Complex assemblies

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by gomi, May 15, 2010.

  1. gomi
    gomi New Member
    I what to built a set of gears in a single printing, but when I have tried it has not worked.
    Basically I want 2 interlocking rings, and it looks like it can be done from the examples.

    With Blender does is have to be a single object? Or can I create the cog, then add the framework.
  2. esnoeijs
    esnoeijs New Member
    You can print fully functional mechanical constructs in 1 go. However, you have to keep a very close eye at the specifications of the material you want it printed in. If two parts are too close together they will be fused together.

    There is a lot more info available on the tutorials page.

    Take a look under "Advanced tutorials: mechanical parts & designing for 3D printing"

    You can also get a feel for it by looking at a few models from the 3D parts database.

    There are a few mechanical parts there. You can download them and have a look.