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Geo Necklace 01

by AK_Eric, published

Geo Necklace 01 by AK_Eric Feb 10, 2013

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Description

I wanted to try my hand at a geometric styled necklace. My lovely wife graciously modeled it for me: wouldn't fit around my neck :-P
Modeled in Maya. Had no overhang issues, all angles are 45 deg, minimal cleanup: Just the 'spiderwebby' PLA hairs.
Spray-painted it two tone: Black and red, it's reversible.

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Right on. Yes, this was more of a first-pass test: More of an art-piece than an actual wearable piece of jewelry. Next one will be thicker indeed ;)

I got this printed on my ultimaker.. but only upside down. because that way the thicker part is on the bottom. But it is very fragile.. have to make the struts twice the thickness to get a robust wearable thing.

Bizarre. Goes to show how much difference there is between printers and the need to standardize

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Instructions

Printed with "natural" PLA on Makerbot Replicator. "Medium" print setting defaults in Makerware: 1 extra shell, 10% infill, 215 deg extrusion, HBP off.
No raft was needed, but your print platform needs to be spot on for the initial layer to stick.
51 minute to print.

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yzorg on Feb 14, 2013 said:

I got this printed on my ultimaker.. but only upside down. because that way the thicker part is on the bottom. But it is very fragile.. have to make the struts twice the thickness to get a robust wearable thing.

AK_Eric on Feb 14, 2013 said:

Right on. Yes, this was more of a first-pass test: More of an art-piece than an actual wearable piece of jewelry. Next one will be thicker indeed ;)

RichRap on Feb 12, 2013 said:

Really fantastic model, great job on the design, slicing it now...

Framingr on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Why such a high temp for PLA?

AK_Eric on Feb 11, 2013 said:

That's what Makerbot recommended as a print temp for me. I've seen temps for pla all over the place. What would you suggest?

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