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Circular Paraboloid

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I grab this Circular Paraboloid quite often while teaching my Multivariable Calculus classes. It has been great for discussions about surfaces, gradients, critical points, and more.

Created with Mathematica. I printed this in Spring 2017. At the time it was by far the largest model I had printed and the first that started my vision of a complete set.

See the rest of my collection. They were all designed and printed to stand at the same height, to work well for display by me during discussion in front of a classroom, and to be large enough for students to get their hands on them to really feel the shapes and the curves. We refer to these often throughout the course.

Quadric Surfaces Set (all of the below included)
Parabolic Cylinder
Circular Paraboloid
Hyperbolic Paraboloid
Ellipsoid
Hyperboloid of One Sheet
Circular Cone
Hyperboloid of Two Sheets

3D printing settings

Approximately 193 mm tall.

Note that the bottom edge is not quite flat. I recommend lowering it into the print bed about 1 mm to cut off that uneven portion.

I printed this with supports.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2019/11/16 at 06:38

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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.

I have a 3D printing sub-site abbymath.com/3DPrinting. 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 Monoprice Mini as well.

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