Dragonfly Wing Set

by Gyrobot, published

Dragonfly Wing Set by Gyrobot Aug 22, 2013

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I designed this set of wings for a casting pattern. The idea is to cast it in aluminium for an insect themed art exhibition. However, it also a great model for a classroom prop.
Based upon : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragonfly.svg


There are a few anomolies in the stl but Slic3r and Craftware generated gcode without any problems (Slic3r slow and Craftware super fast). I did however have issues with Skeinforge therefor other slicers may be hit or miss. I would be glad for any feedback.
If you want to create a twist in this wing then gently heat to make the plastic pliable and bend/twist to suit.
There are webbed and hollow stl's for strength or fragility respectively. You can scale up (like these prints) but you may lose detail if scaled down.

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Sliced it using Cura without issue. Scaled it down to 14.5cm long and printed using a 0.4 mm nozzle. The print looked great.
This would look awesome printed on a SLA machine in a clear or translucent material.

Can I get the cad files for this, I would like to modify it a little before printing.
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Oh how I love this design, but I just wish it would slice! No luck with Makerware or RepG...

Craftware is the best and fastest, but I guess you are not allowed to use this with the MB?

Really love these, thanks for sharing!

Cheers, should be cast in aluminium in the next couple of weeks. I will post pictures of that too.