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Save pangolins by amaochan Jan 27, 2017

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Pangolins now are facing critical crisis as they are closing to extinct. In fact, humans are the murderers of this disaster, superstition and greed are the main reason to cause this massacre.
Pangolins, the mammals covered in tough and overlapping scales, are actually far from aggressive. Their scales provide good defense against predators in wild. However, they’re considered the world’s most hunted animal because people believe that the meat is prized for medicinal ingredient and the scales help curl impotence.
Nowadays, the numbers of pangolins are less and less, some people eat them only for the reason of showing their ostentatious wealth, what they do to these helpless animals is to make them approach to endangered. Although International trade in pangolins has been banned by CITES since 2000; and are listed them as 'protected species' in most Asian home states, scaly anteaters are still threaten with smuggling and poaching. Pangolins’ disappear would not be the result we expect to see, only when strictly implement of law enforcement on punishing these poachers and pangolin-eaters would effectively bring down the crisis of extinction. This is our latest chance to save pangolins, and please never make science predictions come true.

Pangolin is a really skillful and difficult work that I have spent a lot of time on it. It has been passed at least six editions before presenting to all of you. What I was trying to challenge is an artwork with both perfect appearance and function. It was a little struggle for me to share this work at the beginning since I’ve fallen in love with it when it’s first done and stood in front of me. At this moment, what I am wondering more is to let you firsthand it, holding and feeling the variation with actions. Enjoy and I believe you’ll like it.

Same file will be uploaded to http://fastlab.tw/, (Institute for Information Industry, III), which is a 3D works sharing website, welcome all 3D players upload your works and have fun here!

Special thanks to Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp. for providing dedicated color materials (ABS) and supporting on this creation.

Design Software - SketchUp
my settings
ABS
z resolution 0.2mm
scale 100%
Don't printing all models are small then 75% of original model size,
and set up 0.15mm layer resolution.

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穿山甲正面臨迫切的危機,牠們走在快速滅絕道路上,人類是這場災難的兇手,迷信與貪婪是屠殺的原因。

穿山甲這個性情溫和的動物,全身佈滿鱗片,這些鱗片在野外對於保護自己有些幫助,但是身上的鱗片也是牠們被獵殺的因素。因迷信穿山甲的鱗片有醫療與壯陽的效用,導致穿山甲這無辜的動物被瘋狂獵殺。也因為野外的穿山甲越來越少,所以穿山甲成了昂貴的食物,有些人僅僅是為了炫富而食用穿山甲,這樣的行為也把穿山甲推上最後的滅絕之路。雖然現在穿山甲在多個國家及地區均禁止出口及貿易,但是走私與盜獵依然存在!落實執法,逮捕並懲處這些盜獵者及食用者才能真正解決穿山甲的危機。科學家認為亞洲的穿山甲可能將於20年內滅絕!這不是我們想要的結果,現在就是解救穿山甲的最後機會。請別讓科學家的預言成真。

這個作品我花了很多的時間,是一個難度很高的作品,自開始到完成創作至少修改了6個版本,不停地推翻與重建,因為我在挑戰一個美與機能都要兼具的作品。所以當我完成這個作品時,也同時愛上這個作品,因此有些捨不得分享出來。但我更期望朋友們也能夠親自體驗我的感受,能將牠握在手中,感覺牠的觸感、聲音與各種動態的變化。當你下載了並列印這作品時,願你也能像我一樣愛上這個作品。

同樣的檔案我也分享於 http://fastlab.tw/ 這是台灣資訊策進會的3D分享網頁,希望各位3D玩家也能慢慢豐富這個地方。

感謝 新光合成纖維股份公司 訂製專用顏色之3D列印材料贊助本作品創作。

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縮小列印時請別小於0.75並提提高解析度到0.15mm

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5 days ago - Modified 4 days ago

Lovely design, and my kid is crazy about it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Jun 7, 2017 - Modified Jun 7, 2017

Love this design I never knew about pangolins till now! Also how big is the pangolin you made?

the stand and the body part b are giving me a fail to load when i try to open in Cura??? any suggestions?

Is anyone else having trouble with the overhanging layers curling? If so how did you fix it?

How much pla will this need in kg

For those who can not load some files in ReplicatorG:

I had the same problem but just follow my instructions and you should be good to go!

Load the .stl file (that won't load in RepG) in 3D Builder.
Center it.
Save it as a .3mf file.
Download NCH's file converter (http://www.nchsoftware.com/3dconverter/)
Load file in Converter and convert to .stl (save in different place so you don't get confused)
Load new .stl file in ReplicatorG
Align to center!
Ta-daaa!

I used the FlashForge CreatorPro. Let me know if you have any questions!

Cool next do a hairy lion

This printed out nicely. I used a wood filament. Tried to gently crack the pieces to get the curl. The tail likes to snap in half. I've printed 4 of them all with the same issue. Not sure its because its using wood filament.

Also tried using aromatic coffee filament. That filament was too weak and snapped.

Your message is as inspiring as your model!!!

So awesome!

Great model. The feet are a major pain to print. Both sets tend to snap while trying to get them to fit on the body. I'm on my fifth set and I've slowed the print to 10mm/s to get the hinge to work on forelimbs w/o too much pressure. Hindlimbs fit well, the forelimbs are continuing to give me issues with ABS. 35% infill.

Still, I am working to get it just right because it is such an amazing model. :)

There may also be a heat problem... if the temp is too high, then it tends to join with the whole leg.

Oooo thanks for the heads up I will try with lower temperature next time

Can you print the separate parts without support?

The answer is yes for everyone else.

Amazing work on this design!! I printed one at 75% and one full scale. They actually feel like they should be alive the way the sections move.

Great work mine printed good,their will always be people who criticize they just are starting to 3d print and expect their printer is fully calibrated when its not,Keep up the good work

I finally solved my foreleg issue by setting my print speed to 10 mm/s. This is probably extreme (printing previously at 45mm/s ) but it solved the issue none the less.

