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Floating Cup (easier to assemble) #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by bwaslo on Thingiverse:

This is a remix of HappyMoon’s “Floating Cup Sculpture” which I imagine about everyone has seen before. I didn’t want to try to print the spilling liquid of the “full water” STL using supports that would mess up the surface appearance of the spilling liquid. And I wasn’t able to cleanly assemble the three separate pieces that were given as alternate STLs by HappyMoon as I couldn’t easily position the pieces to hold them in place while glue set nor position them precisely enough to use an instant-hold type glue. My first attempt to assemble the three parts turned out to be a mess, and I ended up just welding the “Inside Mug” part to the “Stream” part with a soldering gun and that didn’t look very good.

So this remix takes HappyMoon’s :”full water” file and re-cuts the “splash” part from the “stream” + the “Inner Mug” parts, with places to insert alignment pins for precision and to hold the “water” together while adhesive sets. There is also an STL for the pins to use (two of them needed). I used 2-part slow-set epoxy to hold it together

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