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Design a Store Bought Tuna Can Strainer w/Autodesk Inventor at TechShop

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Hey kids! Here's a way to make a free strainer for small cans of tuna. I made this at TechShop here in Austin, TX. This will be comparable to the type you would pay $5 for on Amazon or in a store! Go to www.Techshop.ws for more info.
 
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Step 1: Designing the Main Body

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Create a sketch of a circle with a diameter of 8 cm across as seen in pic 1. Click Finish Sketch. Now extrude it upwards 3 mm(see pic 2).

Now click Create New Sketch and select the top of the shape(pic 3). We'll measure a smaller circle with a diameter of 7.5 cm. This will mean the wall around it will be half a centimeter thick. That's plenty of strength.

Go ahead and use the same extrude procedure on the outer wall(pic 4). Extrude upwards 3 cm. That will be enough to sink it into a small tuna can enough to squeeze the water out.