Apr 5, 2017 - Modified Apr 5, 2017

Great model, thanks for sharing. I printed the body-all at .3 layer height and it came out nice. I used a small moderately stiff spatula to slide between the scales and then pry up a little and was able to free them all up without much difficulty. The most stubborn was the last joint by the tail, I resorted to a small flat blade screwdriver and a few gentle whacks with a light hammer, with the tail tip resting on block so it had room so move when I smacked it. Success, all joints are free and work well. I did the feet at .2, and the front feet joints were stuck where they rested on the bed, but I ran a pocket knife blade along the hing and wiggled it back and forth a bit and was able to pop the hinge free. The support on the nose is also pretty easy to shave off with said pocket knife. There is nothing wrong with this model, it is really well designed I think. There will always be variations in fit from different materials and printer calibrations, but don't blame the model, it is fine. I printed at the default scale. .2 probably would have been better for the body, but .3 is really not bad. It took just over 8 hours for the body-all, at .2 the ETA was about 12 hours. I will post pictures under the I made one section. P.S. - For those having issues with parts being stuck together, go to your print settings and uncheck merge overlapping lines and expand thin walls (or comparable settings for your slicer, I use MatterControl).I unchecked them on my print and it was successful.

Should I print out the 3 parts of the body or should I print out the whole thing together? if I could get some feedback that would be great thank you

I printed three separate parts. Better to be safe than sorry. That way, if one part doesn't print correctly, than you just have to reprint that section. Hope this helps, and sorry about the late reply.

If printing the full body, will the limbs be to able to fit as they are in the file or will I need to scale them down?

for some reason all of my limbs just fall right off, don't even click on. I'm going to try scaling them down.

i printed the limb. but it doesn't move

I had the same issue until I lowered my print speed. Good luck! I hope you get a successful print.

What can i do to prevent the backbones from sticking to each other?, i printed it out, and the inner parts sticked, so the animal cannot fold. i had by change only 2 random joins working, but very stiff

I've printed two of these so far, one at 100% scale and the other at 48% and both bend perfectly well after gently but firmly breaking the initial stuck parts (which wasn't too hard, but be careful not to pinch your fingers). If the joints are truly fused together and you can't break it at all, chances are your printer isn't quite calibrated enough. I had this issue myself before I upgraded my belts and added tensioners to them. Once I did that I was able to print hinged parts without a problem. The spaces between the parts are small enough that even the slightest additional movement to the axes is enough to cause a hinge to end up fused. Tensioning the belts removed the extra movement my printer had when the belts were only hand-tightened.

total newbie - I'm using the latest CURA and i can't open some of the files? they will not load?

Run the files through a application like Meshmixer export them as an .stl file and they should work fine.

I'm having the same problem. The body will open just fine, but the CURA won't open the legs.

Fantastic! Printed perfectly on first try. All joints easily flexed. Amazing. Printed on MakerBot Rep 2, PLA, 190 deg, 0.2 mm layers, 12% infill, raft, no support. Honestly not sure how it prints the near horizontal portions of the segments without support, but it does!

I do find it a little sad that I cannot sell these. I've had numerous people begging to buy them, and I really can't just "give" it to them since it costs money to create these masterpieces. People find that they are very sturdy builds, and would make great children's toys because of such. Anything you can do for me in regards to this? Some kind of deal to be made?

You could always edit (if possible). Take out their company symbol and maybe put something of yours? Or somehow create this into your own design? Try working something out with the creator? though, he isn't very good about communication.

You could maybe have them make a donation to the Save the Pangolins Foundation, and give them a model as thanks! That would probably be a better use for the money than keeping it for yourself, since the whole point of the model is for the awareness ^^

Bravo émouvant et techniquement bluffant pour une novice !

Can anyone help me get the 5th shingle from the middle alone? Mine cracked as i was trying to make them mobile.

I got it.. but can anyone tell me what I can do for the legs.. I have the whole body at 75%.. and the legs are not good at staying hinged on.. what do you guys think I should do??

Does anyone know if i can't print this at 0.6 percent of the original? Which would be 60%.

Mar 19, 2017 - Modified Mar 19, 2017
duke24 - in reply to jkjames

Printed just with 0,5 (50%). I think 60% should do it also.

thanks a lot man. i already did it at 75.

I just made one with my davinci jr 1.0 wireless. Overall, it came out great. The only issue that I had was that the nose supports are rock solid and won't come out. My pangolin looks like it has buck teeth! It's ok, I still love it!

Tjis is awesome this'll be the first thing I print

Mar 14, 2017 - Modified Mar 14, 2017

Since many people (including myself) had trouble getting it to print right, I wanted to share my settings. Reducing the flow by itself wasn't helpful enough, but increasing the layer height to .25 mm made a big difference. I wonder if there is some rounding error in Cura for this particular model. Many people who reported difficulty were also using Cura.

I suggest you tweak settings and print a bunch of forelimbs until you find something you are happy with before doing the body.

See my full settings here: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:312996

Save pangolins
by lars0

Do you know if it would work on a Stratasys Dimension 1200es?

Anybody know how to make it smaller, so the balljoints still fit? I'm knew here and I would like a reply as soon as possible please! Thanks!

You can reduce the size so it can fit they said you can do it 75%

what about 60%?

I teach junior high STEAM. We printed two of these on our Makerselect and they are awesome!! The kids are crazy for them. They have even started researching pangolin on their own time to find out more and keep asking me questions about them. Great job!!

Wished I hadn't wasted my time and money on filament -- I tried printing 3 different versions of these. All of them have 0 tolerances between the parts making them all meld together so that it breaks instead of turns. If you compare this to the bone fish print that works great without any cleanup what so ever this is a fail in design. Too bad since it looks so good outwardly.

I have a Sindoh 3dwox dp200 and I just printed it - turned out great first try. I used simplify 3d to place the parts on the bed and then exported the G-code and printed through 3dwox desktop.

Did you do it full size, ABS or PLA? In section pieces? What were your settings you chose in simplify 3d? Thank you very much for the information in advance I want to know how to make it work.

PLA full size and in pieces exactly as included in the download link. I'll send you my .fff file for simplify 3d if you like. It printed for 15 hours.

That would be amazing if you would be willing. That will definitely tell me where I went wrong and why it was binding up and breaking instead of the pieces rotating the way the should have. [email protected]

Sent it along. Good luck!

Thank you again. You have been so very helpful to me. We will see how it turns out. If the same file still doesn't work then I know there really is something wrong with the printer since you use the same one. :) If it does work out I know it was software/user error something along those lines. :D

It did work great at full size. Apparently it was human error on my part. (heaven forbid I should be human according to all the slandering on the internet, lol). Thank you again for your constructive, knowledgeable, help unlike most others on this post. :)

Its 100% a problem with your printer, not the model. There would not be 237 successful makes if it were the models fault..

