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Student Design Contest

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    Hi there, I'm Thomas Lupson-Darnell, and I'm currently going into my second year doing Product Design Engineering (BEng) at Loughborough University. As part of my first year studies, we worked with NX 8.5, and as my final coursework for the module, i chose to model a Leica M7 film camera, with accompanying accessories.

    I chose these two lenses, the 50mm F/0.95 Noctilux-M and 28mm F/2.2 Elmarit-M to model along with the camera body, demonstrating the range of glass avaliable to use on the Leica M-mount platform.

    The two were modelled using manufacturer specifications to get initial size, then using reference images to scale dimensions off of pixel measurements.

    I also used Leica's diagrams of the element layouts inside each lens to reproduce their full internal layout. This allowed the internal refraction and reflection of light to be seen in rendered images, adding a layer of depth greater than just the front element, and increasing the realism of the image.

     

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    Leica 28mm Elmarit-M & 50mm Noctilux-M Lenses

    Experimenter

     

     

     

    Hi there, I'm Thomas Lupson-Darnell, and I'm currently going into my second year doing Product Design Engineering (BEng) at Loughborough University. As part of my first year studies, we worked with NX 8.5, and as my final coursework for the module, i chose to model a Leica M7 film camera, with accompanying accessories.

    I chose these two lenses, the 50mm F/0.95 Noctilux-M and 28mm F/2.2 Elmarit-M to model along with the camera body, demonstrating the range of glass avaliable to use on the Leica M-mount platform.

    The two were modelled using manufacturer specifications to get initial size, then using reference images to scale dimensions off of pixel measurements.

    I also used Leica's diagrams of the element layouts inside each lens to reproduce their full internal layout. This allowed the internal refraction and reflection of light to be seen in rendered images, adding a layer of depth greater than just the front element, and increasing the realism of the image.

     

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  • Hi, my name is Vedanti and I am studying at Loughborough University in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. This vintage camera was inspired by various models that exist on the market and was created using NX 8.5. I combined different features from these models to create my own design and that's why the model's name is comprised of my initials. 

     

    It was first designed on paper using exact measurements. This made it easier to create on the software. I used tools such as the pattern feature as well as extrusions and revolutions. 

     

    The pictures under the camera as well as the table were also created using NX. I wanted to stick to the theme of vintage when creating this image hence my use of the colors and textures of the materials. This render focuses on the intricacy of the lens. The lens was designed to be made with two different materials: metal and plastic and is a 50mm lens which allows for sharper and more focussed images.

    Vintage Camera-July Winner

    Theorist

    Hi, my name is Vedanti and I am studying at Loughborough University in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. This vintage camera was inspired by various models that exist on the market and was created using NX 8.5. I combined different features from these models to create my own design and that's why the model's name is comprised of my initials. 

     

    It was first designed on paper using exact measurements. This made it easier to create on the software. I used tools such as the pattern feature as well as extrusions and revolutions. 

     

    The pictures under the camera as well as the table were also created using NX. I wanted to stick to the theme of vintage when creating this image hence my use of the colors and textures of the materials. This render focuses on the intricacy of the lens. The lens was designed to be made with two different materials: metal and plastic and is a 50mm lens which allows for sharper and more focussed images.

  • I`m studying in Technical University of Sofia. This is my course project. Made in NX9 

    Water Bottle

    Enthusiast

    I`m studying in Technical University of Sofia. This is my course project. Made in NX9 

  • My name is Callum Bradley, and I currently study MEng Mechanical Engineering at the Ulster Univeristy in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. 

     

    For a design project, that allowed me to incorporate motion and animation, I used my personal foot scooter, where I reverse-engineered its design, and incorporated my own ideas to generate the finished article as shown. I used many Solid Edge features to include protrusion, sweep, loft, sheet metal and surfacing to include sweep, blue surf tool and stitching to create parts, such as the foot brake. The swept feature in surface modelling was also utilised for creating the torsion spring for the foot brake. 

