Tesla Turbine Casing

by cousindave76
Casing for the 2 inch Tesla Turbine

Needed to complete:

1) 1x Tesla Turbine End Cap
2) 1x Tesla Turbine Disks
3) 2x Bearings:
                              Bore     0.125"
                              O.D.     0.25"
                              Depth  0.0937"
4) 8x Screw - Holes are 5/64" diameter and .348" depth.


IN: 2.599 w x 1 d x 2.249 h
CM: 6.602 w x 2.54 d x 5.712 h


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I got it in the default "strong and plastic". I would recommend metal if you plan to use it. For my application, I just wanted to know the turbine works like YouTube videos showed. It does exactly what I expected! I would recommend that someone add a base to the turbine so it can be mounted to a solid surface. Like the other plans on shapeways it would be cool if you could mount a little 12 volt motor to it so it could generate power for demo purposes. This was my first download and purchase on the site and it came in as expected. I wish it where a little bigger. Anyway it's pretty cool.
March 28, 2014, 6:46 pm
@Kinlene That's great to hear! Thanks for the comments. What material did you order? If you take any photos, please share :)
March 28, 2014, 3:48 pm
@cousindave76 Will do thanks! The trouble is... the screws are so small and the model in the material I got it in is very delicate. None the less, even without the bearings it works well just blowing into the receiver. I can image with the bearings, this thing will move. I what to adapt it to be a water pump. Your model has already provided me the "proof of concept" I was looking for thanks. Eddie
March 28, 2014, 2:41 pm
@Kinlene There are a few sources out there for the bearings. When searching for them, search for miniature or mini bearings and follow the spec given above. Here is a source I found today http://www.alpinebearing.com/Scripts/XListSearch.aspx?XGID=MI_INCH_RS&NAME=SEARCH The screws are nothing special, just small. I recommend drilling a sample hole 5/64" in a piece of scrap material and testing screws for fitment before using on your model. Mind the depth as well. Please do update me on the build of your model!
March 27, 2014, 4:11 pm
Do you happen to have a source for the screws and bearings? I have the turbine parts but am having trouble getting the screws and bearings. Thanks
March 27, 2014, 2:44 pm


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