Your printer isnt calibrated, or you havent calibrated for your filament.

I have a Sindoh M200. It has printed NOTHING wrong before this model so it is definitely not the printer. I have been a designer for a living for over 7 years and am one of the best among those I have worked with. I might know when I see a bad design. The art behind this is solid. The lack of tolerances for real world printing is the failure. It is okay to listen to others sometimes. Some people have the background and knowledge to know where improvements can be made. This is definitely one of them especially since others mention how difficult it is to get it to work in the first place when they have been lucky enough to get it to work. I needs larger connections between the pieces as well to compensate for the size of the pieces that each joint supports. Plastic does not have the highest tensile strength, especially PLA.

An update, my pangolin finished overnight. It was moving before I got it fully off the plate. It moves great.

Congratulations, you lucked out. It doesn't mean it is not a bad design...

Just finished my third piece, works just as great. I must be a pretty lucky guy!

You could be the president of makerbot for all it matters, your machine could be $250,000, it doesn't matter..

If your machine isn't calibrated, it's your own fault. My pangolin is printing right now on my DIY $250 printer. It's printing FINE. I can see the joints halfway done, they are not fusing. There's a visible gap.

It's probably something like a 0.6mm clearance. Did yo scale the model down? Like the creator says not to? if your printer can't handle a 0.6mm tolerance, it may be time to consider a new one.

Yes I scaled it down since I didn't want a 24 hour print keeping me up at night (the scale I scaled it down to was .75 of the original size which should be fine again it is tolerance issues!) Oddly enough the .5 scaled print moved better and had more good joints than the .75 scaled print. If that doesn't prove that the scale has nothing to do with it then I can't imagine anything will. If you are unwilling to listen to experience and discount all the additional proofs I have given to strengthen my arguments then I discount all of yours since you are simply choosing to be belligerent and I always do unto others as they do unto me.

If the joints work some of the time.. Thats your printer. All that does is solidify it: Your printer is not consistent. You do realize the model is 100% identical every time you download it, right? Thats not the inconsistent part. Your printer is.

The print shouldnt be 24h unless youre printing at 10mm/s..

Also, you do realize it can be split into 3-4 seperate 2-3 hour prints? I printed the largest portion of the body in 3:15..

Scaling it down makes the tolerances tighter. Dont scale it down if your printer cant handle it. There's your proof that scale very much has everything to do with it. Im not being belligerent, you are. If you cant see that, then well..

At this point I wonder if I am the greater fool for arguing with a fool as big as you. If your goal was to make me feel the greater fool, congratulations, you succeeded. If your goal was to change my perspective and review, then you failed miserably due to a lack of any viable arguments beyond the idea that the creator said not to scale it down. What I said still happened. It is reality and true and will not change. If you had a different experience feel free to write your own review. Mine will continue to stand as I tried 3 different times with variable settings to try and get it to work with no success.

Dude, im repeating myself: "Your printer is not consistent. You do realize the model is 100% identical every time you download it, right?"

If your printer is producing different results each time, do you know what that means? "Your printer is not consistent.". The model is 100% consistent, 100% of the time. Your model is 100% the same as the one I downloaded. The model is not at fault.. I printed the same exact pangolin model you did, but your printer is shoddy and inconsistent, so it did not work.

My pangolin is now completed. The feet did not fuse. Nothing fused. It works beautifully.

LOL! Yep I am the greater fool to think you would listen to the fact that I changed scale/settings each time I printed it therefore changing the processes of printing the device and the model itself based on scale/printing precision. Oh well. Live and learn. :)

Mar 10, 2017 - Modified Mar 10, 2017
RalphVigg - in reply to MongoGrubb

Then there's your problem. You should have been printing it as the designer suggests, obviously your printer isnt capable of anything else. I wouldnt scale it down to 10% size then complain the tolerances are too tight.

LOL! If I make another reply will it keep this going? ;)

Mr. Vigg, it seems that Mr. Grubb does not have much tolerance for all this. I'm really sorry to both of you, but I couldn't resist the pun. From a position without ego, as I have no hamster in this fight: I think you've both heard each other's points, now it is up to each of you to consider whether or not the other might have some valid reasoning. Instead of considering this as an argument, perhaps you should think about it as a collaborative session of problem solving. It doesn't matter so much who is right, as long as the right answer is found. And yes, I realize I probably shouldn't stick my nose in the middle of this... But I really wanted to make a tolerance pun.

LOL! I appreciate it. :D

mongo is a moron. plain and simple.

LOL! It's amazing to me how people claim someone is a moron based on a disagreement on one small simple thing in the universe. At least I have enough knowledge to know that people are far more complex than a single item that I disagree with and have specialized knowledge in a variety of things, one of which may or may not be the current pint point of a topic at hand.

This Design is the best I have encountered last year. Very clever and well put together.
I printed in abs full-scale in one piece!.
It works like a charm only the joints of the feet are welded together.
I broke one so have to print that over.
Printed on 0.2 mm
ABS 25% infill.
50 mm /s
On my reprap corexy

Anybody had a success with any MakerBot?
What you settings are?
I have a Mini

Overnight the bodyparts b and c were printed. These were a bit harder to pry loose -probably because the joints are bigger- but with ample lubricant and some force applied at the right spots I was able to get them moving.
You do need to be gentle and take your time with this but its absolutely worth the effort!
All printed parts have been clicked together and the tail section is currently being printed.
I will post a MadeOne later today.

Many thanks for this wonderfull little creature!

We're now convinced that this is why 3D printers exist - to print pangolins. Thank you!

Feb 24, 2017 - Modified Feb 25, 2017

The bosslady has decided she wants one.
Yesterday I have printed the feet, all four in one printjob and overnight I did the head (part_a of the body) on my Anet A8.
I recognize the problems reported here with joints that are stuck but hey, this is a beautiful littlle creature!
To loosen the joints I have used some silicone lubricant spray on them and then wriggled them loose (gently) while clamped in a vice.
To protect the edges from scratching I put a sheet of paper over them.
Nothing snapped and they all came loose quite easily. The joints are moving freely and they don't feel sloppy.

