I was watching your new update and saw the development happening with BOPE. Awesome stuff. I have never messed with injection mold before but will be exploring it as soon as time allows. My VAWT design relies on special blade scoops (wind scoops) to work and function.
I know my shape is complex but there has to be a way that we can do it. Can we start talking about what we’d need to do to make this happen? I have machining capabilities and can make the dies for us, but I need help thinking outside of the box on this one because of my special shape. If we make the scoops out of 2 parts perhaps we could make them easily joined together and still remain aerodynamic? I 3D print them in 2 halves but joining them requires patience and special glue that would slow the assembly process down.
Let’s start with the small scoops and just see if we can get the general shape. I don’t care about details or gearing or thickness. I just want to see if we can get the basic shape to work with Injection Mole. Then we can scale up and work on refining the scoop. The current estimate I have for size needed on Residential turbines with my scoops are about 1ft tall by 2ft wide for each scoop. The small concept scoops can be any size we like to start with.
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Full Playlist if you wan to see my current progress (Reverse chronological order):