A friend/colleague (he is our hospital CIO) owns a farm/animal sanctuary and he brews beer, mead and cider (he got the farm craft brewery license a couple years back) from their farm apples and bees. The farm also happens to conveniently be at the mid point of my shorter 32mi bike route, so is our water refill point, so was out there yesterday with my niece on a ride. (they have alpacas, goats, pigs, apple orchard, blue berry fields, bees, a shiitake farm, chickens, horses, geese, etc). They also have a 15 acre animal sanctuary (the pigs below were rescues from a dorm?!)
We had talked about lasering something, and figured a 4-pack for the beer/cider (a 4-pack of mead is a lot of mead given its ABV). The bottles are 22oz.
So Into OnShape based on specs of the bottles he uses, I placed the bottom slightly raised so the maximum force would be tabbed rather than relying on glue, and placed holes under each bottle in case of leak/condensation to prevent moisture from building up. The design is totally parametric with variables pretty much driving everything.
Just clicked on all the parts for the Laser Joint in automode and it looked very nice when done. I realized I needed to split the small middle divider to make this easier to assemble. Put on the Auto Layout featurescript which flat-packs the parts, and simply exported each face as a DXF into AI.
I used the amazon bulk 1/8" baltic birch ply, as no way to feasibly make these in bulk with ProofGrade. One advantage of this ply is it is exactly 1/8" so the math works perfectly in OnShape. Cut at 100/27 and engraved at 5/335. Added the logo in AI.
I was hoping to zip over there to try it today, but he is off picking up 250,000 bees (I mean who hasn’t used that excuse) and so will try it out wednesday… (I guess I can glue it up by that point)