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Dodecahedron Pencil Holder

by Chrisibub Feb 16, 2017
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Have you thought about printing this as one solid? No gluing together!

I have thought about that before actually designing it, but then, there would be some main issues:

  • It would need a lot of supports to print it, also supports, which are built on the actual object.
  • Supports will be difficult to remove if you don't use a double extruder printer with e.g. hips filament as support material.
  • The detailed surface motives of the single pieces are visible way better when printing the single parts, as printing the whole dodecahedron as one piece will result in inaccuracy.

That's why I stongly recommend the piece by piece version - but if you want to, I can also create a solic one for you and upload it here. What do you think?