Sun Vase

by BenitoSanduchi, published

Sun Vase by BenitoSanduchi Nov 15, 2012
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Here's another vase. It's spiky and twisty and a great conversationalist.

Shown here printed in Taulman 618 nylon. I can squeeze it as hard as I can and it doesn't break despite only being 2 perimeters thick. Plus it's shiny. Fun stuff!


I would scale up a little bit if you can. Wish I'd printed a bit bigger.

Print with zero infill and no top solid layers.

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Who posts a "vase" with a lid on it? 8 hr print job left to finish and the top was sealed at the end, apparently. Now, I have an 8hr-print stand for something, not a vase. grrrr

someone who did write the instructions "Print with zero infill and no top solid layers". I'm sure Cura can do that, slic3r and other probably can do the same trick. That trick is worthless if the user (you) does not use it where it was intended.

There about 1000 vases on this site, that don't have such an issue. I've printed a dozen and never had to bother with instructions.....but thanks so much for your critical feedback.

I'm sorry to hear that you wasted a bunch of plastic, ukcat, but the instructions are clear.
I have numerous popular vessel designs on thingiverse and all of them are solid, designed to be printed hollow with no top layers.
Does makerware really not support that? Seems like a problem with makerware... but thanks for blaming me, the designer who shared his design with you for FREE. :D

Oh, I cut off the lid and sanded it down nicely, thanks for your concern.

I made mine 2x the size on the ultimaker on high res mode via cura.  Took 9+ hrs.  Very cool. 

Nice print! What color is that?

ugh talk about not replying very soon! It was the first PLA i bough on Amazon. Its a "silver" color.

Where did you get the Nylon from? And is it available in 1.75mm? :D

Here: http://www.taulman3d.com/http://www.taulman3d.com/

He doesn't offer 1.75mm yet but it's coming apparently.  

wasn't one of the properties of taulman nylon that you could make instant sieves with it? In other words: is it watertight?

OK, totally watertight with a better print.  Tested and confirmed letting a printed nylon cup sit overnight full of water.   

I know nylon absorbs water, but I don't know about the water tightness.  This particular print wasn't, but the leaks seemed to be a result of imperfect retraction settings with a thin wall. Now I'm curious.  

 I have some nylon on order and I'm psyched!
Looking to use it to make some molds for
resin and wax for lost wax casting.

nice to see some other artists taking the plunge to use it.