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    Need to find out what a block is worth, a block of a lower grade for a CNC dry sump 700x220x70 was about 600 when I was looking. Also with out knowing what it is at all the brace between would be optimised, eg like a cross brace but I dunno if space does not allow it.

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    It's a lower control arm. Nothing runs through the centre of the H so more crossbraces would be possible. Probably run 2 crossbraces rather than the one I have drawn in and flare them where they meet the two main beams (bit hard to describe, I'll do another award winning, detailed drawing)

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    What are in the pivot points?

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    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    U will need press fit tolerance also for those

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    Got my verniers back today and the steel sleeves for those bushes are 26.7mm ID. I'd assume alloy would require the same tolerance?
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    I would take 26.7mm to mean 26.7+0.04/ -0.05. That's a pretty loose dimension to get an accurate fit. You may need to get a bit more accurate dimension unless u are happy to have a very tight fit in order to guarantee interference.

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    You need to check up tolerances and fits, it will make sense once you get that.

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    The bushes seem to vary in ovality between 26.8 to 27 dead...

    How much would the alloy expand by heating to, say, 200c?
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    If you are going to be using a heat treatable alloy you will want to be careful with how hot you get it as you will reduce mechanical properties.

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    Yeah it's not the first option. So what would it cost to get drawn up and who could machine it?
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    I don't know about the machining cost but you would be looking at a minimum charge of 1 hour for modeling the part and a detailed drawing. Do you want any FEA done on it, ie do you have any requirement for specific load rating or design optimisation? I'm busy this week but maybe next week.

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    I'll check with my engineer re FEA and dummy everything up to confirm dimensions.
    Thanks for the help
    Anyone got any recommendations for turning drawing into art?
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    There is a lot of places that could do it but I would suggest getting a fee things all drawn up and confirm how it will all work as I can see many things that will get missed if u just model up single items like that

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    Engineer said no to alloy lower control arms so that saves me some money
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    Get a new engineer lol

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    Lol Its not that important to me. Under the ICV process, it would be a nightmare to change mid build and I'm pretty happy with the guy I've got

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    Thread dig:
    A screenshot of recent design. Lower part of the manifold is not mine, I just borrowed the 3D file to aid in designing the rest of it.

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    That is VERY similar to the path I want to go with the Riot
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    V8? Haha

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    a divider between upper and lower parts of that manifold is worth considering, perhaps a removable plate sandwiched between the two halves so it can be "adjusted" to suit flow characteristics.

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    The lower inlet is a supercharger inlet manifold so I would be guessing it is going to be running the w2a core inside and is going to straighten out the flow anyway. Also height is heavily restricted and its sitting as low as practically possible.

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    Here is my attempt at solid works, been teaching my self with their tutorials on and off for about a month now


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    Good start mate, u picked the right software so that's a start. If u got any questions just post em up and u should get some answers.

    Edit: This reminds me of some photos I have of stuff I was working on at my previous company.

    I cant take sole credit for this, i did the bulk of the modelling and analysis but many of the design ideas and concepts came from others as well.


    Not solidworks screen capture but I built the geometry from surfaces in Solidworks prior to building the analysis model.

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    I'm impressed by the range of work from pump assemblies to geotech. Is it hard to get a start in modelling stuff if you have site experience and good tech quals? I stayed clear of design initially as i wanted some more hands on time.

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    Will take years to get good, took me a few years, not full time though but had heaps of ppl showing me the tricks

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    Where's a good place to start learning Solidworks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billzilla View Post
    Where's a good place to start learning Solidworks?
    I found it pretty easy to just learn as you go, some things shit me and i never did anything all that complex.

    this might be a good start

    http://hackaday.com/2014/02/19/3d-pr...th-solidworks/

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    Ta checking it out now.

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    Solidworks is definitely the best software to learn. I have used pro engineer and my current workplace use inventor and it sucks balls. I bet they are sick of me complaining about its shortcomings.

    Solidworks had tutorials imbedded in it which were a pretty good starting point. I used to get the work experience students to start with them to get them familiar with the features and workflow. YouTube is another resource which is good if ur searching for a specific function.

    I got an email about a new solidworks package called mechanical conceptual. It looks to be based more around a direct modeling environment but still keeping traits of regular SW. There is another package at work that I have been using to model things for analysis called Spaceclaim. It's a direct modeler but has drawing capabilities. It takes some getting used to but I prefer to knock up quick models in that instead of using inventor.

    I was able to model pretty much anything I wanted by being self tought but it wasn't until I started working in a company which used it full time that I found out how little I knew. Working around others with it definitely helps and u gain and share knowledge and is the fastest way to learn.

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