Do you know how gasoline is made? Neither do we, but our customer tells us it involves a huge machine similar to the one seen in this picture. They wanted a tabletop plastic demo that they could assemble at a trade show and demonstrate how they work on these mechanisms called a “Cyclone”. The part was printed using polyjet and FDM technologies. The semi-transparent pieces are printed with Veroclear. Some pieces snap together with magnets for easy assembly, while others twist together with a tight slip fit.

Blueprint of Cyclone
CAD drawing used to create the 3D print

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