Hello all. So I’m hoping to find some advice or guidance with my current project. I’m building a hexapod that’s gone through many iterations, and I’m working on the final one. Previously, the chassis has been made of plastic and vynil, this time I’m cutting the body out of 1/8" aluminum (unless this seems thin).
Attached is an image of the main body. You can see the 6 points where servos will be attached. My question is this: how do i know where I can remove material without weakening the body. I’m just a hobbyist, and don’t have any engineering training, so just trying to stick to what looks right. I have Autodesk Inventor if that helps, but I’m a beginner with it. I intend to use 6061 Aluminum as my material. Any info or direction would be immensely appreciated. Thanks!