With summer upon us, it is time for my favorite pastime (other than using SOLIDWORKS): KAYAKING! And this year I have a brand new boat to play with! Recently, I approached CAPINC with the idea to design and 3D print a skin-on-frame kayak, and much to my surprise, they enthusiastically said “Yes”. Traditional skin-on-frame kayaks are a labor of love. With intricate geometry restrictions, they often require multiple attempts to get the fitting just right.
My theory was that with SOLIDWORKS solutions, designing and testing a skin-on-frame kayak would take far less effort than traditional methods, allowing us to ultimately 3D print and build a full size kayak with relative ease, to test on open waters.
Over the next four weeks we are going to release four videos taking you through the entire process, from idea to final production and launch of the CAPINC kayak.