Every day we see amazing designs emerge from the 3D Printers but occasionally we have to look at a 3D Print from every angle to figure out what is going on. Phamora Ceramics by Virtox is one of those cases...
Is inside out? Or is it not? Perhaps both?
This is an Amphora from another spacetime.
An ancient object which we knew had to exist.
And after years of excavation in other dimensions we finally found it!
Beautiful model indeed.
I am not sure, but I think my hourglass has the same topology (even if less elegant ).
But I don't know how to manage the part that will be unglazed.
Currently, I made some pegs at the bottom and at the top but I am not satisfied with the result....
Virtox, how did you managed that? is there something special at the bottom of your model that is ment to be unglazed?
Wow this is awesome. I have a model I really wanted to print in ceramic but after reading the design rules that say it should be able to be made out of wet sand, I thought ceramic printing it would not be possible. This print gives me hope it is possible. Could you please tell me what the thickness or diameter of the skinny arms is?
And congratulations on a beautiful design.
Hi and thank you!
To answer you question, the thickness of the arms in the model is varies from about 4 to 6mm.
But the most important thing about them is they provide no structural support. The body of the vase varies from about 5 to 7 mm and THIS is what keeps it all together.
And I have yet to properly determine this, but it seems the first stage of the print produces slightly thinner parts (i.e. it looks like the material shrinks slightly after printing)
So parts like the arms, after the added layer of glazing are only slightly thicker than the original 3d model.
Regarding, the wet sand rule, I figured they meant "sand" as built by professionals. Ever see those amazing sand sculptures on the beach? If done properly, sand can do things beyond normal imagination
I only decided to try this after extensive testing and for this to work the model should be an organic form that can stand , but sag as a whole without stressing any parts in particular.
If you have more question feel free to send me a PM!
It really is a beautiful vase! But it also highlights the thought and planning you have to put into 3D printing, one can't just print objects off willy nilly. You have to think of support, structure etc.