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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

1/3 of a LED tube lamp covering from an old project Sin(|)Cos reworked with cocoon, sliced with Simplify 3d, and printed in pla on a gMax 1.5 XT printer.

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Comment by David Mans on August 23, 2015 at 4:58pm

Not really, the geometry is rather vertical, so overhangs were not an issue, the printer configured as it was for the print can handle about 45 slope easily, and depending on the span this can be pushed higher. As for the touchdown points, because the nature of the model has a small circular cross section and the touchdowns are various , also turned on a feature to lift the extruder on retraction which helps prevent blobs and helps with cooling.

Comment by martyn hogg on August 23, 2015 at 1:39pm

Do you get problems with overhanging / supported sections curling upwards? I know you don't have support on this print but...

I've been using a new filament by a company called Floreon which is basically strong PLA. It's nice stuff but I get problems still with prints curling up.

Comment by David Mans on August 23, 2015 at 12:21pm
The print took around 50 hours at the higher quality setting.
Comment by martyn hogg on August 23, 2015 at 12:13pm

awesome! Impressive print! If I tried that on my reprap it would not look like that!

Comment by Nick Tyrer on August 23, 2015 at 3:20am

Nice setup David! Never seen that printer before, but i love how simple and exposed it is. How long did it take to print that lamp section?

Comment by David Mans on August 22, 2015 at 7:24pm

Modeling| Cocoon in Grasshopper & Rhino

Slicing| Simplify 3d

Printing| gMax XT Printer

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