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tarek
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Hello friends!

I work with Glia, an organization dedicated to making Free and Open Access medical devices that are as good or better than currently existing gold standard devices. We have made several essential and successful devices including a stethoscope and PPE. We've also made a 3D printed tourniquet that we are working on making an injection molding version of. These tourniquets have been used in Gaza, Myanmar and most recently Ukraine.

In the course of working on injection molding, we have found no molding or mold design shops that use FreeCAD or any FOSS tools. As such, we're hiring a designer who is able to convert from Solidworks / similar into FreeCAD so that we can maintain our repository and keep all our devices Free and Open Access.

The current repository is here if you're interested in seeing what we've done so far.

Please reach out to me here or via email at tarek@tarek.org. We're open to negotiating hourly or project-based payment. All products of this relationship will be released as open source files and will be used to produce the molds we make tourniquets out of.

Thank you!

tarek : )
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tarek wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:21 pm ...
it's probably easier than you think. the people who work with solidworks etc. only need to export it as stp or stl etc., freecad can import that and you can continue working with it in freecad
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thomas-neemann wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:33 pm it's probably easier than you think. the people who work with solidworks etc. only need to export it as stp or stl etc., freecad can import that and you can continue working with it in freecad
Thank you for this. We want the files to be easy to modify in the future, which seems to exclude importing an STL. STP is one we've been playing with, but it hasn't been a great medium for communicating between us and shops that work on Solidworks. Do you have some examples I could show the designers by chance?

The problems we've had interfacing with molding design and production shops is why we're letting them go forward with solidworks then immediately porting and producing from the FreeCAD source.

tarek : )
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