Introduction: Snowflake Ornament, 3D Printable.

In the spirit of winter, here is a 3D-printable snowflake ornament that you can either print at home (if you have a reprap-style printer or a Form 1 Printer) or print through a service like Shapeways. The 3d file is free to download as well.

I've always been mesmerized with the symmetry and natural beauty of snowflakes. With this ornament, I wanted to capture the six-fold symmetry of a real ice crystal. Every year I hope to add more designs to my collection of 3d-printable snowflakes - every new snowflake will be completely different from the one before.

Step 1: 3D Printing Via Shapeways.

If you don't have a 3D printer, but would like to enjoy this ornament, you can get one from shapeways.com. Just follow this link, and you'll be able to choose the ornament in a range of decorative materials:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/2846564/snowflake-ornament-2.html?li=aeTabs

Step 2: 3D Printing on Your Own!

If you do have a printer or access to one, you can download the attached .stl file to print yourself. This print should turn out really nice using the Formlabs Form1 or other resin-based printers that can print in clear plastic.

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BrianC11 (author)2014-11-11

Thanks! Yes, here's a different snowflake I made, it shows how the shapeways frosted and transparent plastics look with some backlighting. I think a resin printer like the Form 1 would be able to give a similar result.

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peppypickle (author)2014-11-11

I really love this one! I think twinkle lights would look so pretty behind it! good work!

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