How a car is created. One would think that designing a car would be a process of creating drawings and then transferring the drawings to sheet metal. Which is. But there are some intermediate steps to the process and the best way that car designers have found over the century or so of designing cars is to first create the car in clay.
This post is going to discuss the important issue of scaling the amount of product you produce. Hackaday had a recent post about OtherMill. But before that here’s a short video from Tested.
This is a follow up on the designing machined parts post. The drawings that I did are for examples and not to be taken as the proper practice for doing drawing.
I’m going to start off with this image.
This is a drawing sent to a jobshop in England(http://www.wilsontools.co.uk/) that I ran into on Linked in and as far as simple goes, it has just about everything needed to make a simple part like this. Well almost, there are a couple of missing dimensions and there needs to be a material and expected finish. But something like this will get the job done.
This is the third of Wired UK’s important series on Shenzhen.
Back when I was researching electrical technology back in the late 19th Century I found that the same sort pooling that Bunnie is talking about. As did the early radio types. In fact, the same sort of tension between patent holders who, for whatever reason have stopped innovating and innovators who want to continue to come up with new things has existed since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Boomtown Part 1.
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This is Shenzhen.
In 1980 this was fishing shacks, rice paddies and economic freedom and opportunity. Think about that when you hit the booth in November.
Ran into this excellent post on designing machined parts for manufacturing. the excellent post is from OMW Corp, a job shop in California. The link is below. If you need some machining work done in CA, they look like a good place to go. It’s a good guide to how to design parts for machining. There’s no great rocket science here, just common sense and understanding the tools and how they work.
A revolution in manufacturing is coming. The power of automation and the dropping of the costs of tools is going to change the landscape of how thing get made. How this going to happen and what the impact will be will probably have as large an impact as the industrial revolution did back in the late 18th Century.