EDIT - As always, please feel free to post your own - From FreeCAD To The Real World - project here. All welcome, large and small.
Been a while sense I posted to this thread.
First up is a set of Geneva Wheels that I printed out for a demo. These were made with the Macro Geneva Wheel GUI
script. The Macro works quite well and the results transfer into the real world effortlessly. After generating the Crank and Wheel, I used the Involute Gear function in Part Design to add the teeth on the Crank Wheel, Pocketed the holes for the axials, and modeled the bracket and geared knob. Printed on a Smartrap.
Next up is a "proof of concept" I did as part of a larger project. We often inform new users in the Help on using FreeCAD
section of this forum that as a rule, you do not model threads, and there are a plethora of posts asking about how to do it. As it has been stated, there are exceptions to the rule and here is one of those exceptions. Ultimately, this screw/finger-nut will be used in the design of a CoreXY
table as a way to tension drive belts. The drive belt retainer, much like the one in the post above
, will be modeled into the end of the screw and printed as one piece.
OS: Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.15.4090 (Git)
Python version: 2.7.6
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.7.1 (OCE 0.17 dev)