Lasercut & 3D printed Platonic Solids

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Lasercut & 3D printed Platonic Solids by Gav Nov 1, 2016
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Strictly Platonic.

The verticies work for any lasercut tile that has the hole 15mm from the edge.
M3 screws should self-tap nicely into the plastic. (I used ordinary PLA and had no problem).

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I've downloaded and printed the icosahedron insert for use with your Dymaxion globe. I've done multiple prints on multiple printers, but the angles are wrong: My triangles don't line up correctly at the next vertex.

Do you have any suggestions? Am I doing something wrong? I'm not using true m3 screws, but they are threading squarely.

Hi Leebc,

Hmm, interesting problem. Lots of people have made the design and this is the first time I've heard of the parts not working. I don't know what to suggest, other than freshly downloading the STL and trying again.

If you accidentally did a scaling operation, some printing programs will save those changes back to the STL, which would explain seeing it later on a different printer.

If that still doesn't solve the problem, can you post a pic?


i have found that the m3 screws work well as long as the material you are using does not have any shrinkage