Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring with calipers, part of 3D Printing Project: Designing a Replacement Part.
…Now we're going to take some measurements of…our knob so we can accurately reproduce it.…We're going to think about our part in…terms of the orthographic fuse we just learned about.…In addition to helping you see your part from different vantage…points for those who might not feel very confident sketching it's…often easier to draw and record a variety of 2D views…of your objects than try to attempt a 3D perspective drawing.…For measuring the best tool for the job is a digital caliper.…
High end calipers can be a couple hundred dollars but this is…an inexpensive $20 set and it's all that you need to get started.…If you don't have a caliper you can also use a slide rule or a ruler.…It just get's a little tougher to get precise measurements.…Alright, so, let's turn on these calipers.…And we want to make sure that we're set to the…metric system and we want to use millimeters as our unit.…So we want to start by looking at the front aka the elevation.…I'm going to record some basic shapes and measurements on graph paper.…
- Measuring with calipers
- Modeling in 3D with Tinkercad
- Creating holes and complex shapes
- Plating and printing
- Optimizing and reworking the design