3D PRINT AN IOM YACHT

and go racing for less than half the price.

ALIOTH is an International One Metre class design optimized to be manufactured using 3D printing technology.

FOR HOME 3D PRINTERS

For FFF/FDM printers with 210 x 210 x 250 mm build volume or larger.

EASY ASSEMBLY

All hull sections and internals are designed and tested for easy assembly.

FAST MODERN DESIGN

The design team worked exhaustively in achieving modern, functional and harmonic shapes.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Does Alioth design cumply with the IOM class rules?

Yes. Although the design has not been on the market for a long time, there are already some that have been registered with measurement certificate.

I am interested in home build an Alioth yacht but I don´t have a 3D printer.

If you don´t have a 3D printer but would like to build an Alioth, 3D printed kits are available for that purpose. More details soon.

I´ m thinking of purchasing a printer, which one would you recommend for a nice finish?

Most popular low price printers are good to print PLA material if they are well calibrated and work in a suitable place away from drafts or vibrations.

Make sure the build volume is 210x210x250 mm or larger.

Typically, you need to spend some time understanding and calibrating a 3D printer.

What material do you recommend to print the Alioth files?

PLA+ is recommended.

PLA+ is stiff, has low shrinkage and is easy to print. The disadvantage is a low glass transition temperature.

Darker colours warp on direct sunlight as the temperature of the surface builds up fast. To avoid this, use bright clear colours.

Don’t leave printed parts in a car on hot summer days, as the temperature can easily rise above 50°C.

Is the hull designed to be printed in vase mode?

Yes. Vase mode guarantees good layer adhesion and the best surface quality, and it reduces a lot the printing time.

What sailwinch servos can I use?

Files include three different servo trays for:

  • Standard size (40×20 mm) sailwinch servos, like Turnigy 6114.
  • S100 sailwinch.
  • RMG and ARS808 sailwinch servos.