Light Bulb in SolidWorks

Light Bulb

I was wondering what to make when I had a bright idea. Why don’t I make something that helps everyone see every day? Sooo, I decided to make a light bulb. The hardest thing to make was the filament because it is a helix around circle. The best way I found to create the filament was to use a sweep feature with a twist along path orientation. I also used directional and point lights in order to make the bulb look like it is on. The light bulb can also be found here at 3D content central.

Ian Jutras

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mechanical Engineering 2013

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