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Open Spiral Dice Tower

by wuerfel Jun 20, 2018
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I'm struggling with the open spiral gap. Should it be possible to do without supports? Is it a speed issue, layer height, both or something else? It's a fun dice tower, although I think removing the open spiral would make it much easier to print.

If you use cura, you can set the support overhang angle to 70° and it should work easily. It is possible to print without supports if you use the version 10_8_3 with the little gate frame and 0.15 layer height. Regarding your printer the ceiling of the spiral gap might look a bit irregular but usable. Without the spiral gap it wouldn't be an open spiral dicetower. Maybe I get a version with built in supports.

I'll try your suggestion in Cura, thanks!

Thanks for sharing your dice tower. :)
is it possible to make a tray for the dice tower ? to bring more stability ? thanks :)

OK I did a quick job with the tray, but it should work. Its twice the diameter of the tower and has little studs inside to hold the tower in place. Compatible with all versions of the tower.

Thank you, I printed the tray and it fits very well, the dice tower is more stable and more heavy :)

Really cool. I'm adding a 3rd version, a bit more compact for storing. You also saw the medieval version of the tray?
And I like the huge tower, thats why you needed more stability. Would appreciate to post this as a make, so others can see it too.

I also love when the dice tower is huge :)
I saw the medieval version, unfortunately I glued the tower on the tray with baize :/, So I can't print the other trays without printing another dice tower :p.
Thanks again for your amazing job :) !
Oh and I posted the tower in the "post a make" section.

I think there is more stuff coming, so maybe an opportunity for another print. Already added a new, supportless friendlier version and some pictures.

I can try to get something for this. But it was not meant to need one. It should work on its own. Maybe bit more infill or a wall line more to give it some weight? I even roll my metal dice with this.
You can also use these foldable dice trays and leave two corners unconnected.
But I tinker a bit and see what I come up with.

This is one of the best spiral dice towers I've seen, but the challenge is def the height. The shorter models aren't as satisfying as the tall ones, but 300mm is restricting. Any chance you could make a top, middle, and bottom piece, where the middle can be repeated at a lower build cost than all in one?

Hey ranhalt,
I managed to make your dreams come true. I made a stackable version in 3 parts. So far I didn't test them, but the assembly in CAD looks promising. There is a 0.2mm clearance for the keys, so you have a bit of room to bring it perfectly together.

Thank you so much! I had it printed by 3D Hubs and it came out pretty good. The modular design is going to help pump out more middle pieces to my liking. A tip is coming your way for your effort, thanks for the favor!

Hey ranhalt,
I can try that, but give me some time to make this working. Holiday season is busy.

Seems I already got some downloads. Would be nice to see some pictures of the prints.

Quite cool, but my printer can only do 150mm in height D:

No problem, give me a moment I'll add a smaller verion.