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in this video I'm going to show you

how I created a ring to make old peanut butter caps stackable

you might think: why peanut butter caps?

well I use them for a lot of things

like batteries, nails, LEDs and resistors

but there is a tiny disadvantage of these caps

when you want to stack them they don't stick together, they kind of move

so that is why I created this ring which make them perfectly stackable

for this video I assume you already know a little bit about Fusion 360

I will not cover all the steps in detail

I will create another series "Fusion 360 for beginners" in the future for now I just want to

show you how created these rings so you can use it in your own projects

in order to make our stackable ring

I need to make two sides: a top and a bottom

these both have different heights so what I did was I created four circles

this outer circle together with this inner circle makes the top edge of our ring

and this outer circle with this inner circle make up the bottom edge of our ring

in order to make our design flexible I'm using parameters

so I'm going to: modify -> change parameters

and here I've set up three different parameters for the top

also three for the bottom

if you want to change the diameter you can change it over here

your 3D model will automatically adjust so that's very useful

I have a topOuterDiameter, topInnerDiameter and the height

and they're both specify the dimensions of the top layer

I did the same for the bottom

with a bottomOuterDiameter, bottomInnerDiameter and bottomHeight

and as you can see also used some kind of formula to calculate these inner diameters

I take the outerDiameter and subtract 5mm from this value

and in this way we can set all the measurements for our model

if I go back to my sketch in edit mode you'll see here all the FX markings

and FX is these parameters so this 92 is not really 92

but it's the topOuterDiameter

and I did the same for the topInnerDiameter

and I also did this at the bottom

the bottom I used the bottomInnerDiameter

and the bottomOuterDiameter

this way we can have defined all these dimensions

and now we can have a look at the extruding of these circles

because we want to make the top and bottom edge

so I stop my sketch and switch to 3D view

so you can see it a little bit easier

when I step one step in the future you see I've extruded my top edge

when I edit this feature you can see that the height is defined by the topHeight

so in this way this is also a dynamic value: a parameter

so if we continue another step you also see the bottom being extruded

and here we do the same thing if I edit this feature

you can see that I here I use the bottomHeight

so there is one tiny issue

and if we zoom in a little bit further you see here we make a very sharp edge

for a 3D printer you need support material or use printed supports

and that's not what I want

so what I did was I created this rounding on it

and if I go one step forward you see the "fillet" operation

and the "fillet" operation makes it smoother so now it's a little bit rounded

I also use a parameter for this but not a parameter from the settings, I use a calculation

so if I edit this feature and you look over here you see I take the topInnerDiameter

minus the bottomInnerDiameter and I divide it by two and it's exactly

the amount we need to make a perfect round edge on this part

so our design is finished and we can now send it to the 3d printer via Cura

I'm now going to show you how I did this

so in order to send this to the 3D printer I'm going to: tools -> make -> 3D print

then I have to select my object and press OK

now it will be translated into Cura which you can download from the link below

so it's 90 degrees off so I'm going to rotate it to make it perfectly flat

and now you can see that I'm going to enlarge it a little bit

because I made some draft prints and it showed that it was 1mm off

so I make it a 101% so it's a little bit enlarged

so the measurements I've made are printed accurate

I'm using a draft quality of 0.2mm and that's enough for this ring

so my printer is very busy with printing this whole ring

I'm using black PLA and printing at a heat of 200 deg.

and a heatbed that is 60 degrees

so if everything runs smooth were done in 24 min

and then we'll see how the ring looks like on the actual cap

so this is the finished ring

I've glued it with a small piece of glue you don't need to glue the whole ring

as a result you have a perfect stackable cap, as you can see over here

now you just need to repeat this process for all the caps you have

and that concludes this tutorial

in the description of this video you find the link to the STL files and the Fusion 360 file

so you can edit it on your own

keep in mind that I've used these parameters

so you can adjust them for the measurements of your own caps

I see you in the next video!

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