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SPIRAL vase by be3D_printers Sep 29, 2014

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SPIRAL vases are optimized for fast 3D printing, they can be printed in 3:30 h (20 cm tall). Wall thickness is 0,7 mm and so it is best printed with 0,35 mm nozzle or 0,35 extrusion diameter.

Designed by Martin Žampach for be3D (http://martin.zampach.com/)
printed on DeeRed printer. Martin is author of previous WAVE vases too: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:390713

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3 days ago - Modified 3 days ago

It appears that the only way to make 15.x version of Cura to slice it without a lot of retractions and unnecessary infills is to artificially inflate the shell thickness to slightly above the nozzle size. The following settings produce a good slicer output for the smaller version (150mm height):

Layer Height: 0.3
Shell Thickness: 0.48 (the nozzle is actually 0.4)
Bottom/Top Thickness: 0.6
Fill Density: 0%

How was these modeled? I'm looking into making something like this myself. I was just wondering if they were scripted, or modeled manually. If they were made manually, which program did you use for the design? If scripted, could you maybe share some code?
Thanks :)

Dec 23, 2015 - Modified Dec 23, 2015

Cant print these... With spiralize on, the quality is SO BAD it hurts.... Without spiralise i get so much strings even with retraction on :|

Using a BQ Prusa i3 Hephestos with a 0.4 nozzle btw

great design.
i have 0.4 nozzle and when i slice it with cura it tries to fill the gap with dots and it ruins the print.
should i scale the model or do you have a 0.4 nozzle stl?

I printed one right now, very beautiful, BUT the water is coming out on the buttom.
What can I do to prevent this next time I print it?

Best regards

Put a few drop of superglue onto the end of the tube then shake it and wait for a while.

if anyone wants this printed contact me at [email protected]
please no spam..

Oct 17, 2015 - Modified Oct 17, 2015

if anyone wants one of these printed contact me at [email protected]
please no spam

Im going to do that on my M3D with 50 microns resolution (12h print). Lets see what happens

how'd this work for you and hows the quality? I have a M3D also. Thanks!

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This must be my absolute favorite of all things I've tried on thingiverse. The design is pure brilliant and comes out really good! I could scale it down by 0.6 and still slice it with Simplify3D. Thanks!

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I tried to slice one of these with slic3r using pretty much the default settings and after two an a half a hours it was still generating perimeters with no change in the progress bar.
How long does it take to slice this?

Just couple of minutes. be sure you set the extrusion thicknes to 0,35mm - it should work then.

Oct 10, 2015 - Modified Oct 10, 2015
Koke - in reply to be3D_printers

I had some weird settings. Indeed it takes a couple of minutes.

Dec 30, 2014 - Modified Dec 30, 2014

Cura seems to generate much more efficient g code for printing these shapes than Slic3r does.

For either slicer, I've had to print directly from my PC (SD should work too) - something about these models cause issues with OctoPrint, resulting in 100% CPU use (on a Raspberry Pi) and a stalled print.

I've only tried printing in ABS so far and am getting beautiful results from my not-very-calibrated Printrbot Simple (0.4mm nozzle).

0.3mm layer height
(I think these are all defaults below)
0.8mm shell thickness
0.6mm top/bottom thickness
15% infill overlap

I'm printing reasonably slowly - 45mm/s. Filament is 235 for first layer and 220 for additional layers. Bed at 100.

jbs - in reply to s_mohr

Me too, I don't even know what it means to slice a 3D design.

Jan 24, 2015 - Modified Jan 24, 2015
googlematt - in reply to jbs

Slicing is where you take a 3D model and generate layering instructions for the printer. The software "slices" the 3D model into layers.

It can take a long time with more complex models.

I'm fairly certain they mean 3 hrs 30 minutes.

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Hey I have a .3 and .4 nozzle but not .35 what wall thickness should I use, and which nozzle

you have to use "spiralize" option in your slicer to get these fast print speeds on any printer.

Cool! What printer and settings did you use to print it in 3:30min? My printrbot says it wil take 5 hours... (whit "fast" settings)

Same with me. ????

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Wow these are beautiful, could you tell me where you get your filament?

@MichaeID33 He bought it on the Makerbot webste her: http://store.makerbot.com/filament

Wow, these are gorgeous.