BodyParts3D Ears

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BodyParts3D Ears by Cbonsig Oct 7, 2012
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Left and right ears, derived from the excellent BodyParts3D database. Used Netfabb's Van Gogh algorithm to slice these off cleanly, so they should be easy to print.

Credit: BodyParts3D, Copyright© The Database Center for Life Science licensed by CC Attribution-Share Alike 2.1 Japan. Interactive database and hundreds more .OBJ source files can be found here:


.ZIP of .OBJ files: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_3DyBhHQQc2X2t5ZXNpbkZqNTA

Journal article describing the BodyParts3D project:


My post describing methods to isolate anatomical features and get them ready to print:



  1. Print.
  2. Enjoy
  3. Share
  4. Make more body parts, and tag them with "bodyparts3d"! (see links above)
  5. Repeat

For the one pictured here, I used Cura to slice at 0.1mm layer height, and printed with PLA at 190C on at 60C heated build platform. Temperature was too low, and there was some slipping, so the quality isn't perfect.

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