Slot.it releases 3D printed chassis for Carrera DTM models
Slot.it, at the forefront of innovation in Slot Car technology, has begun to release 3D printed ('fabbed')
chassis and parts directly from the Shapeways site as of July 8th. The first chassis being offered to the
public are those for Carrera DTM cars (Audi A5, BMW, Mercedes C-Klasse).
Each chassis name comes with either a STD or SSD suffix: this is because if you
plan racing with digital systems there are two types of chassis you can choose from.
• oXigen, SSD with Slot.it SP15chip, Ninco or Carrera digital: this chassis comes with holes for
oXigen or Carrera LEDs, and is easily fitted with either chip, or Ninco. If you plan on using
Carrera digital, we strongly recommend to purchase the D132 adapter, which makes installation
of Carrera D132 chip easy
• SSD with Hornby Quick fit SSD chip: as you can see from the rectangular hole in the front
section of the chassis, this is ready for a Hornby quick fit SSD chip. If you plan to use the chip
later, you can also order the corresponding SSD lid.
The only plastic type available is polyamid resin (nylon) but there are six different variations to choose
Unpolished: white (cheapest), black (most expensive).
Polished: white, royal blue, violet purple, hot pink, coral red, orange, green, yellow, all at the
We expect to release more chassis and specialized items later in 2014.
These chassis were designed according to the design rules for this specific technology, sacrificing some
edge sharpness and replacing the Slot.it complex logo with a simpler 'Slot.it' writing. The 'LMP' type
guide holder is used, as it's the one giving the best resistance to crash and tear forces, being anchored to
front and rear part of the chassis.
SLS 3D process isn't 'perfect', as there's an intrinsic tolerance on dimensions of +/-0.15mm. This
cannot be controlled by design, as it comes from the machines used to make the part themselves. In
practice, you sometimes may have to occasionally use some sandpaper and file to match parts perfectly.
In most cases, from experience we didn't have to perform any changes to the 3D printed parts in order
to match them to our standard Slot.it parts or Carrera bodies.
Any of the Slot.it motor pods may be used with these chassis, but due to the diameter of the wheels, we
recommend using either angled or inline 1.0mm offset units, and front and rear 17.3mm wheels.
To order, please go to http://www.shapeways.com/shops/SlotIt
For fitting and further information you can view the PDF at http://www.slot.it/Download/FAQ_PDF_en/16-...era3DFab.en.pdfPictures and text supplied by Slot.it.