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Poly Disco Balls by Devin Montes October 11 2019

Devin Montes runs a YouTube channel and website called Make Anything with a belief that everybody should have access to well-designed products.

 

With the intent of building a single Polyhedra Disco Ball, Devin didn't hesitate to go big and printed around 1000 individual connecting parts called Polypanels. They come in any number of shapes, sizes, and forms, but the edge connectors are always the same so they are very compatible. Only two different models, the square and triangle panels, were used to make all these different shapes.

 

These Polyhedra panels are an example of the limitless possibilities that can be build just from a few simple building blocks. These particular panels were designed especially for holding pre-cut mirrors that were ordered online. PLA Vertigo Starlight was the perfect complement to the mirrors, giving that extra pop of contrast Devin was hoping for.

 

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Myminifactory

Printed with:
PLA Extrafill "Vertigo Starlight"

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Ragnaros Lamp Figure by 3Dmon October 04 2019

For several years the 3Dmon team has been working in the 3D printing and 3D modeling industry. They consist of passionate 3D printers and 3D modelers based in Prague. Fantasy and cosplay being their long-time hobby they created this cool Ragnaros Lamp Figure from World of Warcraft.

3D printed fan art figures are pretty fun, but if you want to step up your game, the combination of 3D printed parts and electronics like LED’s is your way to go. 3Demon created this figure, presenting unique challenges while being pretty simple and straight forward to make. For everyone who wants to make their collection just a bit more unique Ragnaros the Fire lord is a perfect pick.


You can either pick to print your own model or order a physical one.
Read more about this project on Instructables or watch a tutorial video.

Printed with:
PLA Crystal Clear
PLA Extrafill "Vertigo Galaxy"

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3D printed sole for sandals by Lucie Trejtnarová September 27 2019

Lucie Trejtnarová, a student of the Footwear design studio, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic, has developed the Organic 3D printed shoe collection.

"Designers of the new generation are starting to think differently with the developing of new materials and using waste and natural resources to reuse what already exists. This fact inspired me for my project," explains Lucie. 

The experimental collection of shoes is the outcome of the Diploma thesis called Organic mentored by Ivana Kaňovská and Eva Klabalová. Trejtnarová researched recently introduced ecologically friendly materials developed by designers of a new generation. Her work aims to assess the suitability of these materials for the processes of footwear and accessories manufacturing.
At the heart of the work, there is a revolution material Malai - also known as coconut leather, which is fully compostable. This material is used in combination with ecological-friendly material Piňatex – a natural fabric made from pineapple leaves. To support natural fabrics, the designer wanted to find suitable materials for soles. Thanks to cooperation with Fillamentum company from a previous school project, Trejtnarová discovered Flexfill 98A and Flexfill 92A.

The experimental sandal line integrates 3D printed outsoles from TPU-based Flexfill 98A, which could be recyclable.

 


The entire process of work and research is backed up by her experience from an internship in India, the production place of this material. With these materials, Trejtnarová chose to create sandals to suit the warm and wet conditions of India.


Printed by:
Ondřej Puchta, Miloš Cettl, Lucie Trejtnarová, Fillamentum Ltd.

Design:
Lucie Trejtnarová

Printed with:
Flexfill TPU 98A "Powder Beige"

Printed on: 
Ultimaker S3, TRILAB DeltiQ 

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The "Visitors" Laser gun by Nacho3D September 19 2019

Let us introduce to you Nacho3D an engineer from Spain who brought this nostalgic movie prop project to life.

Late '80s American TV show ‘Visitors’ which was very popular at the time is about humans fighting aliens and this fight was an inspiration for the print. Every good fight needs a good gun. In this case, heroes were shooting with laser guns or laser sniper rifles. 

 

The design of a weapon was ready two years ago, but due to difficulties with supports Nacho3d brought it to life just this year and it is definitely worth it! 

 

Let's dive into some more technical details. The gun was designed with Catia V5, a popular CAD 3D software. Some parts were printed on Ultimaker 2+ with Cura 4.1.0 slicer. Apart from the connector, the gun was printed in PLA Traffic Black with 0,4 nozzle and 0,2 layer height with the recommended printing speed 30mm/s and 215°C nozzle temperature. For the connector was used PLA Crystal Clear and PLA Crystal Clear Iceland Blue. In the case of a connector Nacho3D strongly recommends 212°C and the nozzle, layer height and speed the same as the rest. It took approximately 21hours to print the whole gun.

 

We were wondering why did Nacho3D pick up this project. “I wanted to try to design a weapon and this laser gun appeared in an 80's series of my childhood, ‘V’ or the ‘Visitors’. It was a USA miniseries about an alien invasion that really was very popular in my country. The laser gun and the laser sniper rifle were the weapons of the aliens, but they were also used by the heroes of the series” he explains. Would you like to put your hands on this project as well? The model is available on Thingiverse or Cults3D.

Printed with:
PLA Crystal Clear
PLA Crystal Clear "Iceland Blue"

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Thingiverse
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Saturn V by Carcasaink September 06 2019

While most of the people are printing small gifts and vases, team Carcasaink gets far away from basic 3D printing. Take a look at a really amazing work on printing Saturn V, designed by Paul Fisher.

Hello, how is your day going?:)
My day is doing great as always, printing a lot of stuff, bringing to reality awesome ideas.

What do you have here?
The Saturn V rocket with gantry is our biggest print so far, we choose this challenge because we love the history behind this masterpiece of engineering and this model is very complex and difficult to get done, thousand of parts, small details, everything is just perfect to test our machines and settings.

Who made the model for this make?
You can find the complete model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:911891 all the credits to its creator! (Mr. Paul Fischer, editor’s note)

What materials did you use? 
We used Fillamentum PLA in the whole print and a lot of crazy glue to join the pieces together.

Was it hard to finish? 
Was pretty hard to finish because not only the bunch of pieces that were printed (over 2000) but also because of the fine details and the time that took the big ones. Some pieces required almost 3 days to get done, some parts of the rocket (for example, the F1 engines) took a lot of hours of gluing and because they are small pieces, sometimes the assembling process was challenging. The rocket itself was easy to print and glue together but the gantry was pretty hard, not only because it has a lot of parts but also the precision is a must.

Why did you choose Fillamentum materials for this project?
Because of its reliability, vivid colors, easy to print and its price.

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