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Subdivision Bracelet

by nervoussystem, published

Subdivision Bracelet by nervoussystem Mar 15, 2011

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Description

We've decided to discontinue several bracelets from our Cell Cycle collection to make way for new designs. This is one of those designs. I've uploaded it in three sizes:

small - inner diameter: 2.3in, inner circumference: 7.2in
medium - inner diameter: 2.5in, inner circumference: 7.85in
large - inner diameter: 2.7in, inner circumference: 8.5in

Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure.

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how long did it take you to print in the Replicator 2x?

Nicely printed on the Davinci 3D on normal settings, no raft, no supports. However turned to plastic mush when printed a second using the finest settings.

Hello!

I changed the orientation as you see in my picture. I used the standard settings for medium resolution. No raft, no supports, bare building Plexiglas platform.
When printing the bottom and top parts, use a flat metal object and hold it where needed to support the filament when the extruder passes. Not too much trouble as it requires your attention only at the beginnig and end of the process.
Have fun!

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3d-print it. Then wear it.

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Bholmstock on Apr 10, 2014 said:

Nicely printed on the Davinci 3D on normal settings, no raft, no supports. However turned to plastic mush when printed a second using the finest settings.

Matterthings on Apr 4, 2014 said:

Hello!

I changed the orientation as you see in my picture. I used the standard settings for medium resolution. No raft, no supports, bare building Plexiglas platform.
When printing the bottom and top parts, use a flat metal object and hold it where needed to support the filament when the extruder passes. Not too much trouble as it requires your attention only at the beginnig and end of the process.
Have fun!

sleepybrett on Mar 20, 2014 said:

It's churning away on a MakerBot Rep5 right now, I wanted to push MakerWare a bit, I went ahead and specified that it should build it with supports. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

BlaiddDrwg on Feb 8, 2014 said:

I think I'm going to try this on my Prusa i3, what layer height/supports do you recommend? Thanks!

pieroland on Aug 23, 2013 said:

Made today with MakerBot Replicator 2x. Worked like a charm, now I just need to polish the supports off.

edgrrr on Apr 15, 2014 said:

how long did it take you to print in the Replicator 2x?

arroy on Sep 5, 2013 said:

btw, could you shrare what you printed?

arroy on Sep 5, 2013 said:

Charm? sound good!

peterparnes on Jul 27, 2013 said:

I love your designs. Can I read more about how you did them somewhere?

DSuds on Sep 10, 2013 said:

nervous with dashes between all the letters .com is their website.

jasonjwarren on Mar 24, 2013 said:

RARA, I'm trying it today on R2

RARA on Mar 26, 2013 said:

i tried with support material and it worked ok, was a complete nightmare getting it all off though, took ages.

RARA on Mar 20, 2013 said:

Has anyone made one of these with a makerbot? Have been attempting with my rep2 with no luck...

fromar on Sep 14, 2011 said:

Awesome! My wife came home with one of these last year at the ICE Winter Fair in Atlanta. She bought it from someone - hope it was you! Thanks for posting it!

TeamTeamUSA on Apr 13, 2011 said:

Excellent! My wife loved it as her fourteenth wedding anniversary gift. :-D

The traditional gift is ivory, and since I'm not a big game poacher nor want to support those that are, this bracelet is an excellent alternative!

Thanks for sharing! :)

I printed it in ABS. It seems strong enough for occasional wear, but is there a way to strengthen it further; a coating or po
st-process‽

Anonymous on May 14, 2011 said:

Could you maybe make it in a thinner one too for guys to wear. also, If some sort of color could be fit inside it that would be AWESOME

Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 said:

Looks great. What machine did you make it on?

We normally make them with SLS nylon, so I don't know about its strength in ABS. In the nylon they are plenty strong. ABS is supposed to be more durable, but I don't know how print quality might play into that.

zgbot on Mar 17, 2011 said:

tried printing this one and it turned out to be a mess, needs support but it got all tangled in with the print. these are really fantastic objects to print thanks again.

Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 said:

I've been in love with your bracelets since I first saw them.. Thank you so much for making them available!

Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 said:

That's a beautiful print!

dietz1 on Mar 16, 2011 said:

Nice designs! Thank you! O:-)

zgbot on Mar 15, 2011 said:

thanks for uploading your designs here

feilen on Mar 15, 2011 said:

Someone with a TOM+Mk6 needs to attempt this :D

Phatjax on Mar 28, 2011 said:

This is gonna be the first thing I print on my ToM when I finish getting my Mk6 together... maybe tonight! :)

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