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Vessel: 3D Printing That Looks Like Woven Baskets #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Vessel: 3D Printing That Looks Like Woven Baskets, from MAKE:

Vessel is an experiment that uses your 3D printer to create something that is a little bit more chaotic and natural feeling than most typical 3d prints. As you can see in the video below, the filament is sometimes deposited from quite a distance above previous layers to allow it to droop into place. Aside from just being delivered more loosely, the design intentionally utilizes gaps in layers to create this woven looking finish.

You can attempt to design your own on the website (I had best luck in google chrome). Once you’ve got something designed, the page will spit out custom G-code to use with your printer. I’m still attempting to tweak things to get an actual print out of it, but as you can see, the creator DavidLobser has done some very successful prints….

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