Project bottle opener 2012
Bottle Opener:
A small project that will design and manufacture using the open source method. The bottle opener will be machined from 316ss and 304ss flat stocks.

Project bottle opener 2012
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- Updates -

Apr 04 2012

Design Options FEA

The effect of hollowing out the bottle opener was explored . . . show details

The effect of hollowing out the bottle opener was explored with Z88Auora,  the GUI version of Z88, an open source FEA software.  The ascii mesh was created using FreeCAD and imported into Z88.


Apr 03 2012

Product Dimensioning with LibreCAD

A dxf file was exported from FreeCAD and imported into LibreCAD . . . show details

A dxf file was exported from FreeCAD and imported into LibreCAD for dimensioning the endpoints for writing g-code. Since the current version of FreeCAD, v0.12, is millimeter only, a reduction factor of 25.4 was applied to the imported dxf file to derive the measurements in inch.


Apr 02 2012

Product Design with FreeCAD

Sketched in with LibreCAD, v1.0.1, then 3D modeled . . . show details

Sketched in with LibreCAD, v1.0.1, then 3D modeled with FreeCAD v.12-5382, on Debian (Squeeze) GNU/Linux.  The actual size is ~4" x 0.5" x 0.1". The material is 304 stainless. The next step is to write the gcode and machine the actual product. Followed by laser marking with CerMark.