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
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!
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?
Designing CAD models in 3D is hugely beneficial for visualization and avoiding interferences. While we design in 3D in AutoCAD, we are limited to 2D screen shots (unless a DWG viewer is downlaoded) to share with our clients. Microstation by default has the ability to "print" a model to a 3D PDF (a trick I … Continue reading Convert AutoCAD models to 3D PDF
This spool holder has seen some miles in the last year and I noticed it had cracked and miraculously still holding on! So I went back to the drawing board! I had originally found this on thingiverse.com but I redesigned for narrower spools. (I can't help myself, I have to tweak everything somehow!) In this … Continue reading Spool Holder Redesign
I purchased SolidWorks 2017 a few months ago and really like it! You can easily create smart models and drawings that make design changes a breeze! When I get stuck in complex smart setups tech support from GoEngineer has more than helpful. I couldn't be happier!
More designing and 3D printing! I was worried about my ink bottles falling over and leaking everywhere so I jumped on Fusion360! While I was at it I added a convenient home for the syringes too. If you closely you can see where the handle broke off of the rack and I'll have to beef it … Continue reading 3D Printed Ink Rack
I can only imagine how much time was involved with prototyping in the past with sketches, drawings, and verifying measurements... Now it's as simple as creating a model, hitting print, then test fitting it! As you can see in the pics above 3D printing has high accuracy!