Inspired by the intricate and beautiful shapes of viruses and bacteria.
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Succesfully printed in White Strong & Flexible.
Dyed strong & flexible could is experimental and available per request.History
The original model was created in 2006 for a 3d photo collage.
One of the goals was to create a life-like photograph of non-existent objects.
As, at the time, I was pretty sure this was an impossible to produce object.
Then I discovered shapeways ;-)
So now it was succesfully created in real 3d!
It is solid to not compromise the design and the price difference was marginal.
Outer diameter is 8.5cm/3.3 Inch and the tips are 0.7 mm quickly becoming wider.
Which overall makes it quite sturdy.
Please be careful with unpacking though, it may be slightly tangled in the bubble wrap.
Then again, mine already survived a 1 meter/3 foot drop, however, I do not recommend that ;-)
It should be treated as a delicate decorative object, it is NOT a toy!