Mesh Ball in a Mesh Ball

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Mesh Ball in a Mesh Ball by datafusions Jul 6, 2010

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Something fun.

Mesh ball created in TopMod, imported into blender.
It bounces off a concrete floor... not sure how long for though :)

Would make a great cat toy too.


Once printed, you can remove the 'support' for the inner ball by pushing a thin screw driver directly from the top towards the bottom.

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How to get this to print well? Mine keeps curling up, and then the printer head pulls it off the bed.
35mm/s, 0.2mm layers, raft


Sorry, but I had to do it.

Wow! This thing sounds awesome when it's printing!

can this be printed on machines without support material ?

It printed great on my Prusa Mendel with no support. (And yes, it makes a great cat toy!)

printed well. cleaned it up a bit with and exacto knife. broke off base of inner ball, so that the inner ball would rattle around inside. :)

I had some very minor sagging, but yes, it printed well without support structure. Mine had lots of strings, and it was a lot of work to clean them off, but perhaps a better calibrated machine would not have that problem.

How about a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball in a mesh ball... in a mesh ball? :-D

You got a printer big enough? If so, I'd love to see the plans. My own isn't working too good.

It's like Inception. Except with plastic...