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Teach, learn and share different methods of fabrication for industrial designers, architects, and engineers where Rhinoceros is involved in any cycle of the manufacturing process.
This RhinoFabStudio community is a great place for sharing information about hardware used to fabricate your ideas, your digital models and your Grasshopper definitions.
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RhinoFabStudio urges all Rhino ARTs and ARTCs to post your events, workshops and classes which pertain to fabrication methods and/or processes.

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What to do with a Pink Pearl eraser, X-Acto knife, Rhino



Are you having troubles with those ear buds tangling? Dan Falvey, from Hard Part Inc., decided to solve that problem his own way. Here's his story:

One Sunday morning I got up early and decided to listen to the BBC and NPR news on my radio. In an effort not to disturb my wife (happy wife, happy life), I went searching for a set of ear buds. After finding three or four sets all tangled up, I spent the next 30 minutes and multiple cups of coffee untangling them. -- Not acceptable. I had purchased several "ear bud cord management" products in the past but they were bulky and a pain to use.

So I decided that there was a better solution. The first 30 minutes I figured out the design direction: Holding the jack and ear bud together seemed to be the best solution to keep the cords from knotting up. So I tried a spring steel paper clamp: too much point pressure and bulky. I thought about it for a bit .... grabbed some new Pink Pearl erasers, an X-Acto knife, and some small diameter brass tubing.

For the next hour I punched holes through the "pinks" with the brass tubing and cut parallel slits to allow access into the holes. In this first iteration the access slits worked. But when you pinched the pink to open the slits to drop out the buds the jack cord fell out at the same time. Not what I wanted. So the obvious solution was to put the access slit for the jack hole on the opposite side. I cut another prototype and the damn thing worked perfectly

So I flipped on the computer, opened up my Rhino software, and proceeded to design what is now the "BUD". My design direction was to have a device that prevented the notorious ear bud tangles and knots, allowed the ear buds to release if they got caught up on something, and, most importantly, could be stuffed into the tightest pair of jeans or deepest purse and still work. (I have daughters and daughter-in-laws that I used for testing the design). And it wouldn't cost a fortune. 

So, on a Sunday morning in about 4 hours, I basically designed the BUD on a budget of less than 5 bucks.


Full disclosure note: Dan gave a few BUD samples to the Rhino office staff. I'm using a lovely blue one to keep a super long ear bud cord untangled on my desk. It's one small bit to making life easier.


Big 3D printing


The French start-up company Drawn recently launched its robotic-arm 3D printer, Galatea. At its popular debut at Maker Faire Paris in June, Galatea demonstrated its ability to print entire furniture pieces, changing the nozzle diameter from 1.75 mm up to 8 mm.

Drawn used Rhino to create the models and Grasshopper to make the models parametric.

Drawn will be selling their own 3D printed furniture and other items. They also plan to hold workshops on how to design and print furniture.




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I am starting a custom shoe company in the true bespoke tradition, made to order shoes.  I am more of a designer businessman than a computer CAD/CAM operator and I would appreciate your advice!I would like to get recommendations from people with…Continue

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Hi Sorta new to this and was Wondering if anyone has thoughts about sending out designsto 3 d printers Shapeways.com is the first I have found Haqsanyone tried others your thoughts and comments are Appreciated   regards edContinue

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