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papa_whealie
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Wave Washers

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01-25-2010 08:46 AM
Hello, has anyone modeled up a wave washer in Inventor?? If so, what method did you use?

thanks,

Greg Reeder
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Re: Wave Washers

01-25-2010 08:51 AM in reply to: papa_whealie
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Inventor+wave+washer

A search turned up something at sDotson (http://www.mcadforums.com),
you might also check clbiss.com
and I have seen this covered in the Skillbuilders and several times here in the forum.
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Re: Wave Washers

01-25-2010 09:22 AM in reply to: papa_whealie
Cory's solution is very elegant. Here's a quick and dirty attempt. It
results in some unnecessary geometry; a small gap in the washer since the
emboss command won't close. With a bit of tweaking there's probably a way
to make this one cleaner, but I haven't got the time to play with it this
morning.

Cheers,
Walt
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Re: Wave Washers

01-25-2010 03:29 PM in reply to: papa_whealie
Walt,
Two suggestion:
Instead of 3.1415****** use "PI" (without quotes), easier and supposedly
more accurate.
Emboss only half the wave form, then mirror. No need to subtract the
.0001mm. No gap.
Ray


"Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
news:6323995@discussion.autodesk.com...
Cory's solution is very elegant. Here's a quick and dirty attempt. It
results in some unnecessary geometry; a small gap in the washer since the
emboss command won't close. With a bit of tweaking there's probably a way
to make this one cleaner, but I haven't got the time to play with it this
morning.

Cheers,
Walt
*Walt Jaquith
Message 5 of 5 (594 Views)

Re: Wave Washers

01-25-2010 04:06 PM in reply to: papa_whealie
Nice. Thanks Ray; I knew there'd be someone in here who could puzzle it
out. It left a couple tangent lines at the mirror point when I did it, but
that's a much cleaner model.

Here's another approach off the top of my head. This one I did in thirds
instead of quadrants, to see how it would work. I had to kind of trick the
loft command to give me tangent condition curves, but once I did, the
default weight returned very close to a circle. Like the other one, There's
probably a lot of room for improvement on the technique; this was just a few
minute's diversion.

Cheers,
Walt


"Ray Dyson" wrote in message
news:6324318@discussion.autodesk.com...
Walt,
Two suggestion:
Instead of 3.1415****** use "PI" (without quotes), easier and supposedly
more accurate.
Emboss only half the wave form, then mirror. No need to subtract the
.0001mm. No gap.
Ray


"Walt Jaquith" wrote in message
news:6323995@discussion.autodesk.com...
Cory's solution is very elegant. Here's a quick and dirty attempt. It
results in some unnecessary geometry; a small gap in the washer since the
emboss command won't close. With a bit of tweaking there's probably a way
to make this one cleaner, but I haven't got the time to play with it this
morning.

Cheers,
Walt
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