Introduction: Caterpillar Heavy Truck 3D Printed and Assembled
3D printer is not only for geeks to print some shapes, it's a powerful tool to print things that you can play with. Hope you can utilize your 3D printer more. Try this truck, print the parts and assemble by yourself.
This is a truck toy set. (parts files available on Shapetizer Truck parts printable files)
This truck was appeared in the movie "Transformers". Can you guess? Yes, a part of the "Devastator", the left foot. In the real world ,the prototype is caterpillar 773b Dump truck. Look at the yellow truck.
Long Haul,a green Caterpillar 773B dump truck, which forms the right leg of devastator. Long Haul's individual robot mode was designed by freelance artist Josh Nizzi as fan art of the other character name Big Green. The fan art impressed Bay enough to hire him on to the film.
My design deleted some details which are not necessary. The wheel could run quickly. Even in the future edition, the dumper will be movable.
Step 1: Print the Right Parts
When you buy this model set in shapetizer.com, you can stream print the set with your own 3D printer. It means that you can print it at the time using your account and printer.There are 22 still files will be loaded, some of them need to be print more than twice. For your convenience, I made a worksheet. just follow.
Don't forget to change the filament with different color, and to add no. 1, no. 4, no. 5, no. 8, no. 10, no. 11, no. 14 stl file in the print platform.And finally ,you will get all the parts you need.
Step 2: Assemble the Wheel
Insert the wheel hub into the tire. 6 wheels are all the same.
Step 3: Assemble the Front Wheel System
Insert front outer axle through the wheel hub, and into the inner axle. You may need some glue, but remember the wheel cannot be cemented.
Step 4: Finish the Back Wheel
The back wheel is a simple structure, all you need to do is putting the back axle through 2 back wheels into “body2”. You can use some glue if necessary.
Step 5: Finish the Dumper
2 simple parts join together with glue. As shown in the picture, the dumper parts should be assembled with “body2” part.
Step 6: The Tank
A small widget should not be forgotten, the tank, which needs to be put here.
Step 7: Assemble the Face of the Truck!
There are 4 main parts to be used: left front .stl, right front .stl, bumper .stl, body1 .stl. After that, we can add the cab onto it.
Step 8: The Cab
There are 5 glass widget to be put on the cab. Each has an individual stl file. The cab could be assembled easily.
Step 9: Finish the Front Wheel
Glue is needed here again.
Step 10: Join the Front and Back Part Together
Join the front and back part together and Finish!