Diagrid Bracelet

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Diagrid Bracelet by nervoussystem Mar 15, 2011

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We've decided to discontinue several bracelets from our Cell Cycle collection to make way for new designs. This is one of those designs. I've uploaded it in three sizes:

small - inner diameter: 2.3in, inner circumference: 7.2in
medium - inner diameter: 2.5in, inner circumference: 7.85in
large - inner diameter: 2.7in, inner circumference: 8.5in

Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure.


3d-print it. Then wear it.

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how much does this weigh?

it is a great napkin holder:)

i love the design but instructions i dont like the details

Instructions were not helpful.

Will try printing this tomorrow...

vjanomolee...Don't use support....Better off printing it over vs picking out the support.A little brim and no support work great! Thanks nervoussystem

Yup for me too,
Will upload a picture of the finished model later.
Printing it on my Anet A8 with Simplify3d (gave up trying with Cura...)
It's not as clean as on the picture here, but beautiful anyway :)
Somehow I made it hollow though and it still works great lol
I hope my girlfriend will like it

What software did you use to make this? As a solidworks junkie I would love to get into more organic shapes.

Organic shapes are what we do! Specifically, we write the software to generate nature-inspired patterns like this one. Have you seen our Cell Cycle app online? We made it so that anyone who wants to play with organic design can do it right in their browser: https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/cellCycle/https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/cell...

I am hoping you can advise. I've tried printing this particular bracelet 7 times (PLA and bronze) and each time it had failed for various reasons. I must be doing something wrong. The last time the PLA lifted off the build plate -- as it was extruding out of the nozzle.

Love this one. Had to print with a brim as the first attempt came loose. Turned out great. Printed on Ultimaker at layer height 0.06 with 10% infill in white PLA.

Printed very well on an Up! with no support material at all.

Very cool, printed nicely on a MakerGear Prusa. I didn't use support material, it does need some touching up on some overhangs but still looks nice.

How do you remove the support material from inside the bracelet without damaging it? I don't have one of those fancy chemical agitators.

Slamma-Jamma! This came out great!

WOW! I'm excited to print out some of your stuff. I've been a fan of your designs for some time. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hey guys, upload your designs to http://cloud.netfabb.com/http://cloud.netfabb.com/ before you upload them here, it dropped the file size from 6gb to 2gb and it came out much prettier.

Just for the fun of it, I tried to print this on my thing-o-matic. It did pretty well for the first 3rd or so, then things started to go pear shaped so I stopped it. I was impressed with how well it did at the start though. I might try slowing down the feed rate a bit. I really haven't tuned the stepstruder settings at all and it seems like the reversal settings are a little too aggressive and are starving it of material in spots.

that is surprisingly awesome! Our makerbot doesn't quite work yet or I would try this myself. Seems like we'll never get the time to troubleshoot it, at least not soon.

These are all beautiful, thanks for sharing!