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Another Koch Snowflake Vase

by amitnehra, published

Another Koch Snowflake Vase by amitnehra Jan 3, 2013

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Koch Fractal Vase modeled in SolidWorks using 3 sketches and a thin-wall loft.

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I've posted hollow and solid versions, in addition to the editable part file. The 'rebuilt' version is hollow, and the 'solid' is solid and for use with printers and slicers that have a 'thin wall' printing option.

Glad you are enjoying the design. I checked out your print and it looks great! Well done!

Can we see it?

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Instructions

Axon 3 no longer allows for infill to be set to 0 so I set out to design a vase that would slice natively into a thin-wall structure. Not sure what settings you would want to use in Skeinforge but it should print fine as is.

EDIT: I have uploaded solid versions which might make slicing easier for some of you. Give it a shot if you were having trouble before and let me know if there are any other formats you would find useful.

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AdinaJ on Mar 3, 2014 said:

How do I make this solid thing hollow?

amitnehra on Apr 23, 2014 said:

I've posted hollow and solid versions, in addition to the editable part file. The 'rebuilt' version is hollow, and the 'solid' is solid and for use with printers and slicers that have a 'thin wall' printing option.

gwandad on Sep 25, 2013 said:

My wife loved the design, so I had a go with my newly upgraded Mendelmax 1.5. I set layer height to .2, used 4 solids for the base using Slic3er 0.9.10b. There was an error indicating a hole or 3, but I went ahead anyhow as I have zero knowledge of code etc.It took 7 hrs 44mins. There was a hole tucked away in one of the folds, but is not readily noticeable. It's 141.05 tall which was a worry as my absolute max is 150.I had to quickly unclip the hotend cable loom as it would have hung up on the mendelmax diagonal plastic support. I used the "rebuilt" stl. We are very happy with the outcome. The walls are very, very thin, but my machine coupled with your great design have created a most attractive piece of 3d printing. Thank you very much.

amitnehra on Apr 23, 2014 said:

Glad you are enjoying the design. I checked out your print and it looks great! Well done!

loughkb on May 5, 2013 said:

Loaded the original (non-solid) via import into blender. Scaled it down to fit my little mendels build area and sliced with Cura. Printed fine from Cura. Might have printed with pronterface, but it seemed to be choking on so much data.
Was printed at .3 mm layers, Going to run it at .1mm tomorrow, will probably take most of the day, even scaled down to 8.5cm tall... But it sure is pretty.

amitnehra on Apr 23, 2014 said:

Can we see it?

ashhhhh on Apr 26, 2013 said:

Had to repair with Netfabb, seems to have sliced OK afterwards. Ill post the result in 5hrs.. ;p

cassetti on Mar 8, 2013 said:

Had issues rendering Gcode in skeinforge with the original stl (had 2 thin shells that never touched!), went back and used the solid version, but when I set solid layers to 0, and infill to 0, both top and bottom of vase are gone! All I have is the outer shell. Any advise on how to configure Skeinforge to properly render with the solid version would be GREAT

amitnehra on Mar 28, 2013 said:

I have no experience with Skeinforge, sorry! Maybe someone else will chime in...

cassetti on Mar 7, 2013 said:

Having trouble with Skeinforge and ReplicatorG - it seems to render 2 shells which aren't connected. I can't for the life of me figure out what I must do to render with only 1 shell in the skeinforge settings. Nor can I figure out how to disable a top layer only by using the solid version of the stl.... Any help would be great!

unclebob on Mar 7, 2013 said:

Still slicing. How long does it take to print ? Thanks.

amitnehra on Mar 28, 2013 said:

Took me 7 hours at .5mm layersize.

bkleber on Jan 6, 2013 said:

Using ReplicatorG I had issues. After an hour and fifteen minutes of producing gCode, it timed out and didn't save anything. I love this shape and really want to make one!

amitnehra on Jan 6, 2013 said:

I added solid versions, give them a shot.

amitnehra on Jan 6, 2013 said:

I'm going to upload a solid version and maybe you can try setting the infil or solidity to 0. I am just repeating terms I've heard, I have no real knowledge of how a thin part is achieved using those slicing methods but maybe you do.

sniper4395 on Jan 5, 2013 said:

Getting some non-manifold errors in Slic3r 0.9.7 but it seems to be printing fine. Thank you!

amitnehra on Jan 6, 2013 said:

How did it go?

amitnehra on Jan 5, 2013 said:

Good luck with the print. And thank you! This is still new to me and it's so exciting to know that others are out there enjoying my designs.

PropellerScience on Jan 3, 2013 said:

What kind of SolidWorks did you use? My SW2012 just hangs when trying to load the file.

amitnehra on Jan 5, 2013 said:

Any luck?

amitnehra on Jan 3, 2013 said:

I designed it in SW2013. You may need to let it sit for a while, the walled loft took some time to initially render on my machine also. Please let me know if there is another format in which you would like the model, I can also provide you with the dimensions and instructions so that you may reproduce the vase in SW2012.

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