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?

Convert AutoCAD models to 3D PDF

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

Spool Holder Redesign

Spool Holder Redesign

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

3D Printed Ink Rack

Custom Ink Bottle Rack

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