The printer settings I used:
Printing at full size in PLA, extruder = 200 degrees, bed = 60
Layer height: 0.15, first layer 0.30mm, infill 25%.
Flow rate is at defaut (100%)
Fan speed: 50% with a Mistral v2.0 nozzle ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2121279 )
No supports

I have already sliced all parts and I'm going to print them this weekend.
After what I've seen so far I'm quite confident that it will go allright.

"Mistral 2.1" Extruder Cooling Duct for the Anet A8 Printer
by Leo_N
Feb 23, 2017 - Modified Feb 23, 2017

I printed with supports and I separated the plates by prying apart and it moves having trouble getting part a into part b
Just got part a and b together.

If I am trying to print at 75%, what would you suggest I have the extrusion flow as?

Some people were having problems while printing at a 75% scale (The parts would be fused together). I'm sorry I don't have an answer, but I suggest scanning through the comments to see if you can find your answer.

Is there an assembly video

No, I don't believe there is, but the pieces should just click together. You can also read the other comments to find different techniques!

For those who can not load some files in ReplicatorG:

I had the same problem but just follow my instructions and you should be good to go!

  1. Load the .stl file (that won't load in RepG) in 3D Builder.
  2. Center it.
  3. Save it as a .3mf file.
  4. Download NCH's file converter (http://www.nchsoftware.com/3dconverter/)
  5. Load file in Converter and convert to .stl (save in different place so you don't get confused)
  6. Load new .stl file in ReplicatorG
  7. Align to center!

Ta-daaa!

This is an amazing product!!
The thought that must have gone into this to be able to print a part in one piece that is fully moving is astonishing! It looked confusing at first as I thought "how can I possibly print multiple sections as one part", but trust me, it works!
Very well done! I'm just finishing printing the feet!

My only change request would be to have the joints of the front feet start on the bed, because they only start to be printed on the 3rd layer, and so I'm having issues with them not sticking to the bed.

Oh and a word of advice for people... Print WITHOUT supports!! It looks like you need them but you don't, and it will stop the parts from moving.

I can't believe how cooperative this print was. So forgiving, and so, so impressive.

Excellent job on this design good sir. Your work is very much appreciated =)

I have not printer this yet. Nevertheless I have to say that I really appreciate that there are people willing to spend time developing things like this to make concience about endangered species. Great work by the way.

Will not be wasting my time with this model again and I suggest others avoid. It's not as easy as some post it is. Two failed prints and a lot of time wasted. The joints fuse together and just snap. Very dissapointing.

I've printed 2 without issues, you'll need to dial in your printer a little better

Feb 17, 2017 - Modified Feb 17, 2017
markdoll01 - in reply to Jamlpr

I guess everybody has a right to their own opinion and I do not share yours. I printed this amazing creation yesterday on my home build D-Bot and it printed flawless. I printed the full body one and this morning when I got to the printer, there was a cute little pangolin on my printer bed. I was amazed that all links work flawless just after removing from the printer bed. I am just now printing the legs - THANK YOU to the creator.

I am actually very luck to have had twice the opportunity to hold live real pangolin where the second one I helped into the bushes when I saw it on one of our gravel roads. Please keep printing and raise awareness for these little creatures.

Printer settings:
PLA
e3d V6 0.4mm nozzle
0.25mm hight.

Finally was able to print with articulating joints. So much fun! I love this little guy.

(see pics on my makes page. not sure how to put them in the comments)

I successfully printed this 100% size with wood PLA. My students LOVE it. One astute kid wished the head accurately tucked under the tail for protection, not head over tail. My problem is the base won't print. The screen shows the layers going down, but the extruder doesn't move after the self-leveling. Using Matter Control on a RObo 3D R1+.

An amazing model. Easily one of the highest quality models out there. WELL DONE!

Thank-you for sharing.

Hi! I'm working on printing this cute creature but I am running into some problems.

I am using a FalshForge 3D printer.

I AM able to load the files new-pangolin-a, pangolin_body-c, new-right_forelimb-pla, and new-left_forelimb-pla into ReplicatorG.

BUT I can NOT seem to upload files:

pangolin_body-b
pangolin_body-d
left_hind_leg-pla
right_hind-leg-pla
base

Can anyone help?

I just had a successful print on my FlashForge Dreamer. I printed the full body at 80% size (scaled on all axis).

PLA
230 degrees C on extruder
60 degrees C on print bed

15% infill
Fill pattern: Hexagon
Combine infill every 2 inner layers

First layer height .27mm
Layer height after 1 .18mm

shells: 2 3 3

speed: 40mm/s print
80mm/s movement

No supports.

Yes, just the files will not upload into ReplicatorG. So I can't even start printing because of that.

[10:18:32] C:\Users\Grace\Downloads\pangolin_body-b.stl
[10:18:32] Could not load C:\Users\Grace\Downloads\pangolin_body-b.stl with STLLoader
[10:18:32] Could not load C:\Users\Grace\Downloads\pangolin_body-b.stl with ObjLoader
[10:18:32] Could not configure parser

This is the error I keep getting whenever I try to load the files that won't work.

Would you like me to send you the .gx files??

Would that work? The printer has dual extruders. We've been using the settings:
Right extruder
Object Infill %: 10
Layer Height: 0.20

of Shells: 1

Feedrate (mm/s): 60
Travel Feedrate: 80
Print Temp: 230

I'm not 100% sure. Do you have a heated print bed? If most of the hardware is the same it should be fine. Mine is also a dual printhead, so that shouldn't be an issue.

Yes! It does have a heated plate.

I think so. We should be okay. I've been printing in the pla format.

I used the flashprint software that flashforge supplies. It was able to convert it to .gx, which my printer could read.

Yes, the Dreamer Series uses Flashprint, while the Creator Series uses ReplicatorG. Though I'll see if Flashprint will work.

I'm still printing mine. But have experienced some problems. I use PLA and I'm not able to seperate the two parts of the forelimbs. They break into two pieces. I use Cura and tried many settings. Even a layer height of 0.2 and 10mm/s as a value in every speed setting didn't work. I also tried many different values for the hotend.
Also putting the body parts together was very nasty. I had to cut a little bit from the round things and apply force to get them into the other end.

I had the same issue on the ANET A8. I did so many test prints on the foot, and it wouldn't move. After adjusting the flow rate to 90%, and having the best outcome (still without movement), I decided to go ahead with the full body print. All joints were fused. I had just about given up on the pangolin until I got some help from some other people in the Thingiverse community on a totally different print that changed the quality of my prints.

