CADD Crankbait

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Here is something that I have been working on at school for the past month now. It is a crankbait that I designed in Autodesk Inventor. I got to print it out in the schools 3-D printer. I made the lure to be in separate pieces so i can add ballast weight or rattles. I also made the lure in multiple pieces because the program would not let me make in one piece... computer programs sure can be a PITA :angry:

The lure is a little over 5 inches and i made it more as a prototype to see if i could even do it :lol:

Vodkaman helped me out on the making of the lure, that guy is a genius!

Thanks for looking

Jacob


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Spoopa that is freakin awesome! Very very neat! Was that done with a CNC machine? Just out of curiosity, how long did it take to make that (just machine time)?

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Jacob.

Fantastic job. You are leading the way at the forefront of technology.

Probably not practical for lure making directly, but for creating masters for molding or in my case, duplicating, this technology is perfect.

Dave

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Yeah, I cannot figure out if the parts of the body have been made on a CNC machine, or you have just used an X-acto knife to make them :blink:

Anyway, that's quite a work (maybe more of a PITA in making them, than in designing the parts on a computer).

Now that you have the hang for it, you could make many other models. Great work.

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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the kind words, much appreciated :)

The lure is made out of a ABS plastic that is printed layer by layer. The way that the printer works is that there is a clip of plastic and it is melted inside the chamber that lays down each line of plastic. Each line of plastic is about 1mm thick.

The total time it took for the printer to print the lure was 4 hours. Like Dave said this wouldnt be a very good way to make lures for mass production but for molds it would be great!

Thanks, Jacob

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So was the 4hrs the "best" setting or "fast draft" ;)

Cool stuff! That gizmo doesn't sound cheap.

haha i dont know if there is a fast setting on that machine. I dont think it was expensive enough for that :lol:

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can u dump microballoons in it :D

Hmmm... so how much do you think it would cost you per bait (assuming the plastic was suitable) to do? heck, you don't even have to paint it!

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can u dump microballoons in it :D

Hmmm... so how much do you think it would cost you per bait (assuming the plastic was suitable) to do? heck, you don't even have to paint it!

When you made the lure on CADD you could make air pockets and fill them with foam.

Well cost of this lure to print was around 20 dollars due to the large size but a normal size crankbait.... around 2 inches long would be about 5 or more dollars.

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