A fairly simple horse design incorporating celtic knots. Quick and easy to print out of PLA, metal, or any other material.
Designed using the Celtic Knot Creator by Hypatia Studio, found at https://hypatiastudio.com/celticknots/
Can be either a decorative design or used as a pendant. Simply slip a small necklace chain or clip through the loop at the center top and it should work great. (May need to be re-scaled depending on the diameter of your chain, if done without a clip.)
The print pictured above was printed out of Silver Metallic PLA at 100% scale. It measures about 1 x 1.8 in. The strands are about 2 mm in diameter, and are a little fragile when printed out of PLA, but should be sufficiently sturdy when printed out of high-quality metal.
Print pictured above printed using the following Cura settings:
Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Shell: Wall thickness = 1 mm; top/bottom thickness = 1 mm; top/bottom line directions = default; outer wall inset = 0 mm; fill gaps between walls = everywhere; print thin walls = checked.
Infill: Infill density = 20%; infill pattern = zig zag; extra infill wall count = 0; infill overlap percentage = 10%
Material: Printing temperature = 200 C; build plate temperature = 60 C; flow = 100%; enable retraction = checked
Speed: Print speed = 50 mm/s
Travel: Z-hop when retracted = unchecked
Cooling: Enable print cooling = checked; fan speed = 100%
Support: Generate support = checked; support placement = everywhere; support overhang angle = 60 degrees; support pattern = lines; support density = 15%
Build Plate Adhesion: Enable prime blob = checked; build plate adhesion type = none
Mesh Fixes: Remove all holes = unchecked
Filament: Ultimaker PLA – Silver Metallic
Materials: 1 g / 0.16 m of PLA Filament
Print Time: 18 min (at 100% scale)
Finished product (printed above) printed at 100% scale.
Measures 1 x 1.8 in when printed at 100% scale.
The following blog post documents the design process and reiterates much of the information included on this page. The blog is safe for work and open to the public.
This design was completed as part of the ET 401: Introductory 3D Printing course at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Manchester campus.