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Jet Engine Component (1); Axial Compressor

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
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3D model description

I have made the cut model of about ten kinds of jet engines.
The basic component was simplified from size restrictions of my 3D printer.
Then, it decided to expand each component and to create the actual model which gives structure explanation.
This is the "Axial Compressor" model.
The following explainable elements were incorporated.
(1) Variable Guide Vane
Pitch change is possible by a linking lever.
(2) Blade
It has the "Dovetail Root" retained by the Retainer.
(3) Disk
It is called "Wing Disk" with the labyrinth air seals.
(4) Stator
Brazing structure is reproduced.
(5) Assembly Jig
The Structural interrelationship of the above-mentioned element is reproduced.

From now on, other components, such as a Turbine, Fan, Propeller and etc. will be manufactured.

Download files includes;
-files: STL Files (15 items)
STL file name: "ws" of last 2 digits means "With Support" which special designed.

Purchase Parts Information;
-Copper(Cu) Plate 0.5mm thick for Blade Retainers - See Photo

Screws, Washer and Nut; M2,M3 and M4 - See Photo

Assembly Points
- Standard Skill (such as Drilling, Tapping, Filing, Tightening, Painting and Gluing etc.) is needed and perseverance too.

Total Net Print Time: Approx. 23HR
- (Estimated as case of PLA, 0.4mm Nozzle, 0.2mm Layer Height, 40% infill and No raft and support)
Note: When at actual print, each parameter may be adjusted by your experience.

3D printing settings

3D printing settings
Raft, Support, Layer Height, Infill: Depending on your experience.
My models were printed by "idbox" using with 0.4 nozzle, 1.75 PLA.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Blade201.stl
    • Disk01ws.stl
    • Jig-Disk-Center101.stl
    • Jig-Disk-Stop01.stl
    • Jig-Disk-Stop02.stl
    • Jig-Stand01.stl
    • Jig-Stator-Center201.stl
    • Stator-Ring-Set01.stl
    • Stator-Vane101ws.stl
    • VG-Vane01ws.stl
    • VGV-Case01.stl
    • VGV-Dummy01ws.stl
    • VGV-Lever101.stl
    • VGV-Link01.stl
    • VGV-Ring01.stl

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  • Last update: 2018/05/01 at 04:08
  • Publication date: 2018/04/29 at 03:54





Retired Aircraft Engine Engineer
Aichi, Japan
"Aircraft Engine Museum by 3D Printer Models"

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