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Laboratory III Rapid Practical III

1. Before the parts can be converted into STL format and printed, a few dimensions of the certain
parts will have to be adjusted so they can fit with each other during the assembly. To do that, the
drawing will have to be repaired in SolidWorks software
2. First, Open the Solidworks = Base Plate.SLDPRT
3. Evaluate the mass properties = Evaluate> Mass Properties
4. Add and Edit the Material Properties of PLA

4.1 Edit Material > Custom Material > Plastic > Right Click > New Material
4.2 Add PLA Material information and properties. Check your units
4.3 Save>Apply
Elastic Modulus = 3500000000 N/m^2
Poisson's Ratio = 0.36 N/A
Shear Modulus = 2400000000 N/m^2
Mass Density = 1300 kg/m^3
Tensile Strength = 50000000 N/m^2
Thermal Conductivity = 0.13 W/(m·K)
Specific Heat = 1800 J/(kg·K)

5. Evaluate the mass properties


6. Select ‘edit sketch’ to reduce the mass of base plate.

7. Sketch a rectangle and give its dimension


8. Linear sketch pattern

- X-axis (reverse) > 22.5 mm > 180 deg


- Y-axis (reverse) > 25 mm > 90 deg
- Entities to pattern : select 4 lines in the new rectangle
- ok
9. Evaluate the mass properties after editing material and edit sketch

10. Shaft Holder editing

10.1 Open ‘Shaft Holder’ part soldiworks model


10.2 Evaluate the current mass properties

10.3 Edit material to PLA


10.4 Evaluate the mass properties after edit the material
10.5 Highlight upper hole features and click linear pattern

10.6 Edit the linear pattern information

10.6.1 Direction 1 (reverse direction) > Select Face 1


10.6.2 Distance for direction 1 > 15 mm
10.6.3 Quantity > 4
10.6.4 ok
10.7 Evaluate the mass properties after editing

10.8 Save

11. Shaft Holder editing

11.1 Open ‘Shaft Holder’ part Solidworks model


12. Cam editing to reach 9 mm

- Evaluate current mass properties

- Material editing > PLA


- Move all entities
- Draw a circle

- Set the circle options for construction


- Add tangent relation

- Choose arc 12 and arc 5. Place a tangent relation


- Change the dimension

Radius change

R15 > R12


R23 > R25
R28 > R29
18 mm > 9.54 mm
R7 > R6.23
- Make new construction circle and add tangent relation with R9.54 arc

- Edit R7 to R6.23
- Check gap between both construction circle must be 9 mm

- ok
- Edit extruded cut hole feature from blind to trough all
- Save and rebuild