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Geared D6 [message #26729] Fri, 29 April 2011 09:37 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi all,

As stated in another thread, I am currently working on a geared D6 with working gears for Frosted Ultra Detail.
Here is a first rendering.
Each number on a face is represented by pips that are gears linked together. The gears from one face are linked to the gears from another face by internal gears.
I plan to make a big hole on the gear of face number one, in order to make the wax escape and to allow turning that gear easily.

It is 3x3x3 cm. The thickness of the gears are 1mm. The clearances are 0.25mm on the radii (0.5 mm on the diameters).It's a difficult balance. The gears should not be too loose and that the wax should be able to escape (and of course the different parts should not fuse together)...

It is still work in progress, but i wanted to share.
The internal mechanism is nearly ready, but I have some issues with the shell (boolean operations fail more than they succeed).

I keep you updated. Comments are welcomed.

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So many things to design, so little time...

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