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Ring Design [message #53690] Thu, 06 September 2012 16:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar bloodletting284  is currently offline bloodletting284
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I was looking to have a design for a ring made. Basically like the link included below.

Gear Ring

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Ring Design [message #53691 is a reply to message #53690 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 16:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's a patented item - not just the design, but the workings, as in 'an invention' - good luck to anyone who takes this on.

Re: Ring Design [message #53720 is a reply to message #53691 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 23:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sad really as it's a very simple design (too simple for a patent?).

Not sure if the tolerances allow for it to be printed. A design just with cogs as decoration (not functional/moving) would be ok I guess. But the best idea is to come up with an idea that has not been done before. Smile
Re: Ring Design [message #53721 is a reply to message #53720 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 23:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is not just a design, but a mechanism utilising a silimar geared setup to a planet gear set.
And even if your Googlefu is mediocre, you will find court cases bought by the patent holders against copiers.

Re: Ring Design [message #53723 is a reply to message #53721 ] Thu, 06 September 2012 23:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd either make it myself (IE, personal use), so that's what the OP needs to do. Or make it different. As you said, it's a planet mechanism (how this is patentable, I've no idea, orbital gears exist else where). PS, they are over 2000 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicyclic_gearing

So make one without them.

[Updated on: Thu, 06 September 2012 23:23 UTC]

Re: Ring Design [message #53811 is a reply to message #53723 ] Sun, 09 September 2012 16:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This was available awhile back on Grabcad
Geared Ring - Kinematic Rev8- Drilled
If you Google it the links are dead.
index.php?t=getfile&id=20300&private=0

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jacantdesign@gmail.com
Re: Ring Design [message #53812 is a reply to message #53811 ] Sun, 09 September 2012 17:54 UTC Go to previous message
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Probably because it's put up publicly. AFAIK there is nothing stopping you from making one for and by yourself, just not viable by or for anyone else.

Try for a different design, you never know, you might make something better!

 
   
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