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Cthulhu Ring

by colinfizgig Feb 3, 2013
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I am interested in a commercial manufacturing agreement. Please let me know if that would be something you would be interested in. I printed this on a Formlabs2 with clear resin.
Turned out awesome. I will send you one if you provide an address.

hi did you just print it and paint it or did you recast it in something else ?

printed on Shapeways in Steel. I haven't been able to get low enough resolution for a print on a makerbot.

would be awesome of they actually brought out an affordable resin printer!

Wow. There's some serious skill behind that ring. I think I'll have to play around with this and see how close to ring-sized I can print it and still get good surface details.

Thanks. Please do give it a shot. I'd be interested in seeing what can be done with it on several different printers. After trying to print the mini Planetary gears thing 10 times and finally scaling the thing up to get it to work, I realized I'm not up for printing super tiny just yet.

Keep me posted on how your printing goes.

would work well on the b9creator or other resin based printers I think. check out the resolution they are achieving in this tiny r2d2 print! (I wish I had one :( )

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=339949412783377&set=a.217614215016898.42117.194265957351724&type=1https://www.facebook.com/photo...

Just wish they would put the b9 on the market already ! We need an affordable lithographic printer on the market!

did you print this on a FFF printer? or did you have shapeways or another service
make the print?

The ring on my hand picture is of a Shapeways Print in Stainless still. But I think a better print could be done by doing an inverse mold and using something like the bismuth alloys used in some some of the things on this site.

What I've found is the metal prints done by online printing groups are fine large but show very grainy at smaller sizes because of the heating required. They are super strong, but a bit lacking in resolution. I've done some really small detail prints with my replicator that hold up well against whatever printer they are using.

I posted this with the thought it could be a cool arm band or bracelet. You might be able to print it as a ring on a replicator, but if you can you qualify as a 3d printing Artist of the highest caliber in my opinion.

I have seen very good detail in small prints using the photopolymer
printers. They claim the photopolymer can be burnt out
in lost wax castings. If that is true a better rendering of the level of detail in your model would be possible (in a cast silver|gold|bronze).

yeah I've seen the same. There was a kickstarter project for a photopolymer printer that reminded me of the type of cnc wax that jewelers use for jewelry these days. There is a guy on the Zbrush forum that CNC's his own jewelry and sends the wax positives off to foundries for casting.

Check it out..

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?61205-T-S-Wittelsbach-s-Jewelry-Sketchbookhttp://www.zbrushcentral.com/s...

He does nice designs.

A beautifully hideous sculpture - incredible detail. HPL would love it.

It would go very well with your amazing Troll Statue (very large print) - any chance of re-uploading it? (We managed to print the head.)

Yeah I'll repost that tonight. Sorry for the delay.

Many, many thanks - it's a beautiful model.