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August 2018 – Going electronic
A new member, Dave Higginbottom, has brought computer aided engineering, CAE, skills to the project. Dave is building up a virtual Skeoch and converting the imperial aluminium casting drawings into metric CAD drawings and .stl files. The virtual Skeoch can be viewed from any angle on screen, assisting layout and confirming measurements.
The .stl files are used to create the parts in plastic on our 3D printer, photo 3D printing Skeoch parts, to assist another member, John Stuart, decide how to manufacture the finished parts in aluminium, and to check chassis fit. Two potential suppliers of leaf springs identified, firm enquiries held off until front axle to spring mounting details can be determined.
Laser cut chassis parts back from Paterson Engineering are fitted.