Finally finished up the model changes for this fun project! Hit play below to see the 3D model. https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/a-amazonrc-complete-fcd7943a0eeb4e479ecfd137b7ae796f 1. Take an RC car 2. Pull its guts out 3. Model and print a kit 4. Put it all together 5. Build any RC car you can imagine!
3D Printing with Flexible Filament!
I finally got to play with flexible filament! A client needed a push button for a prototype. I was really impressed with SainSmart's Flexible TPU. The first print came out great, using the recommended settings.
Top down design & reduce 3D printed supports
My RC Tech project has been very fun experimenting with new techniques! This is my first project using Top-down design in SolidWorks and it's awesome! It will definitely be my go to design style from now on. Top-down is sketching all of your parts in your main assembly and referencing each part sketches to it, … Continue reading Top down design & reduce 3D printed supports
Contact Case Holder
I wanted to create a dish to catch the solution that bubbles out and keep the top heavy case from getting knocked over and came up with this and it works great! Check it out on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3405111
View SolidWorks 3D Models on your Webpage!
I've been working on adding 3D Models to my portfolio on my webpage and I couldn't upload SolidWorks models to SketchFab as easy as I had from Fusion360 in the past. So I converted SolidWorks to Fusion360 then uploaded to SketchFab. Pack & Go your assembly, for more detail click here Open in Fusion360 and export … Continue reading View SolidWorks 3D Models on your Webpage!
Can Tool Holder
I love re-purposing things and this can became home to my 3D printing tools. But I quickly realized it wasn't efficient... So I took some measurements & jumped on Fusion360 to design a tool holder to keep the bigger tools organized!
What is the best design?
The world of designing has "many ways to skin a cat" but which is the best way? Many factors come into play such as; intended function, outside limitations, experience/wisdom, and now help from software. In this blog post you can see how SolidWorks can test stress loads of a simple steel frame to determine the … Continue reading What is the best design?
Should you 3D print your prototype?
Here's a video by Angus Deveson of Makers Muse discussing great advantages of 3D printing prototypes. https://youtu.be/0u8Xrzm_q-o