Gerald Davis Design and Consulting

Gerald Davis

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Gerald Davis Design and Consulting

Metals/Materials | Articles

Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Forming sheet stock

September 8, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis demonstrates the flexibility of forming tools in CAD modeling by working on the body of a not-ready-for-prime-time tricycle.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Table-driven design

August 12, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through the creation of a hex nut and shows how this exercise can be applied to other threaded creations.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design alignment

July 21, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of how to use CAD to address the inclusion of a flat-head screw and a countersink in a 3-D design..

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Document management

July 6, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using document management tools with a CAD workstation.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design for function

May 27, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using CAD to develop a better design.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design for manufacturing

May 12, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis provides an overview of using CAD to develop a better design, which leads it to being more manufacturable.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design as a process

May 5, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis uses CAD to explore different means to design a metal widget.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Table-driven models

February 16, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis shows why using a design table makes sense for those models in which reasonably limited changes take place.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Metal marking

January 28, 2015 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis walks the CAD operator through the process of creating a drill index.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Surface modeling techniques

December 18, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis guides the reader through some of the CAD tricks necessary to create a 3-D model of a series of drill bits.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Cap-offs, springs, and threads

December 3, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis shows CAD operators how to use two separate design functions to create the same cap-off treatment.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Some boundaries in solid modeling

October 31, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis goes back to the future and shows readers what solid modeling can—and can’t—when trying to mock up a 3-D CAD model of an antique hair clipper.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Creating animations to explain the invention

September 3, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through the steps needed to create a 3-D CAD movie that can be used to bring an assembly or product idea to life.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Creating the documentation essential to fabrication

August 14, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis describes how a detailed 3-D CAD model can be a great help to those in procurement, fabrication, and assembly.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Tools for proofreading

August 12, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis explains why proofreading is not just the domain of copy editors and how a CAD software function can help with the proofing job.

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