Biggest adjustment: tighten the x-belt! That made all the difference. Other adjustments made were lowering the temp of the extruder, and adjusting extraction speeds and distance.

I tried printing the foot one more time, and the joint popped perfectly. Printed the tail section next to make sure it wasn't a fluke, and all joints moved. Currently, I am printing the third of the four body segments. Everything is moving freely. Connecting the first two body segments was a little tight getting in, but they fit and move nicely. I am not afraid they will come apart either.

I use Cura 14.07. These are my settings for the Pangolin.
Scale: 100%
Layer: .2mm
Shell: 1.2mm (3 shells)
Layer fill top/bottom: 1.2mm
Fill density: 10%
Print speed: 30
Temp extruder/bed: 190/50
Flow: 90%
Under advanced settings:
Retraction speed/dist: 45/3
Travel speed: 80

I will post pictures after all pieces have printed (you can see the pics of the fused pangolin under my makes). I hope this helps.

Thank you for sharing. I will use your advice to keep printing feet until it works.

First: Thanks for your detailed reply! Hope it'll help some others with problems. For me it didn't :(

I can't lower the temp of the extruder, as I'm already at the lower end of the temperature of the PLA I use. That didn't help anyway, but made things worse. So I went back to 200°C. Also I use 45°C for the bed, wherefore I don't get an elephantfoot.
My x-belt was already tight. Anyway I wanted to print the modifications for easier tensioning. Which I did and it didn't help.
I printed it with 10mm/s as I said above. Travelspeed is at 50mm/s as the Z axis is wobbling when I use higher speeds. Will do some upgades in the future against this. As well as a bowden extruder. Which will help against the wobbling, too. I hope...
Also I tried 1 shell. Didn't made any difference, as well as 4 or 8. Layer fill top/bottom is set to 1.6mm, Fill density 100% for the legs, 20% for the body.
The body moves freely. I have to break them a little bit. On some it takes big force. But the feet will break when using such a force on them.

Thank you for such an amazing and meaningful print. I have printed in 3 scales now (100, 75, 50) and all have been flawless. Well done!

I just printed the pangolin's in 80% scale.....but the problem is, i couldn't load the forelimb and limb as well as the base in Cura. Anyone experiencing the same problem?

Try to experiment with the % of the infill. I have this from time to time in Cura, too.

Thanks for your reply. But the problem is, I couldn't load the .stl file into Cura....My "build plate" in Cura is empty...BUT when I open the legs file, I got this error. "Fail to load xxxxxxxxxxx .stl"

Ok, that's odd. Thought Cura doesn't slice it after loading. Sry I couldn't help you.

I've printed at 75% and 50% scale with no issues in Slic3r. Using the PLA limbs.

I made a PLA version of this at 50% size. The supports were tedious to get off. It works amazing, and I love it. 100 out of 10.

I printed it without supports at 100% size, no problems. Are you sure you needed supports?

Try printing it without supports. I've done 3 prints without supports (100%, 75%, and 50%) and all were successful.

Great model - thank you!

What is the significance of the symbol on the left rear leg?

Sad to hear this :( always love those shielded critters... Humans are nasty :( Nice design I might print one!

Feb 12, 2017 - Modified Feb 12, 2017

Thank you for sharing.

I made this in 150 scale and my daughter loved it.
So much she took it to school and her teacher started a class project base upon it.

Thank you so much for giving to my daughter's class.

Design is beautiful.
Worthy of the Pangolin.
Thank you for sharing.

I'm having trouble breaking apart the joints. I have tried by hand, as well as with an old fashioned letter opener. Any suggestions?

I had good luck putting the belly on the edge of a table to use as leverage for breaking the joints loose.

when i tried to snap the joints all the plastic just broke and snapped apart.

Cura 2.3.1 is not letting me slice the base or hind legs, it keeps saying it failed to load. I was able to slice the body and forelimbs and print them with no problems. Any suggestions?

Kisslicer called issues with the legs but sliced them anyway. Consider repairing the stl file in meshmixer or using kisslicer.

Feb 9, 2017 - Modified Feb 9, 2017

This is a great print, moves beautifully and is as cute as a button! I'll rephrase that; He's so cute; he's puppy cute! ( I posted a finished photo, I hope you like it, even though he's not brown as he should be. We used a mat silver. ) Good design , as the appearance of the little guy is as cute as his counterparts in the real world. He really looks, and rolls up in a ball, just like a pangolin! Thank you for this really nice design with a cause.

Great design, everything came out great! QIDI TECH printer, .2mm res, 100% PLA

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Feb 9, 2017 - Modified Feb 9, 2017

This Thing, along with Marble Machine 3 and Gyroman are easily my favorite three Thingiverse projects so far, out of dozens that I have downloaded and printed. You are an incredibly gifted designer, and I look forward to future works. (My granddaughter will love the pangolin, and I thank you for alerting us to their tenuous existence.)... Chuck Rieger

Thank you!

can someone help when I print the legs in abs they snap as soon as I put them on

I have legs printed in PLA but they are not that strong. The shear direction ous wrong. I am trying to see if I can lay the legs on their side to see if that makes a stronger print. If you pm me I will let you know how that worked.

I made one but I can only bend it where the parts were separate, any suggestions?
Otherwise beautiful design!

Reduce your extrusion percentage to 85%?

its a bit risky and I used abs but I pried the top part in between layers of mine with a screwdriver hope this helps

Great design. I have printed two of these already on my Rep2x in ABS+, both in one piece and they articulate well. I did break some limbs, and I now see some updated files. I will print those and post some photos. Good work!

save the pangolins!!!

"designed in Sketchup"...you masochist. :)

Super design. It printed flawlessly as one piece in bronze color PLA at .1mm height and 20% grid infill. It says non commercial but just a thought: what if you authorized some pangolin related charity to sell these and makers could donate quality printed models so it costs the charity nothing and helps actually save the pangolins?

Thanks for your proposal.I am trying to do things like this in Taiwan.

the work done on the 3d model is very impressive, the pangolin is awesome.
it came out absolutely perfect from a wanhao i3 plus, 70% size reduction, PLA.
Thanks a lot :)

working on printing his four feet now. I love this model.

