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Tensegrity Table High Strength

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3D model description

Saw a tensegrity table on here and was inspired to make one that could actually hold a decent amount of weight.

The struts were printed with carbon PLA and the base was printed in normal pla. Use a lot of infill when printing the bases because the amount of tension on the corners will cause some flexing. To avoid this, use an infill of 25% or higher.

Print 6 struts and 2 bases.

I used the strings from paracord but you can use any material that can take a tensile force.

All of the holes are 3mm, i used screws to keep tension on the string, although you can tie them areouind the holes.

2 long pieces of string were used for the outiside, being held in place at one point, screws were added to fill in the aestethic for points already tensioned.

Any questions just ask!

3D printing settings

Print as you normally would, I suggest an infill of 30% or more to mitigate tension bending in the baseplates.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • arms_x3.stl
    • tensegrity_hex_base.stl

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  • Last update: 2020/03/16 at 12:03
  • Publication date: 2020/03/09 at 21:17





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Hubba Hubba. That is awesome. I too love tensegrity structures. This is certainly among the best so far.

I also like this one ( for being a simple easy introduction to the concept.
Maybe it is here on Cults3D also? I did not search.

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