nested cubes

by damm301, published

nested cubes by damm301 Dec 16, 2012
1 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps




Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag


Thing Statistics

8782Views 1695Downloads Found in Math Art



three hollow cubes, printed in one go


A cube in a cube in a cube

This is a updated version, with rounded edges. Further, the support structure has been improved.

A friend of mine had this as a key chain out of metal, and challenged me to print it on the Makerbot.

First idea was to print the three cubes separate, and whilst printing the larger cubes, place the previously built smaller cubes in it. Through that, one probably could print this without any additional support. However, I wanted to try making it print on one go, and this is what this thing is.

On the lower side, there is a support structure built in which holds the inner two cubes in place while printing, which can be removed with a knife

Although not perfect, if came out fine with PLA, 3 shells, 0% infill, 0.1mm layer height.

The print also developed some weird stringing effect where in the openings, there are 45deg upward-growing artefacts. See the picture with the orange color thing. Any1 knows why this happens?

More from Math Art

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

The 45 deg artifacts are from molten plastic dripping out of the nozzle, then being wiped off by the artifact. Try a bit more retraction during move (like 2mm instead of 1mm)