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Trouble with the curve

Posted by andy.wpg 
Trouble with the curve
January 22, 2018 12:32PM
I am attempting to make a bezel with HDglass. I know that it will never be optic clear, but some tests with the 10W leds I will be using shows the light transmission is perfect for what I need.

The bezel is 100mm long (x axis), 50mm high (z axis) and 0.8mm thick (y axis). What I would like to do is bend the face of it. So, the x-axis would be curved a bit around the z axis.

I understand how to use a difference to remove the back of a cube with a cylinder. What I don't know how to do is curve the face of the block so that it is a consistent thickness the whole way.

I assume it uses a function that I have not yet been able to discover yet.

Can anyone give any assistance on this?

Thanks

Andy


"I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that
we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street"

-Stephen Hawking
Re: Trouble with the curve
January 23, 2018 12:13AM
I tried to understand what exactly you are trying to build... Is it something like this?

If so, I built it as the intersection of a cube with the difference of 2 cylinders as follows:
module cylbezel(
   l, // length
   h, // height
   w, // thickness
   a  // arch rise (y-offset in center, >0)
   ){

   //compute radius from arch rise
   r=l*l/(8*a)+a/2;

   intersection(){
      translate([-l/2,0,0])cube([l,a+w,h]);
      translate([0,r,-1])difference(){
         cylinder(r=r,h=h+2);
         cylinder(r=r-w,h=h+2);
      }
   }
}

cylbezel(l=100,h=50,w=0.8,a=15,$fn=360);


Re: Trouble with the curve
January 23, 2018 05:01AM
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I tried to understand what exactly you are trying to build... Is it something like this?

If so, I built it as the intersection of a cube with the difference of 2 cylinders as follows:
module cylbezel(
   l, // length
   h, // height
   w, // thickness
   a  // arch rise (y-offset in center, >0)
   ){

   //compute radius from arch rise
   r=l*l/(8*a)+a/2;

   intersection(){
      translate([-l/2,0,0])cube([l,a+w,h]);
      translate([0,r,-1])difference(){
         cylinder(r=r,h=h+2);
         cylinder(r=r-w,h=h+2);
      }
   }
}




cylbezel(l=100,h=50,w=0.8,a=15,$fn=360);


EXACTLY! Thank you so much, and sorry about the poor description.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/2018 05:03AM by andy.wpg.

"I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that
we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street"

-Stephen Hawking
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