Earlier in the month I bought a 3d printer that is self assembled. After running into some trouble with the extruder and with the help of an engineer who has experience of assembling and customising his own 3d printer I was up and running. One of the first models I printed as a sculpted I made of Michael Schumacher.
Over Christmas I spent some time learning Rhino and the plugin for it T-Splines. I needed a CAD program that would allow me to create the surface, with Solidworks’ surfacing tools I wasn’t getting the desired shape and it was clumsy and time consuming to create. I was able to import the surfaces made in Rhino using T-Splines, but a friend of mine later told me about Fusion 360. I decided to give it a try and found it to be a fantastic piece of software. It’s got the best features of Rhino and Solidworks combined, without Solidworks’ rigidity. Next step is to complete the mouse design with a 3d printed display model, production ready CAD and CAM, beauty render, assembly drawings and graphics showing the uniquer features and how it work.