Aquaponics Bubble Head Design – 3D Printing (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:

Using 3D printing to solve actual problems. Designing a bubble head to improve passive aeration of the fish tank for a Japan Aquaponics Micro System.
By tempusmaster
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  1. Nicely done! What cad software did you use to model the part initially?

    • I tried using several different CAD programs with mixed results. I’m sure that part of my frustration is caused by the years that I spent in CAD/CAM using and marketing Unigraphics and UniSolids. Sketchup is okay, but I’m not really comfortable with its interface and the models I’ve produced with it sometimes needed to be repaired using Netfabb.

      I finally settled on ViaCad 2D/3D as the best compromise. It has very strong solid modeling functionality, which is great for most of what I do. It has the most natural and intuitive feeling for me, but I realize that that’s very much a personal preference. I’m also constrained by budgetary limitations, like most individuals and hobbyists, and the price was within my comfort level.


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