Introduction: 3D Printer Christmas Ornament

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Here's my entry for the 2014 White House Ornament Design Contest, an ornament of my Airwolf 3D printer printing Christmas ornaments. How ironic!

I'm a US citizen in Orange County, CA, USA.

Enjoy

Step 1: Create a 3D File

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Create your 3D model using some kind of modeling software. I use Solidworks.

Step 2: Print Your 3D File

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My machine has two print heads so I'm able to print my main material (silver) as well as a support material (white) that holds up the over hang layers above.

Step 3: Remove Part From Printer

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Here's the part hot off the machine with the support material intact. Sometimes the small features don't always print very well. The bowden tube at the top didn't come out so I'll have to improvise.

Step 4: Remove Support Material

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I soak the part in a solvent to remove all the white support material.

Step 5: Finished!

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Here's the finished part.

Step 6: Print One Yourself

Here's the STL file so you can print your own.

Cheers

Comments

Blackdog3d (author)2014-11-11

I love this one! It makes me smile!

bginoza (author)2014-11-09

seriously cute as all getout

nodcah (author)2014-11-08

Nice! That's really cool how your 3D printer is made using 3D printed parts, too!

broccali (author)2014-11-08

love it

Haha, a 3D printed 3D printer! I love it!

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