Introduction: 3D Printed Bowl

About: Our grandkids keep me busy!

This 3D printed bowl was inspired by the numerous laser cut bowls I've seen.

The top most bowl component has a maximum radius of 100mm and a minimum radius of 92mm. The bowl is extruded from an Autodesk Fusion 360 sketch. I started the sketch design by defining the top most bowl component outer edge then created each subsequent edge using the Sketch Scale function for an average 8mm width, and finally added .4mm gaps between the bowl components using the Sketch Offset function for separation after printing. With the sketch complete, I used the Modify Press Pull function to extrude the bowl components 4mm.

The file "Bowl.stl" contains the bowl's eleven components which print in one session using about 55g of filament. I printed our bowls at .15mm layer height, 20% infill with no supports or adhesion. Once printed, starting with the inner most component, I rotated (30 degrees), stacked then glued each bowl component to the top of the previous, one level at a time.

And that is how I designed, printed and assembled 3D Printed Bowl.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, sliced using Cura 4.1, and printed in PLA on both an Ultimaker 2+ Extended and an Ultimaker 3 Extended.