Replacement of a cart wheel bearing

Assignment: Reverse engineer and produce a replacement for a damaged cart wheel bearing.

Description: It was necessary to make one functional copy of a damaged plastic cart wheel base. The existing base was unrepairable and couldn’t be made in piece production under acceptable financial conditions.

The black original was coated with chalk spray and scanned. Using this scan, a CAD model was created with the damage repaired, modified for additive manufacturing, and reinforced with Kevlar fibers for shock absorption at critical points. The print time was 25 hours. Less than 36 hours passed between order placement and delivery to the satisfied customer.