Creating a 3d model of a case is one of the main stages in creating a product on a 3D printer. The new appliance should work well and look beautiful. Its design depends on the content, therefore, not only the designer, but also the designer, engineer, and technologist works on the creation of the body. By using 3D modeling you can create a new housing for an electrical appliance in the shortest possible time and with minimal material costs.
3d modeling of the electronics housing: preparatory work
Appliance housing – the surface to which all parts are attached to ensure the correct operation of the device. Also on the case there are various holes for buttons and for fastening.
When designing 3D models of the case for electronics worth paying attention to:
- product design ;
- conformity of the form to the content;
- materials for the case.
To do 3d modeling you need to use one of the methods object images :
- a real object;
- 3D scanning …
To create a model from a drawing you will need:
- drawings of all sides of the object;
- object dimensions, wall thickness;
- recommendations about the material.
3D models photo cases are rarely used. But, if it is not possible to provide drawings (they are lost), you will need:
- shots of all sides of the object;
- instructions on the material of the product.
The easiest way to create a 3d model of a case for an electrical appliance is using 3D scanner … Scanning allows you to get a three-dimensional image of any size: from a miniature box to a panel cabinet.
The source material for the model can be one of the above or all together: the more information, the better and faster the product will be created.
If in the future you plan to print the product, then before starting the modeling you need to decide on the material for printing. The 3D modeling agency KLONA will help you with this. You can order a 3D model of any complexity from us with subsequent 3D printing.
Features of modeling a housing for electronics
The presence of a three-dimensional model is a prerequisite for 3D printing. Modeling hulls allows you to estimate the ratio design solution and technical requirements for the electrical appliance.
With a 3D model, you can make adjustments at the design stage, and promptly test the product before starting production.
Dimensions (edit) enclosures for electrical appliances calculated based on content … They depend on the size fees , battery availability, number of connectors, design and ergonomics. The body can be created in one piece, and then cut into pieces, or created from separate elements.
3d modeling of hulls allows you to model the contents and calculate every millimeter of the workspace. This will avoid inaccuracies in the dimensions of the connectors.
In some programs for 3D modeling, you can see how the contents of the device will look through the “transparent” case. Thanks to this option, you can increase the functionality of the interior of the device.
The housing for each electrical appliance has its own characteristics. You can order 3d modeling in the KLONA company. You will find an example in our portfolio 3d modeling housekeeper …
Microcomputer case model
Frame single board computer Raspberry Pi is a simple product consisting of two parts: an upper and a lower cover. The design of the 3D model of the microcomputer case provides:
- hole for mounting the board;
- holes for the active cooling system;
- holes for USB connectors;
- holes for attaching panels to each other;
- holes for switch ІО;
- holes for HDMI and Ethernet ports.
The design of the case and the number of connectors in the adapter depends on the customer.
Development of a 3D model for Tetris
3D model of a handheld game console ( tetris ) consists of two parts: an upper and a lower cover. They must contain the following elements:
- mount for the board;
- battery mount;
- rectangular opening for the screen;
- holes for buttons of different shapes;
- a hole for a memory card, for a USB port.
The same features exist when simulating game joysticks. Joysticks for aviators have a more complex design. For example, the joystick model:
It is made in the form of a control panel from a fighter plane with 39 buttons, rollers, connectors for levers, a large internal filling with a corresponding complication of the internal structure and an increase in parts for fastening boards. The body for the joystick itself consists of 4 parts: the top and bottom covers, the handle and its attachment to the main body.
3D fan model
Building a 3d model of a case for a simple fan depends on the number of parts.
Such a model retro fan comprises:
- round axis for fastening;
- protective case;
Such a model consists of:
- three tower parts;
- protective mesh;
- fastening elements;
- housings for the motor.
The simplest case for fan , which is attached to the wall, consists of one piece and looks like this:
More complicated design for mini wind turbine … It consists of 14 elements:
- three tower parts;
- three blades;
- blade mounts;
- connecting parts.
Case for computer accessories and laptop
Modern computer case housings consist mainly of two parts: an upper and a lower one. The complexity of the case lies in the number of mounting elements for the boards.
Such a body requires more precision in modeling.
This model consists of three parts. Modeling difficulties can cause the large number of connectors required for keys and ports.
More complex for 3D modeling – system unit case … The side walls can be made of metal or tempered glass, without any holes or protrusions. And the front and back walls require more attention from the designer.
The standard block model provides the following details:
- space for a removable disk;
- connectors for PS / 2, VGA, RJ-45, USB ports;
- connectors for acoustic inputs and outputs and a microphone;
- connectors for parallel and serial ports.
Our specialists from the CLONE 3D modeling studio will help you create a high-quality 3D model of a case for an electrical appliance.
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