Vesa for Leon

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Tremoside, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Hi All,

    Few months back I received a nice package from our friend Leon13. Stuffed with targets, pouches, slingshot toys and an über cool T-shirt. I picked up an earlier project of mine to create something interesting for him as a return of his awesome package. I liked best his large pouches. Working fine and I'm accurate with them.

    This is the Vesa frame. 3D printed and died in green paint. It's handle is pretty narrow, but liked the overall proportions so kept that thinner curvature. A sacrifice over function or just an "artistic" decision :).

    I hope my friend likes it. Thank you for watching!

    Have a nice day :)
    Tremo

    Vesa_Back_Low.jpg

    Vesa_Front_Low.jpg

    Vesa_Persp_Low.jpg
     
  2. wellmade2040

    wellmade2040 New Member

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    Wow that is amazing, I wish I had access to that kind of equipment, and the knowledge to operate them, looks great ,well done !:)
     

  3. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Now that is as kewl as it gets!

    -Wild Bill
     
  4. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Every time you post a slingshot it's like Christmas morning as a kid, I simply can't wait to dig in and see what's there. I'm always surprised and never disappointed. This one is wonderful from the shapely lines to the toxic waste green color.
     
  5. Belargo

    Belargo Mad Scientist

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    Kick-ass design! Very cool
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Wunderbar! The shape is really cool. Love the colour. Awesome work.
     
  7. GunGuy

    GunGuy Active Member

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  8. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey Tremo!

    yet another fine specimen of your admirable
    “scelettized“ series! A very nice minimal design!
    I like the solution of thumb and finger rest ;)
    .. a nice example of what a designer does to
    realize a clean form!

    Well done!

    kind regards,

    Be
     
  9. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Amazing work as always! Your stuff is just too cool!
     
  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Very cool! Very much has a tool look to it. Me likey!!! You gave me an idea for a welded design out of flat bar........
     
  11. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Fine work as always. What software do you use to draw up the designs for your 3D printer? We use 3D Bentley Microstation and create a DXF file.
     
  12. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Unique design, cool color and badass look? Check. - He'll absolutely love it!
     
  13. deraNdy

    deraNdy Active Member

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    Cool. Colour , style , everything is masterclass. Is this only a prototyp or realy shootable?
    How strong is such a 3D printed frame?
     
  14. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    I'm trying to think of a build of yours I didn't love.....nope can't do it! This is really, really cool.
     
  15. Whittler

    Whittler New Member

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    That's just cool! It's gotta be fun to have that kind of technology to work with.
     
  16. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Sweet, looks like an insect in the last pic :)

    But I liked Vesalius a bit more, wood is wood :)
     
  17. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Thanks mate! The technology is usually automated you only need a proper 3D application that can create watertight models. If you're interested in the technolgy you can check shapeways.com for some info and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

    Thanks Bill! Cheers :)

    Hey Dolo! Really glad you say that! This toxic green is new from the printing corp me like it too. I promise I try to maintain quality in next works too.

    THANK YOU MY FRIENDS!

    HHa :D Yes, Be you know it well! :) Keep the line for driving the eye but add the feature to extend function. Your note is right.

    Bests!

    Thanks Drew! Good to see you around!

    Thanks! Let me know if you made something by this inspiration! Am always opened to discuss these and really like welded items!

    Thanks BigDH! Most of 3D printers read STL, VRML, OBJ files. So any workhorse 3D software can be used. I never used Microstation but prefer CAD like that for these works. So I think it can be used for this purpose easily. Since I made tuition of various 3D and 3D CAD applications I usually make mixed works. Solid Edge is my favorite tool. SolidWorks is cool also and really popular (lotsa tutorials). Creo is an ultimate piece. For detailing ZBrush and Mudbox digital sculptors are very handy, including Sculptris for optimization of STL files. For correnctions of STLs Netfabb & 3D Tool are handy. I use SLS machines and printing factory prepares my files (converting them to print data). The hardest thing is to learn how 3D printed models can behave. Hope this info helps to look around.

    Thaaaanks!

    Thx! The Vesa has reinforced tips and internal ribs. Tested and analyzed virtually and in practice. I have a work in progress design and made two forkhits at the same place, nothing happened. Also hammered off an earlier model pretty hard. Material is industrial grade PA6 (nylon) that's used to make screws and bolts. I also cut threads inside the material sometimes. Works like a charm. So it's not a prototype. If you want to know more, take a look for "e-manufacturing" at google.

    Thanks Scoobs! You made an outstanding evolution in your works. You can be proud of it. Man, my hats off!

    Thanks Whittler! It's a mix of fun and pain in the a**. But more fun.

    Hey JK,

    The insect comparison is totally right :D You nailed it. My Nora collects insects, so no doubt her hobby has an influence on me. Right now we have a Tanzanian millipede at the terrarium :).

    Vesalius is my treasure, you know that. It's just impossible to properly reproduce the form inside 3D. But this is why we like naturals so much! You can't beat nature :)

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    THANK YOU all for your kind comments!

    Have a nice day,
    Tremo
     
  18. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very nice work! Love the shape and color. I bet it' s a great shooter. ;)