Paste Pusher Animals

by makeplace, published

Paste Pusher Animals by makeplace Feb 11, 2013

Featured Thing!


Let's Push some Paste!
Paste Pusher Animals will help save the world one tooth paste tube at the time!
Slide one of these Paste Pushers onto the end of your tooth paste tube and they will help you to push every last bit out of them!
They come in various delightful shapes..
Share them if you care!
If you don't have a 3D printer or know someone who does, order one here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/MakePlace
Video of someone printing one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYm9fgRWFuk!

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I had exactly the same issue. It slices ok with skeinforge and cura, but for some reason slic3r won't have it. Very odd.

Thanks for your positive feedback!

My kids love these, they were easy to print and actually work.

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Since these Paste Pushers are meant to be printed fast and furious and be given out as hand outs to show what useful things you can make with a 3D printer. So they are designed flat and without any supports.
On an UM we printed these in 18 minutes each in PLA at these settings:
Speed | 80mm/s
Fill | 20%
Wall | 0.4 mm
Layer | 0.2mm
(The UM has a bit to suffer from stringing unfortunately..)
Let us know if you can print them better and faster!
Let's Push some Paste!!!!

My kids love these, they were easy to print and actually work.

Thanks for your positive feedback!

Very quick and simple print. Thank you :) I uploaded a video showing your design - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OH5SG6YhYg

Excellent work!

Congrats! I thought you model was one of the best choices for a 3D Printed Christmas gift! I made a link from here: http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-20-free-3d-printed-christmas-gifts.html

Gosh.. Thanks! You made me blush.. :)

This thing is amazing! Thanks for sharing, love it.

Thanks! Have fun with it!

Thank you! It was fun to make and easy to use! Perfect fit

Liiiiike a glooooove!

There are so many talented people in the world that you is one of them!Do you have this solution, that's great! http://www.reprap.cn/

Um.. Thanks?

It is funny , but it is easy to use ?

Yessss they are indeed! Just slip um on and the paste pusher will do the rest!

Thanks for amuse children

Glad they like them!

I've been looking all over for this gadget ! THANK YOU !

Glad you found it!

Excellent design! It worked nicely in the hands of my 3.5yr old :-)

Glad it did!

When I slice this, I don't get any bottom layers to connect the eyes with the pusher. Slic3r .99 Anyone have any thoughts?

I had exactly the same issue. It slices ok with skeinforge and cura, but for some reason slic3r won't have it. Very odd.

Uhmm.. Use a different Slicer? :)

relevant reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/Reprap/comments/1ece52/trouble_with_slicing/http://www.reddit.com/r/Reprap...

The STL files posted here are not 100% valid. running them through a fixed worked.

Interesting.. Cura doesn't have an issue with them and I always run my STLs through Netfabb.. Thanks for the heads up! Hope that the Paste Pushers came out ok!

I'm seeing the same thing - the entire oval part (of the bear for example) is missing once sliced in Slic3r 0.99, which I am using since it is included with Repetier-Host Mac.

I loaded the .stl in Meshlab and no faults were found!

I am dumbfounded.. You are using the right settings for wall thickness and all that?

Could you upload the SCAD file? I'd love to see some other animals as derivatives.

Would love to! But the models are made with Solidworks..

It was worth a shot :)

Yes is was! :)

Great idea... kids love it!

Thanks! We're all kids at heart, right?!

Wow, I love it! So cute. I like the way the traditional toothpaste keys roll up the "slack" to save counter space, though, so I wonder if that could be incorporated into another monster's rolled up tongue or something somehow.

Hah! Good suggestion! We'll think about that one!

Haha, excellent! This is a good idea....

Thanks Mr DutchMogul. I am sure that you can come up with some fancy versions that are more visually appealing but they prob don't print as fast! :)