For sometime I wanted to design a model tank with 3D printing in mind as on other websites I have noticed that other tank designs don't take into consideration the factors involved in FDM 3D printing such as overhangs and support material. Desinging this model took some time as I wanted each part to fit together without glue and without any support material during printing which is no easy task. I used reference images from google to model the tank and imported them into a session within solid works to generate the basic forms. Certain features on the Panzer IV have been changed in favor for a smoother printing experience.
The model features a inbuilt bearing within the turret so it will have functionality as soon as its printed, the cannon can move up and down which adds allot of value to the model.
I printed the tracks in ninja flex as I wanted to experiment with this new exciting material.
Left view inside solidworks
Section view 
Printer slicer settings
Cannon mechanism test print.
Turret bearing test print
Assembly 
Wheel assembly
Ninja Flex fleaxable fillament pritned on a replicator 2
Attaching the ninjaflex treads
Attaching the fenders
Finished
If you want to download this model head over to my page at myminifactory.com
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German Panzer IV
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German Panzer IV

To design a support free, functional 3D printable model of a Panzer IV.
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