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Twisted Hex Vase

by bkpsu, published

Twisted Hex Vase by bkpsu Apr 9, 2013

Description

A quick loft in Inventor from a hexagon base to an open hexagon top, twisted clockwise two turns. Expanded base to provide stability, and make it look more like a real vase, while maintaining that cool twisted look.

Can also be used as a toothbrush/pen holder :)

Dimensions are 60 x 60 mm @ the base, 100 mm tall.

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Printing volume & time is fully dependent on printer settings (mainly the % of infill and the printing speed the person printing the object sets in their slicing software). On my printer, using 25% infill, this prints in ~2.5 hours, using 2.8 meters of plastic, but then I do have my printer set slower to get better print quality. If you use services like makexyz or 3dhubs, this shouldn't cost you more than $10-15 to get printed. I'd recommend my shop on those sites, but my printer is currently offline due to a move :)

If I don't have a 3D printer myself and I want to have a look how many cm3 it is to print, in which (free) software can I best do this? If I import it into NetFabb it is a filled object and I do not see how to make it hollow as a vase here. If I import it in Makerware I see it as a hollow vase but I don(t see how to calculate the number of slices, printing volume (cm3 and printing time?

can somebody shed some light for me please? thanks!

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License

Twisted Hex Vase by bkpsu is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Orange version was printed in ABS @ 230 deg-C, 0.4mm layers w/ 0.5mm J-head.

Black version was printed at 150% scale in PLA @ 185 deg-C, in 0.2mm layers w/ 0.5mm J-head.

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robin35 on Mar 13, 2014 said:

If I don't have a 3D printer myself and I want to have a look how many cm3 it is to print, in which (free) software can I best do this? If I import it into NetFabb it is a filled object and I do not see how to make it hollow as a vase here. If I import it in Makerware I see it as a hollow vase but I don(t see how to calculate the number of slices, printing volume (cm3 and printing time?

can somebody shed some light for me please? thanks!

bkpsu on Mar 30, 2014 said:

Printing volume & time is fully dependent on printer settings (mainly the % of infill and the printing speed the person printing the object sets in their slicing software). On my printer, using 25% infill, this prints in ~2.5 hours, using 2.8 meters of plastic, but then I do have my printer set slower to get better print quality. If you use services like makexyz or 3dhubs, this shouldn't cost you more than $10-15 to get printed. I'd recommend my shop on those sites, but my printer is currently offline due to a move :)

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