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Hi [message #45078] Thu, 08 March 2012 16:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar willatfensec1  is currently offline willatfensec1
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Hi All

I have been looking at 3D printing for a while (Im actually quite excited) with a few work generated ideas. I work for a fencing/security company and we specialise in automated gates. I have been tossing around the idea of making working models of different types of gates both swing and slide.

I use Sketchup - free version and dont have much experience in other software.

How easy is it to make scaled down versions with small working wheels/hinges? I guess I would have to redesign all the separate parts so they can be assembled when they arrived. Examples of they gates that I design can be seen at http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?viewer=0190090 596165192149736234&scoring=m

Shem that some of my better models cant be shared as they are sensitive data.

Any help or advise would be great.
Re: Hi [message #45082 is a reply to message #45078 ] Thu, 08 March 2012 19:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Can be done.. on this model http://shpws.me/ZWn the rear wheels and the blade can swivel. To do it, there is a 1mm axle on each with only 0.1mm clearance around it. They are all printed "in place".. no assembly required. The whole model is only 40mm long.


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Re: Hi [message #45119 is a reply to message #45082 ] Fri, 09 March 2012 08:43 UTC Go to previous message
avatar willatfensec1  is currently offline willatfensec1
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Thanks stonysmith

I will see if I can get the chance today to upload a model and get a price

 
   
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