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Spiral Tree in Spiral Mode

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A spiral tree designed to print in spiral mode! Perfect for the holidays, I designed this tree for tea lights and made a forest that I shared with family and friends. The "base" is the raft printed with the tree. This tree was designed using Mathematica.

I printed them in vase mode two at a time using the duplication mode on my MakerGear M3-ID Rev. 1 printer.

I used a translucent red and translucent green PLA filament. They also look good with clear or natural filament. I just don't have any of those left for photos. (Maybe I'll print some more tomorrow.)

They stack together well for easy storage.

Designed in December 2018.


Note: The model in Simplify3D looks like it has problems, but it slices perfectly and looks fine in the print preview.


3D printing settings

Tree model is approximately 73 x 72 x 89 mm.

Printed in "Single outline corkscrew printing mode (vase mode)" with Simplify3D using 0.1 mm layer height, 2 top layers, 0 bottom layers, 1 outline/perimeter shell, 0% infill. No supports. Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to print.

Raft Settings: See screenshot.

Amazon: Flickering LED Tea Light Candles

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2019/12/09 at 11:30
  • Publication date: 2019/12/04 at 06:39

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I am a high school math teacher and 3D printing hobbyist. I have been 3D printing since 2017 and enjoy making things for my classes and my own children and home in San Diego, California, USA.

Learn more about me on HotMakes Episode 60!
See my video on YouTube and my user story written and published by Simplify3D.

I design with Mathematica, CorelDRAW, Fusion 360, and Tinkercad. I love my MakerGear M3-ID and my Palette 2S Pro. I have a Prusa MK3S as well. I started a 3D printing sub-site abbymath.com/3DPrinting, but it needs some updating.

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