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Big Nippled Parametric Gyro Cube

by smorloc, published

Big Nippled Parametric Gyro Cube by smorloc Jan 9, 2013
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I tried many times to print thing:19304 (in PLA) however the outcomes were disappointing. The nipples & divots for the axes were too small, so the concentric didn't stay together. I changed the whosawhatsis' original OpenSCAD script to increase the size of both nipples & divots. If anything, they are a bit too big however this is nothing an xacto knife couldn't take care of...

The SCAD file is close, but not the exact one used to produce the STL. I once again forgot to save my updated file in OpenSCAD.


Print, then turn every other stage 90 degrees and snap them into place.

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Have tried to print twice in ABS with failures on the smallest sphere just below the nipple/divot. First at 1/2 scale, then at full. Using a XYZ DaVinci Pro and the ABS cartridge it came with.

thanks printed great with ABS on a CTC Flashforge 3 layers 0.15mm 10% infill aut 50% scale.

Hey smorloc, is this copyrighted? I would like to use and distribute it.

Do you have any recommended speed/resolution/infill settings?

Did you use Support material?

I have the K8200 and they have a video of the printer making this, but I am having major issues with slic3r and missing big sections when slicing.

any help is appreciated!

What's the best strategy for printing these big vertical circles? Do you use support material? Do you align the support stuff with the holes or is another angle easier to trim out?

Fabulous conversion of the model to PLA - cubes just snapped into place. Many thanks - now my favorite print. 22hrs, 'high' on Rep2, 130g.