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Old 07-15-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default How to build a shock absorber in CAD!

Hello guys, in my free time i do some CAD work on my computer. My last project was a shock absorber in 1:8 for offroad buggys... are you interested how to build some shock absober, than i try to explain it here?!

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Lots of fillets, a couple helix's, a revolve or two, some extrusions, and a couple subtractions?

Nice work, I do a bit of CAD and I can see what you've done, but a couple things you've done are a touch over my skill at the moment, very nice render
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glad to see there are other cad lovers out there. i personally prefer to use SolidWorks myself.

Ended up doing an inboard shock setup for college. It was a lot of fun to do. Full size car bodies are even more fun to me. Got to love using the Loft command.

Can't wait to head back to college again. Going after my Mechanical Engineering BS Degree
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SolidWorks here as well......we have about every design tool available.

Each has it's attributes, SolidWorks does everything well.
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NICE MAN
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:49 AM   #6
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common guys we trie it...

I wish , that you correct my english because i also use this forum for learning english by my self!

At first we need the housing of that shock absorber. Here you see the first draft:



After the draft is ready, i finished it, so we can choose with special buttons if we want some rotation or some extrudation...




so, the first part of the housing is done
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #7
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Check this dude out!

http://3d-files.co.il/Glinik_America...rtual_Show.htm
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Nice, but where is the relationship to my theme?
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #9
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Not a shock, but is that not CAD modeling like the shock? The thread went from shocks to guys talking about CAD. So I thought I would post that guys work too. Sorry to mess up your thread
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The next steps were to get a hole in the absorber housing for the seal and to tap the housing so you can after mount the locknut!




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Old 07-19-2011, 05:12 PM   #11
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Free time doodling is fine and all....but what have you made?

Can you give me a viable print?

I'd like to see dimensions, tolerance parameters, etc.

I've molds to make and machines to program to complete your project...

Aimlessly drawing is really not showing us anything.

Design parameters would be a good place to start...what are you trying to accomplish with your shock design...and how is it better?

I often find my son playing with the numerous design tools in the office...he's 11 and has a tremendous grasp. I would not, however, let him waste bandwidth on this or any other forum with his 'pictures'.
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