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With This (Custom Designed, 3D Printed) Ring: A Wedding Band Tutorial

by • May 4, 2016 • No Comments

Designing a plain wedding band is easy–much simpler than createing my wife’s engagement ring (which
story here
). To break the system
down for you, I wanted to highlight the tools and techniques I utilized
to turn it into my create. If this is your initially time via Onshape or actually a CAD box, I highly recommend starting off with a few beginner tutorials to familiarize by yourself
with the interface.

The approach I took in producing this ring was to sketch a cross section of the ring, and and so revolve it around a central axis to manufacture it into a ring. First you can want to turn it into the profile of your ring in a sketch. I utilized
the top plane.

Use the arc tool to turn it into rounded sections of the profile. I focutilized
on producing certain
the top section had a quite gentle curve. In most
of the men’s rings I saw, the top curve was much additional rounded which
leads to a thicker ring and I select a thing a bit flatter for comfort. Similarly on the bottom profile (the within surface of the ring) I introduced a bit of rounding for comfort; understand
the additional curvature you add, the thicker the overall ring can be. I went with 4.5mm in width which
is a excellent in between dimensions. Feel free to manufacture it thicker or thinner based on your own hand.

The distance of lowest point on the profile to the axis of rotation (the x-axis in mine) can be the radius of your ring. Use a sizing chart to determine what your value needs to be. The most thing of createing your own ring is which
you don’t have to follow standard dimensionss. Here, this ring is a 7.75 U.S.

how to create a wedding band

Once you are
finished with your ring profile, turn it into a new sketch with a line segment which
can be your axis of rotation.

wedding band tutorial step 2

You’re approximately done! Use the revolve tool to rotate the ring profile around the axis you just turn it intod to manufacture a ring.

3D printed wedding band tutorial step 3

Finally I introduced a few fillets on the within and outside edges of the ring to round things out for additional comfort. I just played around with the radius value until it looked excellent.

3D printed wedding band create tutorial step 4

You’re finished! Right click on the version tab and export as STL on high more detail so you can upload to Shapeways and order.

Our Frosted Ultra Detail is a excellent, high more detail plastic for prototyping. I utilized
it to check the fit was effortless and the ring proportions were right.

prototype of 3D printed wedding band

Wedding band prototype

The just question now is which
of our precious metals can you select? Gold and Platinum manufacture excellent wedding rings or check out all of our materials.

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