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  1. Michael Martinez
    Michael Martinez
    April 29, 2016 at 11:23 am | | Reply

    Is there a way to account for the structural changes to a material once it is coated? Specifically, Aluminum parts that have been hard anodized. Not only does the coating “grow” the material, but it also has a negative effect on fatigue life.


  2. Radwan Mohammednoor
    Radwan Mohammednoor
    April 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm | | Reply

    That was soo helpful. Thank you very much.

    I liked the second method, cuz you can pattern the coating.

  3. Ivan
    February 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm | | Reply

    Hey guys,
    i ve been looking at this video and i would wanted to know how do u take away material instead adding it
    to solid….i have solid that has plating already on it ,what i need is same part without plating added.Its for cmm purposes.I ve already tried some things (like offset surfaces and later trim )but it takes so long and i have quite of bit parts to do.I just believe there is a easier way to do this.I also tried scaling ,but that command does not work right for me.
    thank you in advance

  4. GKN
    December 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    Good for Parts. But what about assemblies?

    1. Al
      January 2, 2013 at 8:29 am | | Reply

      Great question!! One that I will first answer with a question…I have a few scenarios rolling around my head, but why do you plate/coat entire assemblies?

      I feel that a proper response to this question warrants another tech tip, so I’ve actually produced another blog article to describe one method for plating/coating an assembly. Please check back to the CAPINC blog for the article to be published on January 16, 2013!

      Wishing you a happy and safe new year!

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