PolyPearl Tower Torture Test

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PolyPearl Tower Torture Test by Polymaker_3D Jan 26, 2017
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The PolyPearl Tower is Polymaker's new model designed to test your 3D printer and filament to their limits! The popular 3D Benchy model has become the go to print for users looking to optimize their printers and software settings. However, with the development in filaments and printers over the last couple years, the Benchy model only serves as an entry level when pushing your printer to the limits. Most printers PLA settings will produce a solid Benchy, which is why we have created the much more challenging PolyPearl Tower. With inspiration drawn from the famous Oriental Pearl Tower located down the road from Polymaker's Headquarters in Shanghai, this is an architectural model.... with a twist.

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This model has a number of features within the design to challenge your 3D printer to its limits. We know a thing or two about printing and we still can't produce a perfect print, Can you? Find out more about the model in this article.


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Thanks for sharing the project.

What is the expected height of the bridges in the helix?

A good example of how bad my support settings are on Cura 2.6

On the second floor, I just have no way to separate the supports from the "DNA" style scale.
Any Cura support setting suggestion please ?

Many thanks

You're meant to print this right side up and without supports.

This is a cool model. The only parts it was messy were the overhanging triangles, and that was to be expected. I rate it 5/5 on Yelp.

Great design and thanks for the advice on the site! makes it easy to see what can be improved

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Hi Juggy, please try again now

Why is the light blue model printed at something that's obviously a lot bigger than 0.1mm resolution? My 0.1mm printout has many more layers than is shown.

We tested a few different layer resolutions. At different heights, the model will perform better and worse in certain parameters. We found the overhangs performed worse at a larger layer height, but the bridging was better.

Why just why...Im sorry but Im going to sound rude but it just pisses me off when designers/ companies are to lazy to put a model in the right orientation...Im a fan of this company but to be honest this just erks me to no end...

Not their fault, CAD programs and Curas... Reorientating cost me 5 secs, I don't know what you are doing.

I think this is due to certain CAD software. I use Rhino and this happened to me many times.

Hi Telli,

I hope we didn't waste too much of your time reorientating the model. I will make sure this doesn't happen again. 40 lashes for the lazy designers.

This is great!! Much more fun than the benchy!

Thanks Sailwings, we think so too! Are you finding the model more difficult to print that the Benchy?

It's alright. My printer can handle it fine ;-)