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Eiffel Tower (Scaled 3x) printed on Ultimaker

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Eiffel Tower (Scaled 3x) printed on Ultimaker by approx Jun 2, 2012

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This is a scaled up version of thingiverse.com/thing:22051. I had to split this in two stl files in order to print on the ultimaker. Some folks requested I upload the 2 stls for them to try out. So here it is...

- Hitesh

Original file by Pranav Panchal, downloaded from GrabCAD: grabcad.com/library/eiffel-tower

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we have same problem

Anyone can help me??i got an error in my replicatorG software also tower of pisa... "gcode sourcereplicatorg.app.gcode.MutableGCodeSource@6e375e" Please help..

Hey, would it be possible to make the part2 into 2 parts? So it turns out being 3 parts? Let me know. Thanks.

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Instructions

6/8 Edit: I have uploaded the non split version as well - EiffelTowerTALL.stl - for people that want to download the uncut version to play around with..

1. Download STL files (eiffel1.stl, eiffel2.stl)
2. Slice
3. Print (Its quite a hard print - took about 20 hours)
4. Glue Eiffel2.stl on top of Eiffel1.stl.

I sliced using Cura (https://github.com/daid/Cura/wiki). One thing to note is that the slicer did not catch the vertical parts of the railings (as shown in the image with black arrow) , so the horizontal part was sort of hanging in air (As seen in the image of print on car).. but it was just 4-5 layers, so i did not care.. Just removed those strings later.. I believe if you play around with Cura settings or other slicer settings like nozzle size, you can even get the vertical railings to print..

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Zhairuz on Aug 29, 2013 said:

Anyone can help me??i got an error in my replicatorG software also tower of pisa... "gcode sourcereplicatorg.app.gcode.MutableGCodeSource@6e375e" Please help..

hvalner on Jul 25, 2013 said:

Hey, would it be possible to make the part2 into 2 parts? So it turns out being 3 parts? Let me know. Thanks.

Edwardwx on May 7, 2013 said:

really a brillint job

marble on May 5, 2013 said:

I tried many times to get the gcode from it. It says "something went wrong during slicing". Any idea?

Zhairuz on Aug 29, 2013 said:

we have same problem

Bellumgessi on Jan 27, 2013 said:

Built perfectly on my Ultimaker! The detail on this is fantastic.

Darrellandson on Jan 14, 2013 said:

Printed on my Replicator in black ABS with 0.1mm layers. 12 hours for the bottom and 4+ for the top. Sliced using Miracle Grue. The gcode looked like the railings would be printed, but sadly, they were not. But the top came out nice.

adamsbriand on Nov 15, 2012 said:

Shockingly, this didn't print so well on my Replicator when I shrank the full model down to 4 cm /side at the base. 

approx on Nov 15, 2012 said:

haha

MINIFACTURE on Aug 11, 2012 said:

Hey this is awesome! I'm currently printing the top part but for some reason I don't get any of the outer lattices. With lots of X lattices it'd look much cooler.

Any ideas?

I used Cura for slicing with 0.2mm height.

MINIFACTURE on Aug 11, 2012 said:

Found out after my UM skipped a few layers at the beginning of the very top part(pinnacle). There was some empty layers where very very intricate columns should have been, due to "wall thickness" setting.

In order to print out smallest parts, set your wall thickness below 0.45mm, which will probably work with 0.4mm nozzle size. If it's thicker than that Cura will skip anything smaller than that.

If I'm saying what everyone already knows, please discard.. ;)

IMPRENTA3D on Jul 5, 2012 said:

Amazing, I've never thought that an Ultimaker could do this!!!

Nice job!!!

approx on Jul 6, 2012 said:

Thanks! Yea I wasn't sure either until i actually printed it :)

MacGyver on Jun 9, 2012 said:

I want to print this on my makerbot so bad but even cut in half my printer can't fit it on the print bed at a decent resolution to print well.

flouSH on Jun 9, 2012 said:

Also the whole slicing thing is a big problem, because most slicer drop the details... #need_better_slicers

approx on Jun 9, 2012 said:

i think the makerbot replicator should have the same build space as ultimaker.. but I am assuming you have a previous version of makerbot printers...

DscheyH on Jun 2, 2012 said:

Wow, looks awesome. How long did it take to print and what kind of glue do you recommend to tight the parts together?

approx on Jun 3, 2012 said:

Thanks! So it took about 20 hours to print (Base 14 hours + Top 6 hours) at .2mm layer height

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