Twisted 6-sided Vase Basic

by MaakMijnIdee, published

Twisted 6-sided Vase Basic by MaakMijnIdee Mar 7, 2012

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This nice, easy to print vase will be a nice gift for friend or family to come along with some nice flowers!

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There doesn't seem to be settings for that in Makerware. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

is it just me or is this print playing a melody for me as it lays down the plastic insane

easy to make and look nice. Good start!

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1) Download file

2) Generate gcode

The 3D STL is a closed file. I used Skeinforge to slice my prints (third one printing now). The 3D model is quiet tall @200mm and may not fit your 3D printer. Rescale or chop the top part to fit your printer.

Here's what I did generating gcode:
- 3 bottom layers
- No fill (obviously)
- 1 extra shell (making 2 shells on wall)
- Layer height 0,3 (to save print time)
- Remove the top 3 layers by hand (after gcode was generated)

3) Choose a color.
I personally like the semi-transparent materials for these objects.

4) Print the vase. It takes 2:30 up to 3:00 hours on my standard Ultimaker with SF settings as described above. The result is a pretty strong and good-looking vase!

5) Enjoy!


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Hazard_reno on Apr 9, 2014 said:

is it just me or is this print playing a melody for me as it lays down the plastic insane

kerby2003 on Apr 5, 2014 said:

easy to make and look nice. Good start!

mieltroch on Apr 4, 2014 said:


bigcat on Apr 3, 2014 said:

Hi, I am new to printing and tried to print this on my Makerbot 2 with Makerware but it came out like a solid lump of plastic (I had to cancel the job). How do I set wall thickness in Makeware as I can't seem to find the setting even in the advanced settings. I'd be grateful if soneone could let me know the correct settings for Makerware to print this object. Many thanks

jpan on Apr 3, 2014 said:

in slic3er you set "infill", "solid infill every... layers" and "top solid infill" to 0. In Makerware you would probably want to do something similar.

Anonymous on Apr 3, 2014 said:

Project Shapeshifter creates some very cool vase-thingies, check it out: http://www.123dapp.com/sandbox...

number5 on Feb 28, 2014 said:

Hi, just made one on ultimaker2 with the settings of DscheyH posted earlier. I must admit it leaks water when filled. What would be best settings for watertightness? This one will be used with fake flowers, or as is, it is a beatiful design!

nhfoley on Apr 2, 2014 said:

Use Joris but give yourself a thicker wall: 0.6mm or 0.8mm. Probably keep the layer height, maybe raise the temp 5-10°. Possibly lower the speed, not sure what you were at before.

heytiger on Apr 2, 2014 said:

It's so thin, even setting higher skins won't really help you. I'd recommend finishing it with a clear primer or coating the inside with plastidip.

mdroman on Dec 31, 2013 said:

I've got it shrunk to 50% and it looks like my slic3r default setting for small perimeters has kicked in and slowed my print speed to 30 mm/s. Has anyone printed this faster and how did it go? I know my printer could crank it out faster but I'm willing to slow it down to get a good result.

crowdpleazer on Nov 11, 2013 said:

This is a good one. printed at 50% scale and it was my first time using spiral vase option on slic3r. Came out great!!

asmoviv on Jun 13, 2013 said:

Print it on my Prusa Mendel with phizz's settings. Print perfectly in less than 1h1/2.
Next time I'll add a verticall shell more cause the vase is not completely waterproof.

phizz on May 25, 2013 said:

Worked great for me in Slic3r with these settings:

0.3mm layers
2 vertical shells
0 top shells
3 bottom shells

0% fill density

LucasGelf on Apr 14, 2013 said:

Could I sell these vases if I gave credit to you?

MaakMijnIdee on Apr 15, 2013 said:

Hi 508parkour,
my Thingiverse models are free to use as you like. If you feel you can make any profit from it, please feel free to give it a try!

smnh58 on Feb 23, 2013 said:

Hey guy,I printed but not good enough.I don`t know if it`s because the code.How to remove the top 3 layers by hand after the gcode is generated.?

mtdna on Feb 18, 2013 said:

Hi! Your instructions say to remove the top 3 layers by hand after the gcode is generated. How do you do it?

heytiger on Apr 2, 2014 said:

You can also just cancel the print as it gets to the top.

smnh58 on Feb 23, 2013 said:

The same requestion!

DscheyH on Dec 21, 2012 said:

This is fantastic. I have printed it on my Ultimaker, sliced with Cura, Joris Setting i.e. continous printing in z-direction, 0.4mm thin wall, 0.3mm layer thickness, 225°C

MaakMijnIdee on Dec 24, 2012 said:

I'm glad you like it! The Ultimaker rules for these sorts of objects because of the build volume and speed.

Zomboe on Mar 9, 2012 said:

Those are some really excellent photos you took. I really like the effect of the light and shadows on the facets. The photo looking into the vase was a great idea!

MaakMijnIdee on Mar 10, 2012 said:

Thank you for this compliment! I really pay attention to the photo's and detail.

My 8-month old son inspired me to make the picture into the vase. He was looking into the vase for some time so I wondered what was so special about it 8-)

I'd love to see your print and a creative point of view picture of it ;-)