ProtoLabs has created a handy physical reference piece for 3D product designers. They call it the Torus, and they’re giving it away as a free promotion.
This Torus features examples of many common structures found in product and structural design: bayonets, text on ribs, gears, bump-offs, clip cams, etc. It makes for a quite useful physical reference for product designers who need to understand the best ways to support thin surface walls on their designs, along with their tolerances.
Considering most of these structural techniques apply to all different types of product designers, including jewellery designers, it’s worth considering getting this. The catch is they’re only currently delivering to Europe, but I suppose it never hurts to ask…
For a limited time, this is available as a free promotional item through ProtoLabs’ Torus promotional link.
(This referral comes courtesy TCT Magazine.)