Category Archives: Replicator

Chalcopyrite

I’m always looking for nice stuff that can be shown at the various science fairs, and when I saw on thingiverse this Chalcopyrite, I knew it was perfect! We tried printing it with the Ultimaker without success, but it turned … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s the plain useful stuff!!

Sometimes you print fancy stuff, other times it’s just really really useful simple stuff!! Can you guess what this is?

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A fancy bracelet

Makerware High profile infill 15% number of shells 3 layer height 0,10 Total disaster!! Probably problems with the slicing, but also all the rest came out horribly. Yuck, will need to find the time to try again…

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Math is always lurking somewhere

We have been printing like mad these days to prepare objects for the researchers night, and some of them will be used by the scientists at ICTP as a visual help while explaining their fields of study to the schools … Continue reading

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The meaning of support!

Just a couple of pictures of some mathematical objects we have recently printed out to show you how support is crucial and what it looks like. Seifert surface based on the Borromean rings: again from George Hart’s page. Printed in … Continue reading

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Geometrical figures from George Hart

As for the researcher’s night we will have various scientist showcasing their work, we wanted to rovide some geometrical structures that could be shown during their presentations. We reached George Hart’s web page, and though some of the structures are … Continue reading

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fancy eyeglasses!

Customizable Word Glasses by leoedin Unluckily both pins connecting the arms broke when trying to connect them… Maybe more infill? Replicator Dualwhite ABS Makerware standard settings (infill 10%, number of shells 2, layer height 0,20mm) Raft! (otherwise the small letters drift … Continue reading

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Calabi – Yau

Probably one of the objects that gave us more problems to print, we have tried several times in PLA but sometimes nothing beats ABS… The Calabi-Yau manifold is a complex manifold frequently used in superstring theory. The original file was sent … Continue reading

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Microscope adapter

One of the really cool things of 3D printing in my opinion is the possibility to design adapters for anything. You can finally use something you already have home and adapt it without having to buy new stuff all the … Continue reading

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printer’s problems

Back to the usual office, we are forced to face the problems with our makerbots… My Thing o Matic has been acting wierdly in the last months, but I had too much to do to take my time to fix … Continue reading

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