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Triple Axis Tourbillon

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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 printer file information

  • Design number: 70186
  • 3D design format: PDF, STL, and ZIP Folder details Close
    • 2x1mm Bearing Spacer.STL
    • Base Body Bottom Cover.STL
    • Base Body.STL
    • Bridge Pulley Jig.STL
    • Incabloc Jewel 10mm.STL
    • Incabloc Jewel 12mm.STL
    • Incabloc Jewel 15mm.STL
    • Incabloc Jewel 7.5mm.STL
    • Incablock Clip.STL
    • L1 Balance Adjuster Screw.STL
    • L1 Balance Shaft 3.STL
    • L1 Balance Spring 2.STL
    • L1 Balance Spring Adjuster.STL
    • L1 Balance Wheel.STL
    • L1 Bridge.STL
    • L1 EscapeWheel.STL
    • L1 Fork 5.STL
    • L1 Frame Lower Escape Bridge.STL
    • L1 Frame Lower.STL
    • L1 Frame Upper.STL
    • L1 Upper Bearing Mount.STL
    • L1 drive gear.STL
    • L2 Frame Lower.STL
    • L2 Frame Upper.STL
    • L2 Idler gear 28T M1.STL
    • L2-L1 gear.STL
    • L2-L3 Gear.STL
    • L3 Bearing Holder.STL
    • L3 Bearing Race Guide.STL
    • L3 Crown Gear.STL
    • L3 Frame 2 a.STL
    • L3 Frame 2 b.STL
    • L3 Inner Bearing Race a.STL
    • L3 Inner Bearing Race b.STL
    • L3 Lower Bearing Race.STL
    • L3 Ring Gear a.STL
    • L3 Ring Gear b.STL
    • Screw 8mm.STL
    • Screw 9mm.STL
    • Screw Seat 8mm nut.STL
    • Screw Seat 8mm.STL
    • Stepper Driver Board.STL
    • Stepper Motor 28BYJ-48.STL
    • Stepper Pulley Bridge.STL
    • Stepper Pulley.STL
    • Triple Axis Tourbillon Arduino ino
    • Triple Axis Tourbillon Build Notes.pdf
    • Uno Board.STL

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  • Publication date: 2019-08-23 at 07:00


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