This Triakis Octahedron model is optimized for printing on an SLA/resin machine like the Form2. It's delicate and pushes the limit of what you can 3D print on a resin printer; in particular, you'll have to have steady and gentle hands to remove the support material without breaking the model. If you want a sturdier model, scale it up to a larger size before printing.
To print on an FDM/filament printer like an Ultimaker, double the size of the resin model or download our previous thicker version.
Fun Facts about the Triakis Octahedron:
-Has 24 faces, 36 edges, and 14 vertices
-Each of its faces is the same isosceles triangle
-One of the 13 Catalan solids
-Dual of the Truncated Cube
-It's an Octahedron with triangular pyramids added to each face
To download more polyhedra like this, see our Catalan Polyhedra Collection.
Don't have a printer, or want something fancy? You can order 3D prints of this model in Nylon or Metal from our Shapeways shop:
You can also get this model as a pair of earrings, 3D printed in affordable Nylon or blingy Precious Metals:
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