Feb.1, 2013

Thingiverse users RealAbsurdity designed a super cool 3D printable "Modular Snap-Fit Airship", a fully modular snap-fit (no glue required) model of an Airship.

It is the vanilla base for a series of absurd mashups that currently includes a Trireme and a Saturn V rocket.

The Modular Snap-Fit Airship has two versions: shell and solid. Both versions have been prototyped on a Replicator 2 3D printer with no supports.

Settings:

  • layer thickness: .15mm (or less)
  • Number of shells: 1 or 2
  • feed speed: 80mm/s
  • travel speed: 150mm/s
  • fill rate: 0 (for shell version) or .1 (for solid version)

The shell version was designed to keep the material use to a minimum and works quite well but I think the solid might actually print faster at low rates of infill because there is less shell and perimeter to print even though they have been minimized in the shell version.

 

 

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