The Ice Cream Spoon, Part 3

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I’ve previously blogged about the ice cream spoon, but when I wrote those articles the weather was more suited for eating ice cream!  Personally, I like ice cream year-round, but some people choose warmer desserts when the winter months set in.  The first ice cream spoon blog discussed Surface Modeling techniques to create the spoon design.  The second ice cream spoon blog discussed using SOLIDWORKS Plastics to analyze the injection molding of the ice cream spoon.  In this installment, I […]

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Without Spoons, Ice Cream is just Not the Same. Design them in SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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 If you’re a frequent visitor to the 3DVision Technologies blog, I’m almost certain you’ve read a few installments of our webinar series “How to Solve it”.  Hopefully you have also taken the time and watched the webinar recordings, as well.  Also, if you frequent the blog may have read some of my earlier articles discussing the design of an ice cream spoon.  While I currently have at least two more articles to write concerning the ice cream spoon, this short […]

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The Ice Cream Spoon, Part 2

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In the previous Ice Cream Spoon blog, I wrote about Surface Modeling techniques in SOLIDWORKS.  In this installment, I’ll discuss the plastic injection molding analysis of the spoon. One of the unique design elements on the ice cream spoon is the large rib on the underside of the handle.  I have a few ideas as to why the rib is there, but I want to use SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools to verify why the rib was included.  The first tool to […]

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The Ice Cream Spoon

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The hot weather of summer is squarely upon us.  With increasing temperatures comes the desire to enjoy a tasty treat – ice cream!  Now most people would go about their business of rapidly consuming ice cream and cooling down during the dog days of summer.  Most people.  Every now and again the desire to understand the how’s and why’s of a design will (barely) outweigh the desire consume a double-scoop of icy cold deliciousness!  Such was the case during one […]

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