flexmesh sphere

by frank
flexmesh sphere 3d printed Sculptures Description
Not For Sale
I ordered a test print to be sure that everything works the way it was supposed to be.

When it arrived it was not perfectly round but slightly deformed. I guess it is impossible to ship this thing in a packet without deforming it...

Nevertheless this is a nice toy to play around with. It can be squeezed or thrown against walls - In spite of it´s fine structure it is pretty sturdy.


IN: 2.741 w x 2.741 d x 2.74 h
CM: 6.962 w x 6.962 d x 6.96 h


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Is this the printed in the WSF..?
September 5, 2013, 7:07 pm
Video of the thing would be awesome, if you make the model downloadable maybe we can help with the deformation issues.
July 31, 2012, 12:41 am
great geometry here frank! would love to see some video of this thing being flexed!
June 3, 2010, 3:05 pm
Hi Duann! The thickness of the structure is slightly above 1 mm. The fact that it can be treated that bad has two reasons: the material itself is quite flexible, and the structure provides plenty of possibilities to deform. On the picture above (the photo with the squeezed ball) you can see that the individual beams are not deformed much, although the sphere is squeezed to the maximum. Like this, it can absorb pretty high amounts of energy. I threw it several timesagainst a wall, and really hard. Until now, not a single beam broke... cheers Frank.
April 20, 2010, 5:48 pm


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