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Thursday, April 03, 2008

New Page about Modelling a Waterworks Clarifier

I recently added a new page about modelling a waterworks clarifier . This project was interesting to me because it was a great application for multi-body parts or weldments. The squeegee blades used in the tank are actually 16 seperate parts but through the use of multi body parts I was able to model all 16 as a single part using a single revolved cut to generate them.

At the drafting and detailing stage, all 16 blades could be detailed individually and sent out for laser cutting at the local steel service center. The big advantage of this model is the ease with which the blades could be modified in order to get proper coverage of the tank wall. Another advantage is that this model could easily be adapted to different sizes of clarifier.


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