I asked if i could post this image of Derek’s experimental work in CAD and if he would write something about the image/process….here it is…….
“It is my normal practice to use Solidworks CAD software to design within fairly rigid linear, non-flowing but functional lines because they are easier to make on CNC machines. (Easy equals cheaper). However, there are many tools within Solidworks that can be used to create more fluid and, dare I say it, more artistic shapes which, with the availability of direct digital manufacturing techniques, are not at all difficult to make. With Nicola here at Hethel I thought I would try making my own no-pointed part – it has no point as in purpose and it has no point as in either a beginning or end”.