Steinmetz solid

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Steinmetz solid by dennedesigns Jul 1, 2015
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The Steinmetz solid is the solid common to two right circular cylinders of equal radii intersecting at right angles. It pairs nicely with the Two Intersecting Cylinders object (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:906402).

This model was designed and printed by my WLU summer research student Emily Jaekle ('16). A description of how the model was designed can be found here: http://mathvis.academic.wlu.edu/2015/06/30/intersecting-cylinders-the-steinmetz-solid/.


This object was made on a MakerBot2X. We used the following settings:
2 shells
0.20mm layer height
10% infill (hexagonal pattern)
Color matched supports
Raft off

The top half of the solid looked fantastic. However, on one small part of the bottom, it looked like the plastic had melted a bit. (This may not be a problem with other printers.) Overall the object was a success.

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