View Full Version : Modeling a "dentist Drill"

02-01-2005, 03:46 AM
Hi, and happy new year ! ;-)

i must model file and tools for dentists :
( see here : http://micro-mega.com/anglais/memploiheroshaper.html ) or
( http://www.csavargo.hu/denteast/ind...hu&aaz=32&faz=4 )

i downloaded a plugin, to make threads ( and bolts ) , but it don't work in that case, because the pitch of the "Hero Shaper" is a variable pitch....it's not
like threads or bolts...
and the conicity of my file, has variation too.. ( 3% conicity, then 5%, then 15% )

so, i search another plugin, or tips, tutorial, to make these devils drills !
in advance, thanks very much.

if there is no plugin, maybe someone know a good tutorial to make a drill .



02-01-2005, 08:47 AM
Maybe you should try the seashell tool in modeler.

02-01-2005, 12:11 PM
I wonder if that Rope Editing Tool mentioned in here in the last couple of days would work? It appeared as if it would.

02-03-2005, 12:26 AM
Try this
1) click on pen tool and create a triangle and place it to the right of the Y axis
2) click on the lathe tool and manually type in a number end angle (greater than 360) and increase the offset.
3) use the taper constrain tool and drag with the mouse to give the drill a nice taper.
4) finish modeling the rest of your object

02-06-2005, 10:23 AM
thanks for your tip ! it's great.

i will try it, but i don't know if it's a good technique, because i need to model these objects with an absolute precision...

a plug, with value to enter will be the best, but i think it don't exist !!!

thanks again !


02-06-2005, 11:33 AM
It hurts just looking at the drills :D

Novacaine NOVACAINE!!!!

Interesting silkrooster..kinda cool design :)

02-06-2005, 04:13 PM
If you need it to be accurate, you may want to think about a cad program. The problem with that is the learning curve. But there are low cost programs available.

Thanks for the compliment.