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Serving Trays Completed -- Coca Cola Project

In an effort to complete some of the many projects I have started at the TechShop, I completed 8 each of the Coca Cola Serving Trays. These 260mm diameter serving trays were spun from 1mm thick 1100-0 aluminium using hard maple tooling also manufactured at the Techshop.Serving Trays -- Coca-Cola

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Three Drawer Tools Boxes -- Classic Industrial Arts Project

Richard and Daniel had been working on the Three Drawer Tool Box at the Techshop. Today I got out the old spot welder and started assembling one of the four boxes in fabrication. Lot's of problems with the welder. The TechShop spot welder was not working so we used one of the [...]

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First Prototype Completed -- Coca-Cola Serving Tray and Cups

I spun-up the first prototype set of the serving tray and cups at the Techshop in Silicon Valley. All of the images in the earlier posts have been Solidworks computer images, see earlier posts. Now that I have made the first set, I see a few adjustments that need to be made. The [...]

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Tooling for Coke Serving Tray and Cups completed at the Techshop

I completed the hard maple metal spinning mandrels and follow block for the Coca Cola Serving Tray and Cups. I will order some 1mm thick 1100-0 aluminium from McMaster-Carr tonight. I have enough scrap aluminium that I will be able to make some "tooling shots" at the Techshop.Hard Maple Spinning Tooling

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Coca Cola Serving Tray and Cups -- Aluminium Bottles

A few years ago I went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco to see the Picasso exhibition. In the museum they were serving Coca Cola products in the new aluminium bottles. The Coca-Cola aluminium bottle designed byTurner Duckworth, a design company based in San Francisco. The diet Coke bottle in particular [...]

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Tooling in fabrication for the Serving Tray and Cups -- Glue-up

I glued-up the 8/4 hard maple that I will use for the serving tray and cups. From left to right we have the glue-up for the cup breakdown mandrel, the mandrel for the tray, and the second mandrel for the cups. I am going to let these dry for at least 48 [...]

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Spun Aluminium Serving Tray and Cups -- A TechShop exclusive!

Designed specifically to compliment the aluminium Coca Cola Bottles, this serving tray and cups hand made at the TechShop will be a unique and distinctive addition to your party or event. Serving the aluminium Coca Cola products on this handmade serving set from the Techshop would be great for your next mixer.Hand Made Aluminium Serving Tray [...]

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Aluminium bottles compliment metal spinning serving tray and cups

One of my projects was going to to be a serving tray and cups to compliment the new Coco Cola aluminium bottles. The new spun tray and cups will have the same look and finish as the new aluminium Diet Coke bottles.

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Metal Mesh Matrix Flow Forming -- A different type of Metal Spinning

Mesh matrix flow forming is a process for forming rotationally symmetrical hollow parts from multilayer mesh pre-forms. The mesh matrix part is formed by localized compression resulting from the winding and radial pressure of the monofilament or multifilament line or cord. The mesh is made to flow and, in a single winding pass, assumes the [...]

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Success in Spinning R2D2 Clears the Way to Team Phoenicia's Google Lunar X Prize efforts

Now that I have develop the processes and techniques that lead to the successful spinning of the R2D2 dome, I should now be able to move forward on the fuel tanks for the Team Phoenicia's Google Lunar X Prize project.This Ø516 mm aluminium hemisphere would be used for the liquid oxygen tank.Ø516 mm Liquid Oxygen TankØ457 [...]

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