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20 part modular 3D-printed Gothic cathedral

Here's yet another reason why I intend to make time to build my own 3d printer once I've finished university.

Thingiverse member Skimbal has designed and printed this 20 piece modular Gothic cathedral. It just fits in the print area of his 3d printer and can be arranged in lots of different ways to build unique cathedrals.

While not particuarly useful it sure is impressive and if I were 10 or 15 years younger, a lot of fun to play with!

Will be time to start thinking of what I want to print soon! Yayy!

(found via BoingBoing)

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Kiteman7 years ago
Was it extruded or sintered?

Jayefuu (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Extruded. In the third pic you can see the strands from the flyback. :D
Kiteman Jayefuu7 years ago
Oh, so there is a significant amount of manual labour involved in a nominally computer-controlled process?


hintss Kiteman6 years ago
if you calibrate it right, you won't have ooze
Jayefuu (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I don't know about significant, I've never used one (yet!) but I should think those strands are easy to break with a knife or scissors. Just a clean up job.
jeff-o Jayefuu7 years ago
Knowing myself, I'd probably spend hours carefully slicing off every little strand and bump I could find.
Kiteman jeff-o7 years ago
...then, as you make the last snip, sneeze violently!
jeff-o Kiteman7 years ago
That seems likely, yes.
isaac! jeff-o7 years ago
laugh.
 I've been using a CNC router for A class i have in school called "design and Fabrication 2202" The setting up, and cleaning up is where most of the manual labour takes place. It takes a good amount of arm strength to move the T-slot table (what the wood/other material) ... well I don't know if it takes a good amount of strength, or most of my class is just weak.... the machine doesn't do the sanding for you either, so i guess that counts as labour too (maybe).
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