A few months ago I have printed a ducati 1199. After some amazing reactions and lots of interest about the ducati I decided to share some information with you. First of all it cost about 90 hours of printing and lots of hours to ready the assembly. The final weight of the bike is 325 gram.
The bike is fully printed with my ultimaker 2 printer. I have printed the bike in 3 colors (red, black and Shining silver). The black and red where supplied by Formfutura (PLA), and the Shining silver by Colorfabb (PLA-PHA).
Every item is printed on 210°C with layer thicknesses of 0.06-0.10 mm. The small objects(steps, handles, brakes and so on where printed with 2 or more at the same time to prevent it from ugly details). For the exhaust I have used Meshmixer support materials (was very hard to print), and for the steps i have used some Cura support.
For the detailing (red lines on back tire, yellow stuff, …) I used some acrylic paint. To cover the parts fully with paint, i recommend you to bring on some ground layers, or lots of layers in the right color to cover it fully. The yellow paint was hobby paint, and it only needs 1-2 layers to cover the plastic. This paint is looking way better than cheap acrylic paint!
The assembly is glued with superglue (not very happy with that, but don’t know a better glue for pla) and the result is very beautiful.
Even Marvin is impressed
Link to the files: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ducati-1199-superbike-complex
- Printer: Ultimaker 2
- Material : Formfutura (PLA), @ (PLA-PHA)
- Temperature: 210
- Layer Thickness : 0.06-0.10 mm
The result is great, and I think you totally agree!
You’re welcome to react, and ask me if you want to know some things.