Eis um exemplo de como o CAD, neste caso a suite da Medusa, vos pode ajudar a arrancar com a vossa Profissão.
E atenção, que no Mundo Lusófono, a Indústria do Couro e Calçado tem, desde sempre, muito bom Talento, que usava bem isto:
Creativity in CAD: Free software supports leather venture
MEDUSA4 Personal: great for new businesses
Bernhard Kreuzer is a leather goods designer, applying his mechanical engineering skills to turn a hobby into a new business venture – supported by MEDUSA4 Personal and the eSERVICES portal for commercial users.
Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – 8 May 2013: Bernard Kreuzer, former army captain and leather goods designer, studied mechanical engineering. He discovered CAD Schroer’s free mechanical design software, MEDUSA4 Personal, about two years ago. Today he uses it to design unique leather goods, with patents pending.
When Bernhard Kreuzer attended a MEDUSA4 training course, supported by a government skills scheme, he was keen to share his story with CAD Schroer staff.
A mechanical engineer by trade, he started using MEDUSA4 Personal to design high quality, made-to-measure leather goods, including belts, handbags, custom sheaths for knives, mobile phone cases, and archery accessories. Initially sales came through word of mouth, but as orders increased, he needed to create more accurate designs to waste less material and work more efficiently.
Conheço a Maplin desde os anos 80, e é uma Firma de Kits de Electrónica que sempre impressionou pela Inovação, profissionalismo, e pelo seu Catálogo bacano!
Pois agora, meteram-se a vender uma Impressora 3d em Kit, pois então, e é algo barato e mastante sólido como alternativa, vejam só o vídeo:
What is the Velleman K8200?It's a build it yourself 3D printer kit for everyone. It's super easy to use, and helps you turn your ideas into real stuff you can hold, like toys, product prototypes, and replacement parts.
How Does It Work?The printer layers up the plastic to form a solid object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another layer of plastic on top, then another, and another, building your design in levels from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold and use.
Tenho de tentar fazer disto com o Oogoo, e se vocês já pensaram em fazer peças transparentes, ou até substituír peças que se partiram, eis uma data de Dicas num só Instructable:
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop]Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in mold making and casting. This is a great technique for making multiple copies of a piece out of resin. It's used in sculpting, prop making, special effects makeup, and many more applications. This Instructable is the documentation of the class in which I found a piece to copy from the part bins available at the TechShop, cast a mold out of silicone, and filled the mold with resin.
I will discuss the process of casting beginning with choosing a piece to cast, making the mold, and casting a piece from the mold.
More information about the Pittsburgh TechShop can be found at http://techshop.ws/
I made it at TechShop!
Cada vez que cá ponho um Quadracóptero, o número das visitas dispara!
E porque não?
Todo o Engenhocas gosta de ver estas maquinetas, e neste caso, ainda tem a vantagem de ser algo que vocês podem fazer com Corte laser CNC...
Por isso, mãos à obra!
Laser Cut MultiWii based quadcopter
This is is the second version of a small quad copter that I designed and built. It is designed so that the only power tool required to build it is a laser cutter.
You can get multicopter frames for cheap from a number of sources, but I wanted something that was more customizable and hackable. The cost to build the actual frame by itself for this quad (including glue, etc) is only about $50. The rest of the costs are probably similar to what it would cost to build a quadcopter using a commercially available frame kit. I also believe it to be more sturdy and easier/cheaper to repair than a lot of quad frames on the market. While learning to fly with version 1 of this quad, I crashed it repeatedly, several times into a tree. After several hard crashes I did break one of the motor mounts, but a little bit of wood glue and some clamps and it worked as good as new.