PP0001 is our first Creo 7 based 3D assembly which is going to be built as a physical prototype. It’s been a great exercise in learning Creo, and just simple mechanical engineering. We will have the parts 3D printed via Catalyst Services out of ABS and Nylon. Several reamers have been ordered from McMaster Carr to hopefully achieve a press fit and a slip fit for the steel pins.
I’ve been interested in automating the process of designing building structures according to a set of input parameters, and having a software application determine all of the pieces necessary to meet structural engineering principals and applicable building codes.
An ideal tool for this is OpenSCAD, which is a 3D modeling program that uses code as input.
As we clean up wood stain from brushes and equipment it contaminates the paint thinner used in the parts washer. The good news is that most of the stain settles to the bottom.
Here is a “funnel” that we designed and had fabricated by Anything Metal in Altoona. It will allow the solids to flow to the bottom overnight, and then we can draw them off and properly dispose of, while dramatically reducing the amount of paint thinner we need to dispose of.
Working on another machine to speed up yet another tedious workshop process. Think of it as a special router table that takes 2 routers set to 45 degree angles. The guide (not shown) will allow precise alignment of the work piece AND cover the cutters to prevent injury.