3D Printing Post Series: Spiraly Thingy


Inspired by the “3D Printing Nerd” I decided to print this cool looking thingy! I am not quite sure what it is, but it looks really cool! I printed it using “vase mode” meaning that the extruder lays down the filament in a spiral motion. This also means that the extruder doesn’t lift up and start over again at the same point. This creates a watertight part, which might be why it is called “vase mode”. Overall the print turned out very nicely, but some layering is visible. However, this was to be expected as I printed this part at a .3mm layer height.

The Print Settings (Dun Dun Dun)

  • Printed with 10% Infill
  • Printed on a partly sunny day😐
  • Printed with a hot-end temperature of 240, and a bed temperature of 110 (To print my White HIPS)
  • Printed with no support material
  • Printed with 2 Shells
  • Printed at 300 Micron layer resolution
  • Printed in “Vase Mode”
  • Printed with Medium Fan Speeds
  • Print Time: 1 Hour 0 Minutes
  • Printed on my Lulzbot Mini
  • Sliced using the Lulzbot’s edition of Cura

The Picture(s)!!

Vase for 3DStuff - Edited

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