Sunday, June 29, 2014

3-in Tack Strip Bracket TopOpt

I found a useful bracket on thingiverse for mounting things on a 3-in tack strip. Of course I thought this was a perfect opportunity for a bit of topology optimization. All of the design files and the stl (rendered above) are available on GitHub. The part is also on thingiverse.

Here's a video showing the progress of the optimization:

Rendered with a wave texture in Cycles to give the layered look it would have from an FDM machine, not quite right, but pretty close: