Top 5 Specifications:
1- The mechanism of the press will consist of one lever connected to a gear which will drive a geared rod.
2- The body will be designed to withstand a force of 1500N using cast iron.
3- The pressing rod will have a minimum travel of 150 mm.
4- The base of the press have to permit the pressed part to have as much room as possible to move and be oriented in different ways.
5 – The mechanism of the press have to be able to be disasembled for maintenance or change broken parts.
Top 5 Constraints:
1- As I am not available to make it of cast Iron I will 3D print it, and maybe I will consider printing it at little scale to save printing time.
2- Although generative design has a lot of possibilites, I have to keep in mind that it has to be casted in a sand mould, so not every geometry might be castable.
3- 3D printers availability, I hope some 3D printing machine is available to print my parts and I can finish the project on time.
4- 3D printers are not magical: I might be able to cast some geometry but not be able to 3D print it, so I will have to keep this in mind.
5- As the gear and the rod will also be made of 3D printing, I will have to be careful what technique I use to be able to have good teeth in both.