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Member postings for Raymond Anderson

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Thread: Getting to grips with Autodesk Vred
29/09/2019 17:56:37

Paul, Yes.. I think it will be a major undertaking for sure. not settled on a scale yet. Will start making the 3d solid models of all the parts at full scale then create sub assemblies to insert into the main assembly. then it will just be a case scale them to whatever I decide on. The shaft in the pic was machined in one [ obviously stronger that way ]

Hollowpoint, Continue with the Fusion 360, its a fine programme and of course all 3d solid modellers have steep learning curves [ some steeper than others ] after all we live our lives in 3d. so it should not be that difficult but as we know Reality is different. When I first started with Solid edge a few years ago I thought I would never get there. but.. I gradually got there although I did have some good hands to keep me right, now I am fully conversant with the software. I think there may be an official Autodesk Fusion forum which will be a great source of help. I am actually learning Solid edge's big brother now, Siemens NX. and that's a whole new ball game .

I am having the same steep/vertical learning curve with Vred Practice , Practice and more practice.

So.. stick in with the Fusion 360 yes

28/09/2019 18:28:29

longer heavy shaft and bearers new render jpg1.jpgHave decided my next project is to [ try ] to build a scale model of a Renk Marine reduction gearbox. Contacted Renk [ who are part of MAN ] and they very kindly sent me a shed load of drawings of a Renk model CNX [ which is no longer manufactured.] 14 drawings in total down to every last nut and bolt. Will need to have them translated then it is... down to me if I ever live long enough to finish it. Need to decide on a suitable scale.. as the full sized one is very big [ as one could imagine ] longer heavy shaft and bearers new render view 2 jpg2.jpg

Here are a couple of pics of one part which I did in Solid edge and rendered in Autodesk Vred. only as part of learning Vred.

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
24/09/2019 16:40:40

Super images, of the Fascinating Universe, Keep the images coming thumbs up

Thread: Alternative metal sources?
22/09/2019 14:17:28

I'm very fortunate that I get plenty of materials from the Brothers employer [ I went to school with the owner ] and built his house and the massive extension at the works to house 2 new Hermle 5 axis goodies and.. a WFL Millturn.yes Most of the materials they use are Oil industry centered eg.. En 16, En 24, Inconel 600 and 718, and PH stainless, Phosphor Bronze ect. but I also get more run of the mill materials aswell Really the only material I ever have to buy would be plain old mild steel like en1. or Cast iron. Certainly lucky that way.

Thread: Metric tap and die set
19/09/2019 17:07:22

If doing a lot of tapping in O1 and Stainless Either.. Walter Titex Eco plus or Advance taps or from Emuge Franken either VA or A-HCUT.  Titex and Emuge Franken don't do dies [ or sets ] i'm afraid. I'm not sure if Guhring do sets or only individual. Guhring is not as spendy as the first 2smiley I think Dormer do sets. and would be a reasonable price for the hobbyist. The first 2 might seem ott for hobby use but … if you are frequently threading the materials mentioned, you can expect long tool life and top notch threads.

Edited By Raymond Anderson on 19/09/2019 17:07:59

Thread: Autodesk Vred.
05/08/2019 18:44:59

This pic is with the Lights and shadows "baked " and also some Ambient occlusion.kmw milled finish  re tesselated. 2.jpg

05/08/2019 18:36:17

This is a pic of a part modelled in Solid Edge and Rendered in Autodesk Vred Just trying to get to grips with Vred and ohh lordy.. it is a very steep learning curve !

I think the trick to get a good rendering is the " Lighting" and there are a mountain of adjustments that can be made in Vred. The Milled finish was created in Allegorithmic Substance Designer [ and thats an equally steep learning curve ] and that connects directly with Vred. Awesome software, but my god... difficult smiley. Although I will get there eventually !krauss-maffei wegmann.jpg

Thread: Locking Levers
05/08/2019 13:20:19

WDS [ as linked to ] and Good Hand. both excellent suppliers. and top notch makes

Thread: Guess the Chemical?
28/07/2019 07:05:15

No idea what it could be but... I know what it is not and that is... Chlorine Triflouride smile

Thread: Bottle labelling machine
24/07/2019 17:02:34

Excellent work, and even more so from [ going by your post ] someone fairly new metal bashing AND.. in 304.. not the easiest material to deal with. That's also another of the benefits of a good 3d cad system... no longer need to build expensive prototypes only to find something is amiss, can all be done within the software. even FEA /CAE. Keep up the good work thumbs up

Thread: Unsolicited email from SOLIDWORKS
06/07/2019 08:17:10

Charles Lipscombe, Solidworks is not the Industry standard for 3d cad... There is no such thing ! There are quite a few other Mid range offerings, ie, Autodesk Inventor, and Siemens Solid Edge. High end [ with price tags to match ] you could have Siemens NX, Catia, and Creo [ formerly Pro E ] I prefer Solid Edge but then that's just my preference.

Thread: HSS or CS taps and dies
24/05/2019 16:31:10

Castrol Variocut is a superb tapping compound very economical and easy to clean, results in very nice threads. I have about a litre left and I think it is possibly not available in UK now angry 2 . As for taps /dies I much prefer HSS to CS, Emuge Franken being by far the best taps I have used [ they don't do Dies ] Dies... I would say Walter, I also have Dormer, OSG and Guhring any of those makes will give long service.

Thread: 6" EME rotary table
06/05/2019 11:21:44

In reply to Dave [ sod ] would the table in question not be marked EMEC as in the illustration ? The table in question is marked EME just a thought.

Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners
21/04/2019 05:47:32

Accu, Fantastic range and superb service. I use them for all my fastener needs.

Thread: Siemens Solid Edge and VRED
07/04/2019 18:31:22

Hi John, although I'm fully conversant with Solidedge. I'm just starting out with VRed rendering software. I hope practice makes perfect 😂

Thread: DraftSight no longer free
07/04/2019 17:06:27

Duncan Webster you have a PM

Thread: Siemens Solid Edge and VRED
07/04/2019 15:44:25

new texture map on c to b.42.jpgtailstock die holder.jpgnew render for cto b .jpgBeen trying to get to grips with the above software Very powerful. I have Keyshot.. but this is a few notches above that. The pics are only of my "playing around " The 3d models were done in Siemens SolidEdge Wondered if any forum members have used VRED. Steep learning curve dont knowcolumn to beam grey primer.24.jpg

Thread: DraftSight no longer free
28/03/2019 14:50:56

Anyone looking for a good free 2d CAD programme should check out Siemens Solid Edge 2d. I used it a lot before I went to 3d Solid Edge.

Thread: file
23/02/2019 14:26:21

Agree with Peter F, Pferd are fantastic files. I have quite a few and some are years old and still cut very well even though they have seen a lot of use over the years. Top notch filesyes

Thread: Occasional usage Sand blaster
16/01/2019 17:19:19

Superb work [ as usual ] and welcome back to the forum, it will certainly be all the better with you back.yes

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