Rian, ANDesign Lab’s Sr. Industrial Designer, requires the measurements of his batteries to sketch a case that will fit nicely.
Once the measurements are done, he then begins to put his idea to paper (2D); of how he wants his case to look, in this case it will be just a regular cubic case.
The end product of the sketch/design of the case, ready to move forward to Solid Works (3D phase). In more complex products, designers & engineers use the 2D concept designs to refer back to during the engineering process (3D).
Going through the different moderations during the 3D phase.
Using the yellow and green cylinders are the batteries and help making sure case is the right fit. 3D engineering phase is done.
3D files exported to Makerbot application (maker’s brand) to carefully align 3D design – make sure cap and body do not get stuck while printing – and saving it to SD card.
SD card plugged in ready to import files and start 3D printing.
Printer first builds a support layer on the bottom. Products printed with this machines are built layer by layer which means it is a lengthy process.
One hour into the printing process.
Final 3D print. It took approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to finish.
Case came out perfect – Successful print!!
New battery case for Rian!