Can someone post an approximate weight (in grams if possible)?
Thank you. :3

At 10% infill it's around 24g

Feb 7, 2017 - Modified Feb 7, 2017
Hyginx - in reply to longdong

By the way, is that assuming it is about the same size in the image (about 250mm from what it looks like in the file) and is that estimate with PLA or ABS?

Thank you very much! That's greatly appreciated. :3

Feb 7, 2017 - Modified Feb 7, 2017
s199 - in reply to Hyginx

all part reduced ( body+4legs ) at 70% size, medium quality, pla
result from simplify3d :
Print Time (on a wanhao i3 plus) : 4 hours 25 minutes
Filament lenght : 16899.9 mm
infill : 20%
Weight: 50.81 g (0.11 lb)
cost : 2.34€

just made body-all file 17hr print with pla.
All joints articulate well with a minimal amount of force needed to start them now I need to print the legs

TIP: if the body parts don't want to connect, take an exacto knife to the male end of the connector and trim off a very, very tiny piece at an angle to aliw it to push into the female connector. You might want to trim the opening of the female side too BUT make very very small cuts and try it after each cut. You don't want to cut too much off causing which could force you to print the piece again.

can i make it in all one peace

make the separate pieces. I did and at 100% it took about 17 hours total. I'd start a piece and make sure it was printing properly and go do something else (took a 4 mile walk this morning while body part C was printing).

My only failure was the front feet which I started and didn't watch. When I finally looked at it, it had pulled up and I had a long knurly arm.

Ok so i have the UP! mini and with this printer i have no choice if i want support or not, so can i print this with light support?

If you can remove the support then yes.

It is a bit hard to figure out what is new and old and what are the differences on the parts.

I fixed the first joint of the head fusion problem already.
new-pangolin body-a.stl
new-pangolin all.stl

@amaochan
Cura could not open some of the files. When I looked at them, the irst and last lines had the characters '穿山甲'. I remove those characters and resave the files and then Cura would open them.

I found those characters in:
Base.stl
Left_forelimb-pla.stl
left_hind_leg-pla.stl
pangolin_body-b.stl
pangolin_body-d.stl
right_forelimb-pla.stl
right_hind_leg-pla.stl

while the files:
pangolin_body-all.stl
pangolin_body-a.stl
pangolin_body-c.stl

were fine.

Okay, I'm using ReplicatorG to load and make gcode. I tried this, but then nothing would load. When I was comparing the New files with the "old" ones, I noticed the code is all together in the new, while separated in the old. Do you think mashing the codes together would make the files work?

I only had one issue printing - the first joint of the head was fused, other than that it came together fine. Here are my settings and I hope they help others.

Printer: Monoprice 13860 Maker Select 3d Printer V2

  • Borosilicate Glass Plate
  • Elmer's Washable School Glue (Disappearing Purple)

Material: PLA (Hatchbox - purple...hey it's what I had on hand...grin)

Slicer: Cura v2.3.1

Cura Settings:
Printer: Prusa i3
Material: PLA
Profile: Normal Quality
QUALITY
Layer Height: 0.15 mm
Initial Height Layer: 0.3 mm
SHELL
Wall Thickness: 1.2 mm
Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
INFILL
Infill Density: 20.0 %
MATERIAL
Printing Temperature: 210 C
Build Plate Temperature: 70 C
Diameter: 1.75 mm
Flow: 100 %
Enable Retraction: checked
SPEED
Print Speed: 60 mm/s
Travel Speed: 120 mm/s
COOLING
Enable Print Cooling: checked
SUPPORT
Enable Support: NOT checked
BUILD PLATE ADHESION
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Skirt
SPECIAL MODES
Print Sequence: All at Once

Thank you so much for this! I had tried several times on the mini select, and so many parts kept getting fused. Used these settings, and it printed perfectly with zero fusing.

The new forelimb is available for download(pla)

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Hello, I completed this print succesfully at the first go. I used Simplify3D and sliced it with horizontal size compensation at -0.1 Depending on your printer you might increase the value. It will increase the distance between the joints. Be warned! Too much and it will fall appart.

Happy printing

Merci je vais essayer

HI!
i have a problem for print this pangolin with my Reprap BQ prusa i3 hephestos.
the part's body are merge.
I have try to change wall thickness, and this work but for a poor result.
an idea?

Apply force until the joints break free. All of mine are joined when I first remove them from the build platform.

I printed it as it downloaded; the base, each body piece, and each leg (in PLA). I assembled it after it printed, but with a little difficulty. One thing I am disappointed though, is the movement. Am I supposed to force the joints and break the bonds so my pangolin can move how it does in the pictures? The single scales aren't moving apart despite the force I applied. Help please?

Yes, force it.

OMG, .15 is soooooo slowwwww.

I've modified the front legs to have more allowances on the joints to the feet as my low-quality printer cannot produce very narrow gaps no matter what settings I use. I would like to share my modifications here as a remix to your design to help the many others facing the same issue. However, I cannot upload my remix as you have disabled remixing in your design. Would you please consider allowing others to remix your design here?

Great project. Printed fine in Inland PLA on Monoprice Select V2 at 220 degrees, relatively slow speeds, .2 mm, 20% infill, 2 shells. Only problems were the two front legs not articulating, which was quickly fixes with an X-Acto knife, and the first joint behind the head not working, which I was not able to fix, but no problem.

Change your shell to 1.2 and you will get all joints working

My shell was set at 0.8 (2 shells with .4 nozzle). Are you saying that 3 shells are better?

Neat design, but a complete waste of PLA. Not a single joint broke free without snapping it into pieces. Oh well...

I had similar troubles. However, I found that reducing the extrusion amounts by 10% solved my frozen parts problem.
I'm pretty new to 3D printing but I'm curious, What printer and what software are you using?

I'm printing on a MP Mini and used wood PLA. I sliced it with Cura 15.04.6

Feb 4, 2017 - Modified Feb 4, 2017

Printed this for the kids, they love it. Had no issues with printing. Printed it to full scale on a 20x20 bed (rotated a bit). The frontlegs needed a bit of a push to articulate, the body did not, it works great.

Printed in PLA, .4 nozzle, .20 layer height, .45 extrusion width, Simplfy3D, 80mm/s, 20% infill. Came out good the first try.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this design and I now have them reliably printing and working for me. (Yep all the kids want one of their own.) But I would really like to see someone remix this as the basis of a snake. A talented designer, which I sadly am not, could tweak this a bit and make a super awesome snake. Maybe even a rattler with a working rattle. . .