     

    With the scooter assembly complete, where the handle bars can be raised and lowered, along with the scooter being capable of folding up, KeyShot Render was used to create the life-like image as seen attached. Appropriate materials, such as aluminium, stainless steel and various plastics were applied to each parts with the environment and background adjusted accordingly. 

    This image shows the scooter when in a folded state, for being transported.

     

    Regards

     

    Callum

    Callum

    Retractable Foot Scooter

    Dreamer

    My name is Callum Bradley, and I currently study MEng Mechanical Engineering at the Ulster Univeristy in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. 

     

    For a design project, that allowed me to incorporate motion and animation, I used my personal foot scooter, where I reverse-engineered its design, and incorporated my own ideas to generate the finished article as shown. I used many Solid Edge features to include protrusion, sweep, loft, sheet metal and surfacing to include sweep, blue surf tool and stitching to create parts, such as the foot brake. The swept feature in surface modelling was also utilised for creating the torsion spring for the foot brake. 

     

    With the scooter assembly complete, where the handle bars can be raised and lowered, along with the scooter being capable of folding up, KeyShot Render was used to create the life-like image as seen attached. Appropriate materials, such as aluminium, stainless steel and various plastics were applied to each parts with the environment and background adjusted accordingly. 

    This image shows the scooter when in a folded state, for being transported.

     

    Regards

     

    Callum

    Callum

  • My name is Callum Bradley, and I currently study MEng Mechanical Engineering at the Ulster Univeristy in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. 

     

    For a design project, that allowed me to incorporate motion and animation, I used my personal foot scooter, where I reverse-engineered its design, and incorporated my own ideas to generate the finished article as shown. I used many Solid Edge features to include protrusion, sweep, loft, sheet metal and surfacing to include sweep, blue surf tool and stitching to create parts, such as the foot brake. The swept feature in surface modelling was also utilised for creating the torsion spring for the foot brake. 

     

    With the scooter assembly complete, where the handle bars can be raised and lowered, along with the scooter being capable of folding up, KeyShot Render was used to create the life-like image as seen attached. Appropriate materials, such as aluminium, stainless steel and various plastics were applied to each part with the environment and background adjusted accordingly. 

     

    Regards

     

    Callum

    Retractable Foot Scooter

    Dreamer

    My name is Callum Bradley, and I currently study MEng Mechanical Engineering at the Ulster Univeristy in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. 

     

    For a design project, that allowed me to incorporate motion and animation, I used my personal foot scooter, where I reverse-engineered its design, and incorporated my own ideas to generate the finished article as shown. I used many Solid Edge features to include protrusion, sweep, loft, sheet metal and surfacing to include sweep, blue surf tool and stitching to create parts, such as the foot brake. The swept feature in surface modelling was also utilised for creating the torsion spring for the foot brake. 

     

    With the scooter assembly complete, where the handle bars can be raised and lowered, along with the scooter being capable of folding up, KeyShot Render was used to create the life-like image as seen attached. Appropriate materials, such as aluminium, stainless steel and various plastics were applied to each part with the environment and background adjusted accordingly. 

     

    Regards

     

    Callum

  • My first assembly in NX - alarm clock. In this render I tried to fit it into the interior of the room.
    I am a second year student of the Belgorod State Technological University, and I was very interested to learn the basic skills in the software NX and Teamcenter

    Alarm clock

    Dreamer

    My first assembly in NX - alarm clock. In this render I tried to fit it into the interior of the room.
    I am a second year student of the Belgorod State Technological University, and I was very interested to learn the basic skills in the software NX and Teamcenter

  • A gear pump uses the meshing of gears to pump fluid by displacement.They are one of the most common types of pumps  for hydraulic fluid power applications.

    Gear pumps are also widely used in chemical installations to pump high viscosity fluids. There are two main variations; external gear pumps which use two external spur gears, and internal gear pumps which use an external and an internal spur gears (internal spur gear teeth face inwards, see below). Gear pumps are positive displacement (or fixed displacement), meaning they pump a constant amount of fluid for each revolution. Some gear pumps are designed to function as either a motor or a pump.

