WAVE 01|02|03|04

by Zampik, published

WAVE 01|02|03|04 by Zampik Jul 10, 2014

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Final shapes of 3D printed vases by FDM (FFF) technology. Printed on demand in any color available on the market.
Development of a product by 3D printing. Result of continuous development and study of desktop 3D printing by FDM (FFF) technology. Development trying to improving shape construction according technological specificum to achieve optimal printing time while preserving designer idea and without need for support.
It can be printed in 0.3mm layer height and it still look great. Actually I'm using appearance of layering to support or complement of actual design.
I'm able to print the vase in good quality in four and half hours. So challenge me :-)

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but they can pour water in them?

printed on abs with a height of 16 cm

How did you design these?

These are great! I'm printing a few as Christmas gifts, thanks for sharing the design.

Love the design. Especially your hidden name, you sneaky son of a bitch ;)

Parabéns! O seu desenho é incrível! É o melhor desenho de Vaso Espiral que eu encontrei! Muito elegante!

Congratulations! Its design is amazing! It is the best Spiral Vase design that I found! Very elegant!

Excellent designs, thanks for sharing them. FYI, these are not waterproof (tried filling them with water but they were leaking all over the place) :) Would you be able to upload a different, waterproof version? Thanks again!

That's actually your settings, not the model.. Try printing in ABS and then treat it with acetone. I have done that with the skullcup for example, and it works great.

Another thing to try is printing quite hot with 100% infill. If your settings are good, it should fuse the layers nice and watertight.

if anyone wants this printed contact me at [email protected]
please no spam..

Not sure why, when I make this vase the 3D model keeps getting disfigured in one part of the fins. I have adjusted the temperatures and it doesn't seems to make a big difference. Can any one suggest what might be the cause of this issue?

Here are some pictures of my failed prints:

As you can see, the other parts of the fins are fine, but only a small portion seems to have issues and I have no idea why. Also if I print them without the Raft, the very base circle will not even stick. Why can I print raft fine, but not a circle for the first layer?

I had the same problem. I solved it by putting a fan over my printer for better cooling. The reason this happens only on one side with my 3D printer is that the hot end is asymmetrical, and the hot chunk of metal hovering over some of the fins heats them up enough for them to become distorted.

The additional cooling is a hack at best though, since it limits the hot end's max temperature. I think I'll try adding a small bit of insulation around the heater, so that less heat is radiated away into the printed material.

Such a great display of what makes 3D printed design unique. But don't make the mistake I did because my printer only prints 200mm high and these are 210mm..lol. Still came out ok though. I'll scale it 94% next time.


Awesome work!

Does the design include the top being open? I use a DaVinci 1.0 and the slicer software is limited.

I recently printed a vase and the top was sealed because the designer did not leave an opening. I cannot open the top with my slicer software.

Update: I went ahead and made it anyway, it looks like it's open at the top after all!

Cheers and thanks!

yes, it is open if you check the 3D model. Maybe your slicer has done something wrong.

made a wave vase. Leaked water like you wouldn't believe. Waited and watched a long time to end up with wet pants.

Thanks for the heads up, my water went into the sink. Beautiful vase. I picked up a tube of silicone, squeezed some into the vase, taped some qtips to a pencil and lubed up the inside of the vase. Nice and watertight now! Awesome design Zampik! It was a great mothers day present!

Man you can insert glass tube inside. I do so for practical reasons even it could be printed watertight.

Beautiful design, thank you Zampik !!
About your chalenge.
Printed last one in 4:15 minutes at 0.15mm layer height ;)
I think I can get it down to 3:30 at 0.15mm, will try.

Hey, how come??? :-) 0.15 layer

Wanna see your machine running. Do you have a video? :-)

What material are u using? speed must something like 150 mm/s :-)

Hi Zampik,

it's printed on 3D printers I make. (Biohazard Serpent)
It was printed with PLA at 245°C and 150mm/s, I can print at speeds higher than 200mm/s with 0.35 mm J-head at 0.05 or 0.100mm resolution.
You can see some photos on my facebook proflle:
and on my homepage: (prototype in pictures, not production model, but simmilar)
and here is a video of printing at 200mm/s

THX for sharing

If you see this I need help on what 3d printer to buy message me please :/

For the value, Printrbot Simple Metal. If you have the $$$$$ try a lulzbot or similar.

I'm new to all this printing... These are cool but just wondering about estimated cost? Thanks Phil

The easiest metric might be cost per meter of filament used. Add in a few cents per meter for the cost of the machine maintenance, replacement parts, electricity, etc. and you might be $0.05 to 0.15 per meter. So a small vase might be 15m, which might be $0.75 to $1.75 to print.

set the cost per hour of your printer running, counting power consumption, material use etc... then multiply it by printing time.

Thanks for sharing! Very cool!

These are absolutely gorgeous, and print beautifully. Lovely work, thank you for sharing.

you are welcome. Glad that people like it.

I made one, and recorded a timelapse:

great. THX looks good

Hi I made 2 vase's ..
I don't know why the front is so smooth, and at the back they are messy???
They won't keep the water inside?
Do you have some advice?
I really like these vase's. they are beautifull !
Nice disign.

Hi, that must be rather machine(your 3D printer) specific thing, try to play with different setup for Gcode export.

I can print it water tight but for practical reasons I'm inserting glass testing tube.

This is the best thing on thingiverse. Honest.

Thank you :-)

I thought all the Julia Vases were cool. But they don't compare to this. This is true art at its finest. I just printed one and was amazed by its strength and absolute beauty. If you come with more amazing vases please post them here. I'm excited for your future designs.

I thought I would share basic settings:

I did the ribbons 0,7 mm thick as the nozzle of my printer has 0,35 mm nozzle.

layer height is 0,3
and print time vary from 4:30 to 5:00 depending on version
Object is 200mm tall

Beautiful part. I tried printing it with mattercontrol, but it took around 12 hours to finish, I must have something wrong in my settings. Would you mind sharing with me all the crucial settings to accomplish printing this in a faster manner? Thanks!

as I have written I'm printing it:

0.3mm layer
extrusion width is 0,35 mm but
speed. 80 mm/s on perimeters

slicer: Slic3r

Hope it helps, let me know if u need anything else. THX

Hi Martin,

what software did you use do great your awesome vase?

I printed them a couple of times here in the Fablab Munich and know many people here printed one as well.

Thanks! Greetings from Munich!