EMS Star of Life

by mamclain, published

EMS Star of Life by mamclain Apr 1, 2013


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This thing is a model of the Star of Life, which is typically used to symbolize the emergency medical services.

This model is dedicated to the men and women of the world who devote their life to the protection and preservation of humanities health at great risk to their own personal wellbeing.

This model was intended to be used as a keychain, wall ornament, car ornament, or included into other works and comes in a few different variations.

The most basic derivation is the unadorned star of life.

The second derivation is the star of life with the text medic embossed on top of it.

The third derivation is the star of life with the text medic removed from within the star.

The forth derivation is the star of life with the rod of Asclepius removed from within the star.

The last derivation is the star of life with the rod of Asclepius and the text medic removed from within the star that is designed as a keychain.


All of the open scad files have been provided; however, some of the models are dependent upon other models. For example the embossed star of life requires the Medic scad file and the star of life scad file in addition to the embossed star of life scad file.

All dependencies should be placed in the same folder prior to execution.

A zip of all scad files has been included for your convenience.

You might need to scale this model to fit your printer or intended application, and reasonable scaling should produce good results.

Negative based text can be problematic to print, and some after printing clean up might be required depending on the accuracy of your printer. I recommend performing calibration prior to printing.

I Printed with ABS red plastic

this model was done in scad and files are included.

This model could use some more refinement feel free to modify it if needed.

I like to run my printer slow and steady since my print deck has a tendency to dance around a bit so your configurations will vary.

I printed it with the following slicer settings

Layers and Perimeters
Layer height .3
Vertical shells 2
Solid layers 4 top and 2 bottom

Fill Density .25
Infill 1
Solid infill every 6
Fill angle 45
Solid infill threshold area 70

Perimeters 50
Small perimeters 50
Infill 50
Solid infill 50
Top solid infill 50
Support material 60
Bridges 50
Gap fill 40
Travel 60

Filament and Temperature
I was printing with 1.75mm filament with a bed temperature between 95C to 110C and a hot end temperature of 220.

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Thank you! I sent this to my deployed husband, worked out great!