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Swirling Urn

by loubie Aug 22, 2013
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Hey! Thanks so much for this file. I just made it as an urn for my dog, actually. I'm going to look into designing a lid for it however, my 3D modelling experience is minimal. Will post a make when it's done. If anyone else wants to try to make a lid, I'd be happy to see it too! I printed at 150% in vase mode with a 1mm nozzle.

I would love to make something like this, but with specific dimensions, including a smaller top than bottom. What program(s) did you use to make this?

hey how about a matching lid that snap into the opening.. it is suppose to be an urn and urns have lids

Was supports used in either of these?

What printer did you use? The print quality is wonderful.

Thank you! I used two printers. The gold urn was printed on an Aluminatus clone and the silver urn on an Ordbot Hadron. Both open source.

Please could you make one with a hole down the middle so this can be used as a practical pot for pens or flowers rather than as just an ornament. Many thanks

I have now included a hollowed out version of this model. The walls are 2mm thick and the base has been reinforced. However, the slicing time for this model is significantly longer due to increased geometry.

Use "Vase" mode in your slicer - for slic3r, you can do 3 bottom layer and no top layers, and 0% infill. Having a "solid" form is great, as you can then choose how think you want the walls and bottom - and it slices a lot faster! :-)

Newer versions of slic3r have a "spiral vase mode" that will do this for you automagically, but make it only one layer thick..

I'd love to know if these are painted or if they are the original plastic color?
Where did you get the plastic?

They aren't painted. The design is quite flattering for most plastics - particularly metallic shades.

The silver is a jet PLA silver filament. The gold we got off some random person off eBay I think. It's a shame because it is a very pretty colour and I don't know if we'll ever be able to get anymore.

Go to Faberdashery, they have similar metallics. However, they do sell by the meter and are based in the UK.

I have filaments from Faberdashery (in fact, I ordered a load for Xmas) - their stuff is gorgeous. However, I have yet to find a gold similar to the one used anywhere. I daresay it's just a matter of hunting for it. Thanks for the tip though.