Introduction: Christmas 2014 Mug
I created this 3 centimeter tall mug with AutoCAD 2015.
Step 1: Step 1: Draw the Mug
I used a cylinder as my basic shape. With the dimensions of 2 inches tall and a 1 inch radius.
Step 2: Step 2: Creating the Inside of the Mug
I cut out the inside of the mug leaving .5" of space between the inside wall and the outside wall.
Step 3: Step 3: Creating the Handle
I used a sweep to create the handle. I created a rounded edged rectangle as my profile, and designed the path/shape of the handle.
Step 4: Step 4: Refining the Shape
I chamfered the bottom of the mug, and filleted the top to make a rounded edge.
Step 5: Step 5: Creating the 3D Text
I followed the instructions for making 3D text with the help button on AutoCAD.
Step 6: Step 6: Rotating the Text
I rotated the text to fit the curved surface of the mug.
Step 7: Step 7: Cutting Out the Text
I cut the text out of the mug using the subtract comand.
Step 8: Step 8: Final Size
I finished by scaling the mug to half of its original size to make it smaller.
Step 9: Step 9: Export and Print
I exported the stl file to a Makerbot 5th generation replicator, and converted the inches to millimeters. I printed it using red PLA filament with rafts on.