MOTOR ROTOR - An Exercise in Helical Shapes|
ENGINEER - Ed Sweo DESIGNER - Joe Brouwer from TECH-NET
This job was done from Mr. Sweo's 2D sketches
in 2003. It
took hours working with Ed to describe this concept. It
was modeled and rendered in IRONCAD.
Below is the exploded view, this is a configuration set in IronCAD/INOVATE that does not alter the original locations. The right and left conductor groups are linked copies. This design is done in a UDE (Unified Design Environment) or the Single Model Environment, which means there were no externally referenced parts.
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Even though this project was done over 13 years ago I thought I would pull it up and create a few more images.
The image below shows is the basic helical shape of connector 7 in the history. The purple is a reference to the rotated linked image indicating that will also be affected by any changes. It was my first project with extensive use of the helix function in IronCAD. It was incredibly easy.
Image below shows both halves of the rotor. Connector 7 is highlighted in both halves.
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As I think back working with Ed, I ponder on the wonderful projects I have been involved. From Boeing with the initial design of the 747, NASA with the Manned Maneuvering Unit even on the XM1 tank at Teledyne Continental Motors! I was and still am a lucky fellow to be able to do exactly what I feel I was destine.
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