Another helpful 3D printing thanks to FreeCAD
In my opinion, 3D printing is a valuable resource for problem-solving that sometimes happens in daily life. I want to share a simple adapter that I made some time ago for an air extractor too small to be fixed in the ceiling. I designed it with FreeCAD using parametric modelling.
Surely I could have bought an adapter in any hardware store! But I had a white plastic filament and I wanted to realise a customised adapter for my bathroom.
In this case, I chose FreeCAD1 and not Blender because the first one is an open-source parametric 3D modeller. In other words, it let you change a measure or the making step by step process to build your 3D object. In that case, I drew a sketch, rotated it by 360° and then applied the holes to define the adapter. Besides, it is similar to SolidWorks, a commercial software that I studied and tested in a previous work course.
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