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This is for printing a model of the next generation of Reef Balls that includes 3-D printed components using D-Shape tecnology material. This is actually a hybrid that passes all Reef Ball stability and quality control standards including proper weight distribution and biological features. A standard Reef Ball is cast in RBF concrete with the pre-printed footer insert, then a second statue is added after casting that locks into the footer. The top simulated corals (found on Thingiverse) called dendrites...are placed in the top of the wet concrete when the Reef Ball is molded. Bottom bumps will come from the next generation of Reef Ball molds or molds can be retrofitted with fiberglass upgrades. Reef Balls are copyright for use in the ocean but you may freely print and use this for personal use, as models, for wave tank testing (proper anchoring required as ABS printed models do not have the same weight as concrete), or even for your aquarium. For more information, go to www.reefball.org
I believe this file to be printable (even without a base). Scale to your printer. Feedback appreciated. Designed for a 3-D printer.
Next Gen Reef Ball by reefball is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure reefball would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!