[WATCH] South African designed and built 3D printed lawnmower in action
We’ve written a lot about 3D print pioneer Hans Fouche in the past – a master of bespoke chocolate designs the former F1 engineer’s Kempton Park workshop houses the largest Reprap-style printer I’ve ever seen. Fouche’s Cheetah 3D fills his garage and spews out models that are bigger and quicker to print than you’d imagine.
Previously, Fouche has demonstrated the machine working with chocolate, a paper and plastic mix and even concrete just to see what’s possible with small-scale additive manufacturing. For New Year, however, he turned the monster onto something completely new and printed a working lawnmower, apparently in just nine hours.
The full size mower uses the engine and blades recycled from a rusting wreck and puts them into a prototype plastic frame created on the Cheetah. And apparently it works just fine – see the video below.