All the joints broke free except for the pangolin's head. Any ideas on how to loosen its head without breaking anything?

My first head section broke as well. The second time I cut around the joint with an exacto blade, and I gently started to pry apart the sections with a tiny flat head. Finally I held that section at edge of the work bench with head hanging off as I tapped it down with a small hammer. Risky operation, but the patient survived!

full size is REALLY BIG, so I'd recommend scaling it down a bit, but other wise PERFECT!
I printed all of the separate body parts (a,b,c,d) in one print (13 hours!) and then the display base, and then the feet,
I printed this on a brand new Da Vinci Pro 1.0, STRAIGHT out of the box, no calibration or anything! (well that's after trying one of the built in test prints)
The body parts "connections" all "snapped apart" with just a bit of effort and the joints all held up great! Snapping together the body was a little tight, but it worked.
The only minor thing is the feet fall of pretty easily when you rotate them, you just have to be a little gentle and careful moving them.
Everyone who's seen this is blown away! What a great piece to show off 3d printing with!

THANKS!

I think there is some misinformation, the most valuable part of Pangolins is thier scales, and it doesn't use for ED but for illness that requires dredge it (based on traditional Chinese medicine), like irregular menstruation or women doesn't have milk after brith. (because doc believes something blocked it). i think the scales works as aspirin or similar medicine, it thins your blood and accelerates metabolism. i knew people around me used it for medicine and it worked. this cute animal has became extinct where i lived, what a shame.

Anyway, it's a nice design and i would print it for my girl. Thanks

About 1/2 way through add giving up. As others have mentioned, head fused to 1st vertebrae and many other joints frozen. Not going to waste anymore frustration. Glad to learn about the pangolins, but I can't finish the print since it'll never work. I was going to send it with my niece for show and tell. Oh well.

Great print except my front legs fused. Didn't happen to any of the other joints. Maybe needs a touch more clearance in the joint?

Great job though, awesome model.

I printed pangolin_body-all at 75% and it was totally fused and broke in several places trying to loosen. Rather than throw it out I drilled through the joints, strung through some shock cord, pulled it fairly tight, and was able to hide the knots in the head and tail. I broke apart the remaining sections. It is now more flexible and should hold up to my grandsons.

I just posted my print. It worked perfectly. Very cool design, both in concept and implementation.

I printed the whole body model at 100% (just fits on my FF Creator Pro build plate when rotated 30 deg) in Hatchbox wood (PLA with wood dust). The color is great. My S3D settings: 0.2mm layer, 20% fast honeycomb infill, 4 solid layers top and bottom, 2 shells, 2500 mm/min speed. The only body joint that had any resistance to moving was the head, but it broke free with almost no effort. The other body joints were free moving right off the build plate. I was really impressed. I had to lean on the front feet a little to get them to pivot freely, but not enough to break them.

@amaochan: Thanks for your outstanding design and concern for another sadly species bound to go extinct. The pangolin amazed my friends like NOTHING else I have printed and many of them asked me if I would print one for them. Also, the pangolin sparked an idea of mine I would love to talk to you about.

For now, I have a simple request: could you pleeeease separate the head from body-all.stl and post both stls? I would love to print the body in two colors (e.g. layer 1-40 in black, 41-200 in brown) but the head in a different color.

I printed this in Simplify3d with PLA and it worked pretty well, but the head is totally fused to the first body section and the last 5 tail segments wont budge, I broke it at the 5/6th joint trying to force it.

I'm printing at .2MM resolution, 40mm/s and 35% infill. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

Same kind of thing happened to me. I'm trying again at 50% scale by setting my extrusion width to higher than normal (0.5 rather than 0.42). The slice preview seemed to look a lot better as far as tolerances. I'll find out in a few hours! Good luck.

same for me for the part A, i did it in ABS, 20% refill

Hello , i just printed one of them in PLA.
But i can`t move the Body Parts.

What are your settings in Cura to print this perfekt?

40 mmps print speed, .15 mm, 25 % infill

THX i will try this.

Excellent work!! Printing today. Just a heads up, you can print this at 100% if you have a 220mm x 220mm bed. Just turn the body_all file so that it is diagonal. Printing without a raft. Using a 1 layer 15 width brim. Works great!! Thank you and donate to save the Pangolins!!!

I printed it at 200%, just print every Part alone

i didn't use brim and it worked fine. less cleanup ;)

The same trick works on my 20x20 bed

Just printed one of these small cuties. It works perfect in PLA atleast! I also tipped the designer a few bucks, and hope others do the same, as this design did not happen over night. Good design should be rewarded, as the are timeconsuming, and an art. And You don't walk into the Louvre in Paris and just take Mona Lisa home to your livingroom do you? Nope! So don't just copy it, but pay some respect to the man who spent time, effort, talent and passion to create it.

It says it's Sketchup, can you share the sketchup files?

Why can't it be printed smaller than 90%?

Feb 2, 2017 - Modified Feb 2, 2017
Nico1102 - in reply to Tib02000

I printed one at 50% (0.1mm), 0.2mm nozzle

and everything worked?

Sad day for me. I was not able to print the legs successfully to where they articulate. I didn't want to risk time and filament on the body just in case that didn't move (I am ok without the feet moving).

I tried setting adjustments in Cura (thanks charlesCh and baymaxus), but the front foot still fused together. My printer just isn't capable to print out such cuteness I suppose.

It is such a wonderful design! Happy for those that were able to print.

same for me, the legs doesn t move, ans i m at 100% extrusion with ABS, i will try at 90 % if it works

i tried with 90% and there it's too much, it move but too freely, so i tried again at 95% and there it s ok

One more setting for you to try: try under-extruding by, say, 10%, so there's less filament packed into those joints -- it can make a tremendous difference.

Somewhere in the Cura settings there's an extrusion multiplier -- drop that by about 10% of its current value and try the legs again?

Thanks. I will try that.

I have a urban fossil color that I think will do justice to print this little guy

Beautiful design!

very nice, also the idea is very brilliant and eco.

I printed it over night. It turned out amazing!!! I plan on printing a lot more. These are so cool. Great work. SAVE THE PANGOLINS!!!!!

This is awesome!! No doubt I will print it...Save Pangolins!!

