Binary Roots

by virtox, published

Binary Roots by virtox Jul 4, 2012

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A playful vase or flower pot.
Made from a four generation binary tree, with a two generation cavity.

Images show a preview render of the Ceramics look and a black ABS version printed using an Up!

I designed this for the GrabCAD/Figulo Ceramics challenge, but I missed the deadline.

Since it was intended to be shared, here it is too :-)

Wall thickness should be enough for professional ceramics printers.
So I guess it will print fine on most home printers.

To support my design efforts you can also buy the ceramics version from my Shapeways Shop here:


I use an Up! printer myself, so I just load and print it.
Up! settings that worked for me:

Z Resolution: 0.3mm
Base height: 2mm
Part Angle<: 45 Deg
Part Surface: 3 Layers
Fill: Loose
Support Dense: 3 layers
Space: 10 Lines
Area>: 5mm2
Angle<: 50 Deg

Stable support: On
Unsolid model: On
Raft: On
Speed: Fine

While it fits on the platform as oriented in the file, I chose to rotate it 45 on the z-axis before printing, just to be safe.

I used the apply-thin-ABS-sludge-to-platform method to prevent curling/warping.

I lack in-depth knowledge about other home printers, but I think it will pose no real problems.
Or just use a professional print site and have it printed for you.

If the polygon count is too high for your software, you can use free meshlab to reduce using the quadric edge collapse decimation filter.

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Printed on makeblock constructor 3d printer using cura. Raft adhesion no supports printed perfect ..1mm layer height, .8mm wall thickness 5%fill density very well designed!

Amazing! I made one as a going away present for a work colleague.

does this require any supports?

Sep 30, 2015 - Modified Sep 30, 2015
virtox - in reply to skmidk

Editted: oops was thinking about another one.
But yes support is likely needed, I used auto support on my Up.

What program was this made in? I never even heard of auto supports! I'm super new, any help with getting me into making and redoing models would be amazing!

Congrats! I thought you model was one of the best choices for a 3D Printed Christmas gift! I made a link from here: http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-20-free-3d-printed-christmas-gifts.html

I'm 45 mins into my 4th print attempt and pronterface is telling me 5:34 hr duration. I had to slow it way down, the print kept coming off the print bed. Doh!

Wich Slicer configuration is good for this?

Complimenti, e' stupendo !!!

This is by far my favorite vase.

Thank you :-)