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    Generally used in:

    • Petrochemicals: Pure or filled bitumen, pitch, diesel oil, crude oil, lube oil etc.
    • Chemicals: Sodium silicate, acids, plastics, mixed chemicals, isocyanates etc.
    • Paint and ink.
    • Resins and adhesives.
    • Pulp and paper: acid, soap, lye, black liquor, kaolin, lime, latex, sludge etc.
    • Food: Chocolate, cacao butter, fillers, sugar, vegetable fats and oils, molasses, animal food etc.

     

    Gear pump

    Visionary

    A gear pump uses the meshing of gears to pump fluid by displacement.They are one of the most common types of pumps  for hydraulic fluid power applications.

    Gear pumps are also widely used in chemical installations to pump high viscosity fluids. There are two main variations; external gear pumps which use two external spur gears, and internal gear pumps which use an external and an internal spur gears (internal spur gear teeth face inwards, see below). Gear pumps are positive displacement (or fixed displacement), meaning they pump a constant amount of fluid for each revolution. Some gear pumps are designed to function as either a motor or a pump.

     Gear pump 1.jpgGear pump (section)Gear pump.jpgGear pump

    Generally used in:

    • Petrochemicals: Pure or filled bitumen, pitch, diesel oil, crude oil, lube oil etc.
    • Chemicals: Sodium silicate, acids, plastics, mixed chemicals, isocyanates etc.
    • Paint and ink.
    • Resins and adhesives.
    • Pulp and paper: acid, soap, lye, black liquor, kaolin, lime, latex, sludge etc.
    • Food: Chocolate, cacao butter, fillers, sugar, vegetable fats and oils, molasses, animal food etc.

     

  • A great entry (should be submitted as individual entry) includes:

    • Description
    • Picture
    • School
    • Software version

     

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    [Sample Entry] Helmet Assembly

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    A great entry (should be submitted as individual entry) includes:

    • Description
    • Picture
    • School
    • Software version

     

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  • The model of a soccer ball. The assembly formed element by element, each element of a separate body of the ball. There is a flashing ball.ball.jpgsoccer ball.jpg

    Soccer ball

    Visionary

    The model of a soccer ball. The assembly formed element by element, each element of a separate body of the ball. There is a flashing ball.ball.jpgsoccer ball.jpg

  • This machine is designed for packing of loose materials in plastic bags, products such as chips, nuts. In the present design the screw loader, on which the raw material enters the filling hopper. 3 motor is driven as a part of the packaging machines and dispensing.Packaging Machine.jpg

    Packaging Machine

    Visionary

    This machine is designed for packing of loose materials in plastic bags, products such as chips, nuts. In the present design the screw loader, on which the raw material enters the filling hopper. 3 motor is driven as a part of the packaging machines and dispensing.Packaging Machine.jpg

  • Hi, my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Huntsville in Alabama and below is the interior to my pink Wrangler inspired Barbie Jeep. You can see the details in the gears, console, steering wheel, and seats.

    Childhood Barbie Jeep (Interior)

    Enthusiast

    Hi, my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Huntsville in Alabama and below is the interior to my pink Wrangler inspired Barbie Jeep. You can see the details in the gears, console, steering wheel, and seats.

  • Hi my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Alabama in Hunstville. My project is a pink 2001 Wrangler inspired Jeep that I designed for my MAE class project.

    Re-upload: RC Barbie Jeep

    Enthusiast

    Hi my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Alabama in Hunstville. My project is a pink 2001 Wrangler inspired Jeep that I designed for my MAE class project.

  • Hi, My name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville. My project was a childhood remote controlled Barbie Jeep. It is really pink, and closely based off of the 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

    Re-entry: Remote Controlled Barbie Jeep (ChildhoodToy)

    Enthusiast

    Hi, My name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville. My project was a childhood remote controlled Barbie Jeep. It is really pink, and closely based off of the 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

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    Hi, my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Huntsville in Alabama. My design displays a pink Wrangler inspired Barbie Jeep.

    Barbie RC Jeep: Childhood Toy

    Enthusiast

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    Hi, my name is Gala Crawford. I attend the University of Huntsville in Alabama. My design displays a pink Wrangler inspired Barbie Jeep.

