. It took just under a month from starting the design, to posting it. I modeled it after a Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon, which they offer in their high-end watches, and spent many hours looking at Youtube videos of the watch.

Similar to the Gyrotourbillon, I tried to make the model an accurate (scaled up) version of the original Cabestan mechanism. I printed the screws to scale, then stuck a 2mm screw in their centers to hold it together. I also included Incabloc shock absorbers by printing clear red 'jewels', and working snap rings to hold them in place.

This model is small, about 140mm in diameter. I power it with a 2 Amp USB power supply.

Here a real-time video.

Read the Triple Axis Tourbillon Build Notes PDF in the files for more information.

I have other tourbillon and related designs at:

Enjoy, McMaven

3D printing settings

Printer Brand: Prusa
Printer: i3 MK3
Rafts: No
Supports: Yes
Resolution: 1.5mm
Infill: 20%
Filament: Hatchbox PLA Transparent Red, Black, Gold, Silver

  • 3D model format: PDF, STL, and ZIP





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