Curved honeycomb vase

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Curved honeycomb vase by eggnot Jun 10, 2017
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Just a couple of modifiers to give Honeycomb vase(by radus) more stable bottom. Also i think it looks more organic. Done in Blender 3d, .blend file is attached.

[sotvl_Spiral-Vase.stl] is a solid shape. you should print it in "Spiralize Contour"(Cura) or "Spiral Vase"(Slic3r). Ts is not waterproof, as it will be small holes on a way up from bottom. So, it is not good for water, but soil is ok.

[sotvl_thick 1,2mm] - with a proper thickness calculation. 1mm and 2mm thick respectfully. probably waterproof... but not tested by myself with a print yet. Slice and print as a usual thing, not in vase mode.

[sotvl_thick-Blender.stl] is thick/thin shape. should be ok for usual print and waterproof, but need more testing with prints. At current state, it seems it less reliable compared to sotvlthick 1,2mm.

[sotvl.blend] - source Blender3d file, shape and thickness can be changed there. (for advanced users)

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Which of these files should I use then in order to print a vase with an OPENING?

The top of the vase came out solid??????????????

please, check the description. shortly - for different print mode, you use different stl.

i am going to print this with marble filament (ziro)

hello i want to print this on my anet a8, i use cura 3.2.1 the only thing i have to do is enable "Spiralize Outer Contour" layer 0.2 and 20% infill? this set will be ok ?

I really like your design, well done. I downloaded your .blend file and tried to make the top of the vase circular (it is oval in your design) by trying to adjust the lattice in Blender. However, I do not seem to get the top circular. Any ideas on how to adjust the lattice settings in blender in order to make it round?

disable visibility of meshes to see Lattice better. it's totally possibly to adjust top to circle.
however, it maybe pimplier to reduce lattice resolution.
fast & dirty trick will be to reset Lattice and then shape your curve as you wish.
one way is to set lattice parameters of U,V,W grid to 1,1,1 and back to 4,4,5 or any resolution you want.

Thanks for your reply. I went back in Blender to find out that your actual design appears to be circular and the lattice does not have to do with the shape that appeared after scaling. I think it was the fairly high amount of mesh errors that made the vase go oval while down scaling.

I will try to improve the mesh now before scaling down to see if this solves my problem.


hey i just thought id let you know that someone is selling this on etsy. here's a link to their store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BadAss3dPrints?ref=search_shop_redirect

definitely, it's a steal. there is a lot of such now on etsy, and i have no idea how to haunt sham down.
i think, it's almost ok, if people sell prints. but for sure they should use they photos of they prints(not stole mine from here) and do a proper attribution.

Report the seller to etsy throught the report seller link. There is also contact info where you can send invoice for license to use your design for commercial purposes. Like 5000$ for 12 months license.

This looks really nice with wood-base filament

would love to print it with wood too...

Is it necessary to generate supports to print this model?

nope. it's need no supports

I don't see the .blend file any more? I think I downloaded it a while back... is it still available? Thanks!

it's back!
(not sure why it disappear)

You can also use clear epoxy finish (such as XTC-3D) on the inside or outside surface. This will make it perfectly waterproof and more resistant to everything!

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Printed it with a 20% infill and its not waterproof :( 3shells

Is sotvl3 waterproof now?

can't confirm this for now, as my printer not working. you can ask people who did last makes, i guess

I also made it and in general it (sotvl2) printed good (UM2+) and looks awesome, but it also has around 8-10 small holes which makes it not waterproof.
Does anyone know how to resolve it? I have seen afterwards that 2 more commenters have the same problem.

thanks for printing and feedback!
for a [sotvl1] it was a problem with "vase mode", as there is lage bridges for be solid in one layer. see photo for reference.
[sotv2] was not yet tested with a print, so it may be the reason for your holes.
but also, by the look of it, it may caused by some inconsistency in filament extrusion. can't say for shure.

also, i just did attempt with a mexmixer to make it thick. so you can try sotv3_1mm or ever thicker sotv3_2mm

What software did you use to make something like this? I’m work with solidworks but that is super technical so I’m looking to create more abstract stuff.

There is .blend files for my remix. It's blender3d file. but there is only modifiers for shape of original design. Vase by radus was programmed in OpenScad, you can check base design for more details

Which version of cura allows special mode for vase option?

You've probably figured it out a week ago, but it is done with "Spiralize Outer Contour," found in Special Modes.

i just use default settings from cura included in repetier-host

Tried to slice this mode, but it's completely solid. How to hollow out?

in cura there is a hollow out mode in special modes

depends on slicer, it's called "spiralize contour" or "vase mode". or something similar

Thanks for your reply. my slicer is not capable of this.
Tried it in blender somehow, but couldn't manage so hollow out.

but anyway congratulations to the design, it looks amazing.

which slicer are you using?

Flashforge Finders slicing software: "Flash Print"

Which color PLA do you use. Normal grey?

i think so. (can't say for shure, as this roll was a present from a friend, and it was without box etc.)

Am I right in saying that the top is slightly more oval than round? Just my ocd kicking in here after I printed this. Not that it matters, but I need to know. :D

I think that if you were to go into the Blender file, you could easily modify the lattice he defined to make it round. Actually that might be fun anyway, as you could alter the lattice even further to make the entire shape of the vase custom to your tastes.

Yes, mine are oval also and if you look layer by layer on your slicer, you can see that it is. Also, I get holes at each depression where the 'petals' are formed, even with a 0.8 nozzle! Not water tight by any means!

What layer heights are you using for this ?

0.2 with 0.5 nozzle

Used vase mode but there was small gaps between the honeycomb bits, as a result not water tight. Needs tighter tolerances to be printed in spiral.

Mine too. Tried 0.8 nozzle and varied layer heights and widths. No good. Needs some work to make water tight.

This is solid in Cura. Go to "Special Modes" and turn on "Spiral outer contour" and it will print hollow but mine has holes. I'll put a glass inside or print a water tight insert for it.

dont print as is either use vase mode or no infill or top layers or it wont be a vase