  • Watson_FishingReel_Keyshot_9 resized.jpg

    A type of fishing reel known as a baitcasting reel has a handle with several gears linked together to turn the main spool. The system of gears also turns a bar at the top of the reel known as the "worm gear" which allows the pin at the top of the black line guide to move along the bar and keep the line from building up at one point on the spool. 

    Baitcasting Fishing Reel

    Dreamer

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    A type of fishing reel known as a baitcasting reel has a handle with several gears linked together to turn the main spool. The system of gears also turns a bar at the top of the reel known as the "worm gear" which allows the pin at the top of the black line guide to move along the bar and keep the line from building up at one point on the spool. 

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    A 3D model of a fixed-gear bicycle, rendered using keyshot. Designed at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Bicycle

    Dreamer

    Bicycle.jpg

    A 3D model of a fixed-gear bicycle, rendered using keyshot. Designed at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

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    My name is Amie Spitzig. I am attending UAH, a four year university.

    Satellite Dish

    Dreamer

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    My name is Amie Spitzig. I am attending UAH, a four year university.

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    My name is Amie Spitzig. I am attending UAH, a 4 year university

    Dish

    Dreamer

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    My name is Amie Spitzig. I am attending UAH, a 4 year university

  • I created this little time clock using Solid Edge, enjoy!

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    Antique Clock

    Dreamer

    I created this little time clock using Solid Edge, enjoy!

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  • The development of a redesigned variable turbine turbo charger. This turbo charger would most likely be seen on an automobile but similar turbos are also found on boats and airplanes. I chose a variable turbine turbo because it does include more parts and design aspects than other models. This type of turbo includes moving veins that alter the airflow around the turbine to create a more even and efficient exhaust flow into the turbo. I also included a wastegate, this controls boost pressure by releasing excess exhaust gas bypassing the turbine to reduce over-heating and compression. 

               Some of my favorite parts to construct were the compressor and exhaust housings and the compressor turbine. I also thoroughly enjoyed designing the variable vein feature. The snail-shaped housings were drafted using two circles of different diameter on planes with slight difference in angles. These circles were swept together as they were normal to a larger circle connecting the two. These were hollowed using the same technique with a sweep cutout. Extrusions and ribs construct necessary detail.The compressor turbine included slight complication, but allowed a learning experience. Starting with a circular disk with a cylindrical protrusion in its center, I sketched a thin closed curve on the disk from the center. I then sketched a curve in the opposite direction on the plane normal to the disk, starting in the bottom, center of the cylinder. I was able to perform a parallel sweep that created the first blade. That blade was patterned, and a revolve cutout achieved the desired shape.

    TurboRender7(Grade This One).jpg

               My name is Jake McClellan, I attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

    GT Turbo Unloaded

    Dreamer

    The development of a redesigned variable turbine turbo charger. This turbo charger would most likely be seen on an automobile but similar turbos are also found on boats and airplanes. I chose a variable turbine turbo because it does include more parts and design aspects than other models. This type of turbo includes moving veins that alter the airflow around the turbine to create a more even and efficient exhaust flow into the turbo. I also included a wastegate, this controls boost pressure by releasing excess exhaust gas bypassing the turbine to reduce over-heating and compression. 

               Some of my favorite parts to construct were the compressor and exhaust housings and the compressor turbine. I also thoroughly enjoyed designing the variable vein feature. The snail-shaped housings were drafted using two circles of different diameter on planes with slight difference in angles. These circles were swept together as they were normal to a larger circle connecting the two. These were hollowed using the same technique with a sweep cutout. Extrusions and ribs construct necessary detail.The compressor turbine included slight complication, but allowed a learning experience. Starting with a circular disk with a cylindrical protrusion in its center, I sketched a thin closed curve on the disk from the center. I then sketched a curve in the opposite direction on the plane normal to the disk, starting in the bottom, center of the cylinder. I was able to perform a parallel sweep that created the first blade. That blade was patterned, and a revolve cutout achieved the desired shape.

    TurboRender7(Grade This One).jpg

               My name is Jake McClellan, I attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville.