Scissors 3D Model uploaded to 3D Content Central

Scissors 3D Model uploaded to 3D Content Central

3D Content Central is a website with a database of thousands of 3D Models on every subject under the sun, and I have uploaded my 3D Model of these scissors.

Design Engineers are often looking for a part to use in an assembly and don’t have the time to model it. They go straight to the 3D Content Central and search for a model of the part they want and download it for free. How good is that? Usually the models do not need full manufacturing details so long as they are dimensionally correct.

So if you, as a supplier, want to sell more of your products it makes sense to have them available on this website so designers can find them with little effort. Please contact me if you need your products modelled in 3D and I will be happy to help.

This pair of scissors is now uploaded to 3D Content Central for all to see.

Pair of scissors modelled in 3D by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD
Pair of scissors modelled in 3D by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD

SolidWorks Modelling in 3D, not the normal Mechanical Engineering models.

SolidWorks modelling a Pair of Scissors by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD

If I were to spend all my time designing complex small scale electro-mechanical assemblies, I would be a very boring designer indeed. So I am starting a series of modelling familiar everyday objects using my trusty SolidWorks 3D modelling software.

The first model is of a pair of scissors. Not just any old pair of scissors but my favourite pair that I bought in San Francisco. I try to keep these for cutting non metallic materials and consequently they are in very good shape.

The major challenge was to faithfully represent the various sections, especially the shape of the handle between the finger holes and the blade. It is not circular and not planar – it also has a slight curve. I used a lofted feature which is OK but could do with a little improvement. It is extremely difficult to actually measure some of these shapes, so they end up as approximations. I modelled the finger holes as ellipses but I can see they are not quite ellipses in real life. Does it matter? Not  for the purposes of this exercise. I wonder what the German designer had in mind, for they come from Solingen.

SolidWorks 3D model of a pair of scissors by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD
SolidWorks 3D model of a pair of scissors by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD