This is an extension of a previous project of creating a shelf out of four empty vodka bottles and a wooden plank: https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-PLA-sticking-issues-resolved/.
Existing setup is first modelled in Solidworks and the necessary parts for the extension are then added on by creating the additional 3D models. In this way, everything is easily visualized and created to scale, no need to keep checking up on the measurements. The size of the two support pieces are bigger than the area of the print bed, therefore it is broken down and printed in two parts, to be joined by super glue. See the video for the entire process of creation, from 3D modelling to printing.
Is this a newbie form of what they call bottom up or top down design? I am not sure..... please comment and discuss!
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