This printed very well, I used the pangolin_body-all and it worked like a charm. No support

how come the front paws and forelimbs are one stl? shouldn't it be two separate files?

Love this! He is SO adorable.

I tried to print, but ran into some issues. The feet will not move. The articulating points are fused. I have tried to cut them free with a craft knife with no luck. I did reduce to 90%. I am using PLA. I don't want to print the body, and it not be able to move at all.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.

try higher resolution and slower print speed

Feb 1, 2017 - Modified Feb 1, 2017
LadyJayne - in reply to baymaxums

Thanks baymaxums. I will try that.

My current settings are: layer = .15, shell thickness = 1.2 (3 shells), bottom/top thickness = 1.2, fill density = 10%, speed 30

I wondered if the shell thickness was too high also. Could you tell me what settings you are running on?

Thanks again.

EDIT: running Cura 14.07

i printed the body but the limbs will not load in cura can u fix this (great design btw)

If you edit the .stl files, you will see the first and last lines have some Chinese characters (穿山甲). Remove those characters and resave the files and try opening them. I found those characters in:
Base.stl
Left_forelimb-pla.stl
left_hind_leg-pla.stl
pangolin_body-b.stl
pangolin_body-d.stl
right_forelimb-pla.stl
right_hind_leg-pla.stl

while the files:
pangolin_body-all.stl
pangolin_body-a.stl
pangolin_body-c.stl

were fine.

This didn't work for me, sadly.

I had the same problem. I think the issue is cura 2.3.x. I was able to open the files in the old cura 15.04.x, then save the model out into .stl files which would then open just fine in cura 2.3.x. No clue what the underlying issue is, but this solved it!

confirm - I can't open files in cura 2.3.1

i also tried to open it in tinkercad but it was corrupted

I used the PLA files and was able to load them in Cura. I don't know if that makes a difference.

Oh wait I just figured out that question was already asked and the answer is no:) The pangolin story is really sad:( and I wish people would not hunt them:( but the pangolin model is so cool! Great job amaochan!

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I am going to print the pangolin_body-all file, but should I use supports, or would it wreck the components inside of the pangolin?

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If you print the body using the pangolin_body-all file, is it still as articulated as printing the pieces separately?

Can this not be scaled down? At full scale v. half scale it's the difference between a 24 hr and a 4 hr print...

You can, but you have to change the resolution (like to 0.1), and choose a nozzle like 0.2mm, (and also print slower)

In the end you dont save so much time, and u got a smaller model, so just print it at full scale

When you scale down something like this by a significant amount, you scale down the gaps that allow the model to articulate by that same amount and they run together, so you end up with a solid, unarticulated model :(

Awesome idea and work. This is a thrilling, emotional project. Congratulations for this. I saw some of this puppies when I was a kid and this has remembered me them. Going to print it for my little nephew. Let's hope he could also see some of them when he grows. Deep thanks.

Great design with such a sad, sad story.

Exceptional work and looking forward to seeing more. On another note; tried to join the link you posted but it wouldn't let me. Nice designs there too.

Showed this to the guys at work and now everybody wants one. Just commissioned a Kossel that I built that will work great for this project. Can't wait. Good job on the design.

This is one of the best, if not the best design I have ever printed. Thank you so much for that.

Oh I love this! What an awesome design and great idea!

Wow, absolutely incredible design for an incredible animal.
Way to go Amaochan, you nailed it !
Thank you so much for sharing this, spread the joy :)

This is amazing! Must print!

this is adorable! I am going to print this and share on my facebook to spread the word. What an amazing design :)

Jan 31, 2017 - Modified Jan 31, 2017

If this didn't get featured I was going to start a change.org petition. Congrats man, such a nice design.

Geoffro I am very grateful for your support.

Beautiful work as always, and thank you for contributing to awareness regarding this important issue.

Amazing work, can't wait to see more of your creations.

I must confess to being totally ignorant about this animal. After seeing this Thing I went out and discovered what an amazing critter it is, and the tragedy of its threatened existence.

My print turned out fantastic! I used supports but with S3D they were very easy to remove. After a little cleanup, the body parts went together and the entire thing flexes easily. My first print of the legs, using the PLA files, prooved to be too large and the legs fell off. I reduced the print size to 97% and the fit is perfect.

Thank you for sharing information about the pangolin as well as your design. It is incredilbly well done. I echo the opinion that these should be sold and the proceeds donated to protecting this animal.

does this model need supports to print?

Nope. No supports needed.

Having issues getting the joints in the legs to work properly. Any tips?

Put the width of your outer wall 1mm larger in your slicer, so if you have a 4mm nozzle put the outer wall value 5mm. That what work from me. Good luck

Not 4mm and 5mm
0.4mm
0.5mm

what is the diffrence bettween the pla legs and abs legs

The PLA legs have a little slot to aid in flexing, where the ABS ones do not. The connector is also a slightly different shape.

The design is just trying to accommodate for the differences between the two materials -- but you're not forced into using one or the other.

I think if you're printing this, you should also consider a small donation to a charity listed here.

http://savepangolins.org/help/

We don't think twice about throwing a few dollars at a toy or a coffee… why not do it as a thank you to this guy who obviously spent a lot of time making a model of something he cares about.

That's what I'll be doing.

I agree with you.

It would be great if you sold these and donate proceeds to a wild life preserve or even better yet gave them to people who donate to WLPs.

This needs to be featured! A great model and a great cause!

Awesome!! go printing!!

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I thought this would be pre-assembled print-as-one pop off the build plate ready to use. Don't know if I want to print and assemble a lot of little parts. It's cute, though.

There's a file 'pangolin_body_all' with all the body assembled, just need to print the legs apart

Sorry where ?

pangolin_body_all.stl. You can see in Things Files section or just download una unzip, you'll get this file

One of the coolest models on this site. Like it alot!

1st class design and excellent sentiment. 1 question, am I correct in assuming the main body can be printed in 1 piece and then add the legs afterwards?

Yes,it's correct.

This is simply an amazing 3D model of the pangolin! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful design for us to make and enjoy! You made our 3D printing day! :)

Thank you so much, you have no idea how happy this makes me. Pangolins are my favorite animal. Hopefully this makes it to the front page and helps to spread awareness of these wonderful creatures.

I know right, I didn't know anything about these things, now I am straight down to my illegal backstreet petshop to order one!

I look forward to printing this. Thank you.

Thank you for sharing!

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