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Sphere

by ark19, published

Sphere by ark19 Mar 27, 2013

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Description

A sphere made up of 2x Hemispheres and a threaded hollow cylinder. Does not require supports.

Update 8 Aug 2013:
Added Sphere D42.stl and Sphere int H25.stl
This is a bigger version and can be printed separately.
Added ear rafts to prevent lifting.

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Hi Michael, hard to tell from the pics.
try printing:
Sphere_int_H25.stl
Sphere_D42.stl

I loaded a couple of photos under 'I Made One'

Hi Michael, this was designed to be loose fit and it should be really easy to assemble.
Could you post a photo of your print?

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Instructions

Download and print SphereAssy.stl
I printed it with 10% fill, no support.

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Deploid on Aug 8, 2013 said:

done with one half XD jezz this is massive

Deploid on Aug 8, 2013 said:

im making a 6 inch by 6 inch one right now :D

ark19 on Aug 8, 2013 said:

Wow 6 inch! Do share the result :)

Mxdbag on Aug 7, 2013 said:

Hi. Any chance of separating the parts on this? I live in a cold climate and the screw part keeps lifting :)

ark19 on Aug 8, 2013 said:

Hi Mxdbag,
try to print:
Sphere D42.stl and Sphere int H25.stl

spodeopieter on Aug 8, 2013 said:

why not just smudge the first layer

ark19 on Aug 7, 2013 said:

Hi Mxdbag,
I'll separate them and also add ear rafts.
Will have to do it when I'm back at home later tonight.

unknownsector on Aug 5, 2013 said:

this ended up being a torture test for my printer, after countless failures i was able to get a complete print. it kept skipping steps until i lowered my stepper motor current and decreased the acceleration. printed nicely.

Deploid on Aug 5, 2013 said:

because it breaks evey once and a while

Deploid on Aug 5, 2013 said:

make a version with only the screw

ark19 on Aug 8, 2013 said:

try to print:
Sphere D42.stl and Sphere int H25.stl

Andychn on Aug 2, 2013 said:

Ok... whats the secret??? So many thing/kits here on the Thingiverse yet so few get the fit this thing gets. Parts screw together PERFECT! How'd ya do it??? Why can't more be THIS good?

ark19 on Aug 2, 2013 said:

Thanks Andychn!
the secret is to try and try again until you get it right :)
That's what Rapid Prototyping is for right?
My first few prototypes did not even fit properly. For designers who want to design male/female threads, model a CAD design of the male and female thread on a small size first and print them out. If it fits, use the design on the actual final design and print it out. Saves time and material. I learnt it the hard way hehe ;)

MoonCactus on Aug 1, 2013 said:

How does it come that nobody ever though of this yet?? :D Great!

glassfin on Aug 2, 2013 said:
ark19 on Aug 1, 2013 said:

Actually designed this as a little exercise to print a sphere without supports and without the use of adhesive. Cheers! :)

XOHenno on Aug 1, 2013 said:

This is a great little design. good stuff!

ark19 on Aug 1, 2013 said:

Thanks :)

Adolph on Jul 31, 2013 said:

Cool stuff, nice

ark19 on Aug 1, 2013 said:

Thanks!

ramai on Jul 31, 2013 said:

cool!

ark19 on Aug 1, 2013 said:

Thanks ;)

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