Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Part Fabrication Using a Dimension Elite

A very nice gift, my loving wife got me this RC helicopter on her trip to Japan. Being my first remote controlled aircraft, I naturally crashed and burned several times before finally breaking a stabilizer connecting rod. I was able to model the part in Solid Works and fabricate it in ABS plastic using our Dimension Elite FDM. The part is very small. Only 2mm wide, 14 mm long, and .7 mm thick (about 4 layers); any smaller and it wouldn't have worked.

"We can rebuild him — We have the technology" - Richard Anderson, The Six Million Dollar Man

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