From FreeCAD To The Real World

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doul
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby doul » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:47 pm

thschrader wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:49 pm Nice to see that FC is used for a complete engineering process.
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Svet
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby Svet » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:06 pm

Finally it's done. Just oversize air pump to keep minnows alive :)
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thschrader
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby thschrader » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:18 pm

Housing for RRU-Cluster (RRU=Radio Remote Unit).
Frame: aluminium
Plates: copper
Location: Juist-Island, North Sea, Germany
Drawing: Techdraw
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paullee
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby paullee » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:13 pm

Looks great !
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby cad1234 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:44 pm

Great!! Thats what real engineering is!!
BTW: Think, Juist is a fine place, to realize freecad projects ;)
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby Lookid » Wed May 05, 2021 7:43 am

Centrifugal Pump components for experimental validation of numerical results.

The starting point was the fluid zone of the pump.
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FreeCAD was used to create the solid parts around the fluid:
- The volute casing in two parts, sent for CNC Machining made from aluminium blocks.
- The impeller, 3D printed
- Shaft nut and shaft sleeve, also CNC machined from aluminium.
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The parts were to be mounted on an existing pump (shaft, motor...).
Here it is half-mounted to see inside:
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And the test bench fully mounted:
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My Techdraw drawings are way too horrible for me to show :D.
Part and PartDesign Workbenches used all the way, with ''initial bodies'' used in PartDesign, where I had to learn the hard way that you do not sketch on an existing face, it will break later.
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby kwahoo » Sat May 08, 2021 5:58 pm

Lookid wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 7:43 am I had to learn the hard way that you do not sketch on an existing face, it will break later.
Ha, another victim of Topological Naming Problem;)

Great work! It always great see FreeCAD in a research project.
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby chrisb » Sat May 08, 2021 6:00 pm

This project shows some analogy to FreeCAD: You must not attach anything to faces, or it will break sooner or later :lol: .
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby PrzemoF » Sun May 23, 2021 4:51 pm

Rather niche usage of FreeCAD: designing how veneer pattern will look on a finished part:
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby KFMadsen » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:49 pm

Hello Freecad Forum,
Some time ago I made a simple tray-table (as I think it could be called) and thought I should share (I have shared a couple of other things earlier as an individual topic, but I really think these should have been posted under this topic. Apologies - but rather later than never, i guess:-)

Firstly I drew the Freecad model - as can be seen on the screen in the background on the second picture... and, Secondly, I made the tray-table in real life:-) The table is made in dimensions that fit the Danish Architect Finn Juhls tray in glass and teak (as shown on the first picture), so it can be put on top of the tray-table.

I made the tray-table using teak wood (quite expensive by the way) to match the designer tray and then used screws to joint each of the different wood pieces (also used glue). After I glued in a piece of cylinder shaped teak to cover the screw.

Kindly, KFMadsen
PS. And thanks for the totally awesome "From Freecad To The Real World" Topic. Impressive to see what people can draw and make in the real world.
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