Eiffel Tower with fill-in

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Eiffel Tower with fill-in by noisygecko May 20, 2014
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This version of the Eiffel Tower I have merged with an STL file that provides vertical supports for the railing on the lower deck, and fill-in for two top sections that were very brittle. Also the fill-in for the top part more closely matches the current tower.

I printed using a Printrbot Jr V2 with ALU extruder in PLA. The PLA I used is not very consistent, but is a nice color for the tower.

Update 3: I figured out that if I slice with Slic3r-1.0.1 the small internal structure of the tower legs doesn't get printed at all. I switched back to using Slic3r-1.0.0RC3 to get it to work. The one image shows a partial one I printed with 1.0.1. And I am using better PLA, so it is working better.

Update 2: I exported to one STL file that combines the two I was printing before.

Update: I fixed the railing uprights since there were missing ones on the end. I also made them larger and matched the number of uprights in the original model.


  1. Load Eiffel_Tower_fixed2.stl
  2. Slic3!
  3. Print!

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should this be printed with support?

I was able to print at this size without support. The bottom arches are the only areas that almost need support. If you scale it larger you might have trouble without using support.

This will be my first 3D printed project and i am new to the whole vocabulary. I'm using my school's MakerBot Replicator 2. What is Slic3? Also what settings should i set this to (support?)

You should be able to download the "Eiffel_Tower_fixed2.stl" file and load it into the MakerBot software to generate their proprietary file to print. I was able to print it on my printer without support. Not sure what other settings are needed for that printer.

Interesting idea! Might it be possible to use the Export STL function in Slic3r to combine these two stls permanently?

Thanks for the tip, I never noticed I could export it! You can now print the one file "Eiffel_Tower_fixed2.stl".