This is why I like SolidWorks CAD Software & 3D-Printing!!! ( 3DP )
Wanted an unusual shaped mount, so decided to quickly draw & 3D-Print it.
When visiting job-sites in Las Vegas many require everyone to where a hard hat.
Last year I put some ice packets inside my hard hat to see if I could create a cooling effect to make it more comfortable when visiting job-sites during those hot 110 degree sunny Nevada days.
Usually I am just there to get measurements of something I need to design for the project; unfortunately, sometimes it means standing in the hot sun for hours.
The Cooling Test worked, so this year decided to make a permanent mount …
Designed a 2-part mount using SolidWorks and 3D-Printed the 2 parts …
Nice thing about 3DP is one can draw very complex shapes without having to worry about draft angles which would have to be considered if injection molded.
Just-for-fun I added a mounting area for a temperature sensor inside …
Bolted the mount to the hard-hat and everything still is located 3/4″ above my head allowing the cool air to slowly drift down over my head during hot days.
Later I will test different sealed cooling ice packets with a temperature sensor.
Just another fun 3D-Printing (3DP) Project 🙂
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