Designing with FreeCAD (3D Printing)

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Designing with FreeCAD (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:37 pm

I am changing to FreeCAD for designing 3D-Printed parts.
It is open-source and has a large community of users who are very helpful when you need help much like Openrcforums is.
Fusion 360 is becoming more difficult to use as time moves along.
One of the things I like is that it is not cloud-based, so I use it offline and save only to my computer.
Because of the way the world is moving, it is a smart thing to save your stuff offline today.

If you want to check out FreeCAD you can down load it here:
https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

You can also find the FreeCAD Forum here:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/search.php ... ive_topics

Here you will find my post asking for help in creating a part to be used to make an Air-Dryer for my air compressor.
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=65262

Please forgive my rough quick hand sketch design that I made.
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Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
3D-Printing: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129).


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Re: Designing with FreeCAD

Post by bob195558 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:09 am

Here what I have designed with FreeCAD and 3D Printed.

FreeCAD AirDryerTube_b.jpg
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Simplify3D AirDryerTube_b.jpg
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Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
3D-Printing: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129).

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Re: Designing with FreeCAD

Post by bob195558 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:34 am

Some pictures showing the assembly of this Van-Air (now Air-Dryer) filter
with the moisture absorbing Silica Gel Blue Beads.



Moisture Absorbing Silica Gel Blue Beads_aaa.jpg
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VanAirFilter_SilicaGelBlueBeads_cc.jpg
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VanAirFilter_SilicaGelBlueBeads_ff.jpg
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VanAirFilter_SilicaGelBlueBeads_bb.jpg
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Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
3D-Printing: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129).

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Re: Designing with FreeCAD (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:06 pm

Designed a small funnel in FreeCAD and 3D-Printing it.
FreeCAD Funnel_PaFC.jpg
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Small Funnel_Pad.jpg
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Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
3D-Printing: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129).

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Re: Designing with FreeCAD (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:36 pm

The modded green air-dryer is works great !
New Air Filter compressor_hh .jpg
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Was able to get every thing together and is working very well.
The white suds are from the soapy water used to check for leaks.
New Air Filter compressor_gg .jpg
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Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
3D-Printing: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129).


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