Objective: Create a simple connection in Solid Works and 3D print it.

Concept Sketches

When thinking about this project, I wanted to keep my design simple. I realized that sometimes simple leads to much complexity. I created a clasp mechanism for my connection. 

Prototyping in solid works

After making my part and duplicating it, I played around with tolerances and animating how my pieces would clasp together.

Mate Animation

Video demonstrating clasp mechanism. 

Printing on the Objet30

Here are some process photos showing the metamorphosis of the print hot off the plate to the bath. 

Keyshot Renderings

Connections in Keyshot.