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MagicHallucinations 01-22-2009 12:10 PM

3D Turbocharger
Been a while since I posted, got a reminder email lol. Currently, I'm building an Oil Free Turbo in 3ds MAX. This is for the Hardcore Modeling Contest #18 on The theme for this is "Cutaway".

Here's a link to my WIP thread on CGTalk----> HCM#18 - Turbocharger

Started out with the basic shape of the housings and CHRA .

Built the impellers and bearings...

Since my original shapes were symetrical, I had to go back and correct the housings. Here's the updated compressor housing.

Then I just had to do some cutting and add the compressor outlet and exhaust inlet.

Then I started on the Foil Air Bearings that are used in this particular turbo. From left to right - Sleeve, Bump Foil, Top Foil, Journal.

Here's a close up with some materials.

Someone on cgtalk gave me the idea to do an external wastegate.

Just have to connect the wastegate to the uppipe, finish a few other little things, and I think I'll be done.


S_I_N_i_C 01-22-2009 12:35 PM


ed_42 01-22-2009 07:14 PM

WOW!!!!!!!! thats soo good! I wish i could do that, you've done a really good job

GimpChoppa 01-22-2009 07:18 PM

Wow man, thats unreal. I like the external wastegate idea too. Nice work.

chopperkidd44 01-23-2009 03:09 AM

thats badass! i'm trying to work on a turbo in solid works atm

MagicHallucinations 01-23-2009 10:35 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys:) I'm pretty happy with it all things considered. It's a little rough in some areas due to the booleans but that's the nature of that.


Originally Posted by chopperkidd44 (Post 211879)
thats badass! i'm trying to work on a turbo in solid works atm

Nice, you should make a progress thread so we can see. I want to build a Garrett turbo and do the water/oil lines and such. Let me know if you need any help, I got some good reference pics that I posted in my thread on CGTalk, as well as more that I haven't posted.

ashdavid 01-29-2009 07:45 PM

Wow! The metal peice looks outstanding.

MagicHallucinations 02-09-2009 11:07 AM

HCM #18 Final Entry Thread

Here's my final entry for this contest. Link to larger version in entry thread.

Master_Kaine 09-09-2009 02:03 PM

just fing awsome man.

Reckoner 09-14-2009 05:41 AM

Damn dude. That is insane!

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