3D printed roller coaster
According to Matt Schmotzer, “a systems engineers at Ford Motor Co. brings a functional, scaled-down, iconic roller coaster replicas
to life with SOLIDWORKS.
The functional roller coaster replica will be running and on display at SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas.
“I had to manually hand-splice together all of the track sections on Invertigo, which took about three weeks. On Batman the Ride, there are 86 sections of track, more than double that of Invertigo. So, I worked with my wife, a computer scientist, to combine a series a macro with an executable file that she created in Microsoft Visual Studio® to automate the track-splicing process. What used to take three weeks of manual effort on Invertigo is now just a button click on Batman the Ride. I’ve also increased the number of 3D printers that I utilize from six to 10″.
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